The bright red Jack's Place jackets were given to all Jack's employees at the end of the season in 1979, and were worn from the 1980 season onwards.
At the time Jack's was owned by Jack Erkert and was open 7 days a week from Memorial day to Labor Day.
Jack's was not only popular amongst its customers who would wait in line to get in,but also employees, many of whom were teachers looking for Summer jobs. Many employees, such as Carol MacFeat who owned the jacket, multi tasked as cooks, waitresses, door men & women, bar tenders, and returned there to work summer after summer.
Jack & wife Joanne Erkert ran Jack's Place from 1973 until 1992 when they sold it to the Voellm family, who have kept the name in tact. It had previously been known as Gallagher's Pub & before that, the Black Eagle.