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Jerry Jacobs Jr., Delaware North Cos.

Jerry Jacobs Jr.

Principal, Delaware North Cos.

Jacobs with a smaller version of the Bobby Orr sculpture by Harry Weber that stands outside TD Garden.
All photos by: Joe Cascio

Jerry Jacobs Jr. can look out from hisoffice on the top floor of a 13-story buildingin downtown Buffalo and see the wavescrashing over Niagara Falls. Inside, Jacobs’work space overflows with memorabilia hehas collected over the years at 97-year-oldDelaware North Cos.

Delaware North’s Sportservice runs foodand retail operations for more than two dozenmajor league teams, and Delaware Northcorporate owns and operates the BostonBruins and TD Garden, so sports takes centerstage. But Jacobs also displays items representingthe company’s parks and resortsgroup, which includes accounts such as theKennedy Space Center.

Some of his most prized possessions arenot in public view to prevent sunlight fromfading autographed photos. “All the good stuffis hanging in the bathroom,” Jacobs laughs.

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