Jim and Kim married in the late 80’s, and moved to El Dorado County in the late 90’s. They raised their boys, Logan and Quinn, here. In 2017, they came to look at 50 Grand, as it was for sale. The walk through stuck with Jim and Kim. They were looking at what the next step of their lives would be, and found it.
In 2018, Jim retired from being an electrical and software engineer, and Jim and Kim started a new chapter — and adventure — of their lives. They started the process of re-invigorating 50 Grand. Pollock Pines had already lost so many of its restaurants, and they wanted to provide quality employment for the locals, but more importantly, a quality restaurant that would be a destination venue, and weekly haunt, for diners near and far. It’s their gift to the community, that they have called home for 3 decades.
In 2020, a year and a half after buying 50 Grand, the pandemic hit. Restaurants and bars were hit the hardest. So, they decided to temporarily close the doors for a renovation. Little did they know, the roller coaster that was to follow the next two and a half years.