250 Club was one of Grantville's taverns, and had been established before the Ring of Fire. Afterward, the 250 Club became notorious for its bigotry towards the German population of Thuringia. The owner of the tavern, Ken Beasley, famously expressed the tavern's policy with a sign reading "No dogs and Germans allowed." Although ideas were floated, the Grantville Emergency Committee decided not to take any sort of direct governmental action against the 250 Club. Instead, at the suggestion of Melissa Mailey, Willie Ray Hudson, the owner of property across the street from the 250 Club, allowed the Thuringen Gardens to build on the land.

A barroom brawl took place in 250 Club when several American and German soldiers marched in and "taught the resident rednecks who was who and what is what."[1]

Even before the Ring of Fire, the 250 Club was host to some of Grantville's 'undesirables'. The tavern grew seedier as its business worsened, which forced some of its employees to quit. Ultimately, the 250 Club was permanently put out of business because of declining trade some time in the second half of 1635; Ken Beasley’s wife Kimberly took over the premises to expand her beauty shop and renamed it as the Salon 250.[2]


  1. 1632
  2. Grantville Gazette XXXI, "The Baptist Basement Bar and Grill"