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Torch passed at Jake’s Pizza Photo

Torch passed at Jake’s Pizza

FAIRMONT– Jake’s Pizza in Fairmont, a staple for many, is about to see a change of ownership as long-time owners Jeff and Kim Ehlert pass the torch off to their children, Shea Ehlert and Shaina (Ehlert) Sheppmann. The two will officially take over the business Feb.1.

While Jeff and Kim have owned Jake’s since 2004, they’ve both worked there much longer. They started as high schoolers, Jeff in 1972 and Kim in 1973. At that time Mark Jacobson owned the restaurant.

“It was up on the hill by Profinium,” said Kim.

In 1976 Jake’s changed to its current location on Downtown Plaza.

Both Jeff and Kim graduated high school and went off to school– Jeff to business school and Kim to Jackson, though she continued to work a Jake’s.

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