For fifty years on Charlotte's Elizabeth Street, Jimmie's Restaurant, operated by Jimmie Pourlous, was an institution. In 2002, when Central Piedmont Community College purchased the building where the restaurant was located, Pourlous and his family faced the decision of moving or retiring. His sons Chris and George had worked in the restaurant all their lives. They planned a new restaurant, and in 2004, the new Jimmie's Restaurant opened in Mint Hill just thirteen miles away from the original. Timblin recounts the history of the restaurant and compares the old one with the new one.