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LETTERS Shakey’s Pizza topped with Dixieland

Gary Brown, left, and Jay Halverson took over ownership of Shakey’s in 1984. Shakey’s was for a time the world’s largest pizza chain. The original Shakey’s sign at 57th and J streets, left, is now part of the Sacramento history archives.
Gary Brown, left, and Jay Halverson took over ownership of Shakey’s in 1984. Shakey’s was for a time the world’s largest pizza chain. The original Shakey’s sign at 57th and J streets, left, is now part of the Sacramento history archives. Sacramento Bee file

Pizza topped with jazz

Re “Love letter topped with love, extra cheese” (Feast, Jan. 11): Thanks to Chris Macias for bringing back the memories of Shakey’s at 57th and J.

In 1954, my husband had recently returned from the Korean War and we were invited by friends living on J Street to try this new pizza place.

We spent many weekend nights listening to that great Dixieland music and eating our very first pizza. Yes, how wonderful it would be to spend another Saturday night at Shakey’s listening to that great jazz with our pizza and seeing Shakey once again.

Dorothy Phillips,

Citrus Heights

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