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.

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