Loop ‘pioneer’ celebrates a winning formula: Pizza, beer and music

According to a news report from, “He’s the son of a Jewish butcher, but his pizza is among the town’s best.”

“He can’t tell Uncle Tupelo from “Tupelo Honey,” but his nightclub launched the careers of countless local musicians,” said the story. “His drink of choice is cherry Pepsi, yet his bar boasts the region’s largest beer selection. So is it a fluke that Shawn Jacobs transformed Cicero’s from a corner pizza joint into one of the Delmar Loop’s most successful entertainment venues?”

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