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Breezy Point a long-standing part of community

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Breezy Point owner Jerry Fontaine shows off a wood-fired pizza oven that was recently installed in his bar and grill’s kitchen. The business has been operating for the better part of a century.

FORD RIVER — Breezy Point, a bar and grill that has been operating for the better part of a century, has made some major changes recently.

Owner Jerry Fontaine said he has owned Breezy Point for more than a decade.

“We’ve had it for 13 years,” he said.

However, Breezy Point had been in operation for years before he took over. While he did not know when it opened, Fontaine said he believed the business started operating under its current name in 1944.

“It’s been here for a little while,” he said.

Despite its long history, times have changed at Breezy Point. According to Fontaine, the business’ bar is not as big of a draw now as it once was.

“The bar’s really slowed down, but our food’s taking over,” he said, noting burgers and fish fries are among Breezy Point’s biggest draws.

This summer, Breezy Point completed an expansion to its kitchen.

“It used to be a little closet,” Fontaine said.

Along with the additional space, Fontaine said a wood-fired pizza oven has been added to the kitchen as part of this project.

“(It’s) something nobody has around here,” he said.

Currently, the pizza oven is operating Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Along with pizza, Breezy Point uses the oven to prepare wood-fired fish on Fridays.

“It’s been going over really good,” Fontaine said.

Fontaine said he aims to expand these hours, eventually making wood-fired pizza available at Breezy Point every day of the week.

Breezy Point currently has no major changes planned for the future.

“We just did the whole remodel, so that was enough for a while,” Fontaine said.

Fontaine voiced his appreciation of people in the area for their continued patronage of Breezy Point.

“Thanks for all the customer support we’ve had over the years,” he said.

Breezy Point is located at 3896 M-35, Ford River. For more information, find “Breezy Point” on Facebook.

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