Jake’s marking 50 years
Monday, September 24, 2018
Fairmont’s iconic pizza place — Jake’s Pizza — will celebrate 50 years of business this fall.
In a Sentinel article dated Oct. 3, 1968, the announcement was made that Jake’s would open, operated by 23-year-old Larry Jacobson whose parents, Ernie and Rosie Jacobson, were running a similar place in Albert Lea.
Original operating hours were 5 p.m. until as late as business required.
The article stated that while principal attention would be paid to pizza, the restaurant would also offer ham-and-cheese sandwiches and “jiffy-burgers.”
Delivery service was offered, with a specially equipped vehicle taking food out within a radius of two miles for 25 cents.