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Woodfords cafe welcomes new owner

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Jennifer Quillici, “Henry,” Kim Jackson and McKinna Jackson in front of the Woodfords Station historical marker.
Becky DeForest, Alpine County Chamber of Commerce

After three successful years serving travelers and residents in the Carson Pass corridor, Mad Dog Café and Market, located on Highway 88 in Woodfords, Calif., is transitioning to new owners. Carson Valley residents Kim and McKinna Jackson are preparing to take the reins on Jan. 1, 2021. Originally established by Woodfords businesswoman Jennifer Quillici in 2017, the market has provided a unique eating and shopping experience for travelers and locals alike.

“When I started, I wanted to create a destination for people to stop at when they visit Alpine County,” says Quillici. “I wanted to this to be a place to go for a good meal, and for specialty items they can’t find just anywhere. Customer service has been our top priority since day one.” Quillici says she knows that the Jacksons will continue to put the customer first and provide a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. While the Jacksons have not officially taken ownership, they are currently working daily with Quillici to learn the details of the business. The market will reopen under their new ownership on Jan. 2.

Both Kim and McKinna are locals to the Carson Valley and Alpine County. Kim was born and raised between Tahoe and Gardnerville, and lived in Markleeville for 12 years. She is actively involved as a Captain with the Alpine County Volunteer Fire Department. McKinna, Kim’s daughter, was also born and raised in the Carson Valley and is involved in local equestrian activities, including the Carson Valley Roping Club and flag team for the Reno Rodeo. “We are family and community oriented,” says Kim, “and we look forward to providing services that help our community succeed.”

Mad Dog Café and Market is located at 290 Old Pony Express Way in Woodfords. In addition to specialty sandwiches, baked goods and gourmet gifts, the market is a California Lottery retailer. Currently, the market is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days per week, for outside dining and takeout. These hours will change to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 2. For more information, contact (530) 694-2930.