Poor Reds waiting for New Owners - For sale, $1,500,000
The owners of Poor Reds have been convicted of numerous tax fraud crimes and have been ordered to sell the iconic bar & BBQ in El Dorado.
Linda sums up many locals feelings about Poor Red's ownertship in this public letter:
We moved here in 1978. Poor Reds was just what you did on a Friday or Saturday night. It was how you met new friends when you first moved to this county. It was so well known that if you wore a Poor Red’s tee shirt while traveling around the U.S. or Europe there was a very good possibility that some stranger would come up and say “Hey, I’ve been there.”
We knew the bartenders: Jack, Rod, Bud, Mike, Jimmy and Hank. The afternoon waitresses were Dort and Arlene. One of our daughters worked there for years after high school and met her husband there. Since Mike and Bree Adams have taken over Poor Red’s, I can assure you that it has not been the same.
Since they have owned it, we have not gone in there more then one or two times to meet for a drink. Nothing is the same. In the good ole days, the Christmas carols and card exchange was the best part of Christmas. Also, who can forget Good Friday at Poor Red’s? From what I read, they are deserving of each and every federal charge against them. In my wildest dreams I can’t imagine why they are still out, and not in prison serving their sentence.
I’m waiting patiently for new owners to bring Poor Red’s back to what we all remember so we all have a place to meet up again. Until then, I miss a lot of our friends.
The current owners were ordered back to court recently and asked why they had not sold the bar as ordered by the court and they reponded with an explaination of the poor economy making selling the business difficult. The court was not impressed. This listing appear recently.
Listings as of 01/16/2014 at 6:15AM
Active 01/08/14 6221-6227 Pleasant Valley Rd El Dorado, CA 95623 Listing Price: $1,500,000
MLS#: 14001521 01TEAMMS Cross Street: Highway 49 Map VRP N
Total Units: 3 Area: 12702 Subtype: Commercial/Retail
Bldg Use: Restaurant/Bar/Retail County: El Dorado
Lease Terms: Copy of Agrmnt Avail
Lot Dim: Rectangular .55 acres APN: 331-113-09
Year Built: Zoning: Commercial CC&Rs: No
Air: MultiUnits Roof: Flat/Low Pitch,Metal
Heat: Heat Pump,MultiUnits,Propane
Location: Highway Frontage,Public Trans Nearby
Tenant Pays: Individual Meters, Sewer, Water
... Cole Mayer | December 06, 2013 The owners of Poor Red’s will have to wait another month for any decisions on their case and the ...
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... PR Pond | May 30 2013 For anyone that enjoys Poor Reds and wants to keep it as a Gold Country iconic building and business ... Related Stories: Poor Red's Employees Struggle to keep doors open with Owners in Jail ... | ...
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... | April 30 2013 Sent in by a fan regarding Poor Reds: I'm a writing you on the behalf of Poor Reds. I am a empolyee ... you!!!!! Related Story: Owners of Poor Red's Bar & BBQ arrested on suspicion of tax evasion, insurance fraud ...
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... Image: Image Detail: Poor Red's Each owner of Poor Red’s pleaded guilty to seven felony ...
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... El Dorado County authorities have arrested the owners of Poor Red's Bar-B-Q - a local institution in El Dorado - on suspicion of tax evasion ...
Admin - 04/22/2013 - 06:17 - 1 comment
... reads Image: BRENDA ADAMS, Poor Red's co-owner, is remanded into the sheriff's custody Wednesday morning in El ...
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... Image: The latest chapter at Poor Reds is the sign that just appeared outside proclaiming “New ... cheaper, we'll take it! Employees at the historic Poor Red's Bar-B-Q and Bar have been struggling for several years since the newest ...
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... There's a growing memorial set-up outside of Poor Red's for late bartender Rodney "Rod" Kinser. Many in this county have ...
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... Image Detail: PROTESTERS CARRY SIGNS in front of Poor Red's in El Dorado Friday August 9. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins ...
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