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Opened in 1999, Pete's Candy Store continues as Williamsburg's original live music venue.
Featuring acts such as Will Oldham, Beth Orton, Devendra Barnhart and Norah Jones, this small venue and neighborhood tavern developed an early reputation for special shows and rare treats.
The storefront at 709 Lorimer Street in Brooklyn has been in operation since the 1920's, when the grandfather of the current building owners ran a local general store, known affectionately by the nickname Funzi's. By the 1970's, Funzi handed over the reigns to others, one of whom, Pete Caruso, named the spot Pete's Candy Store. By that time, the store had evolved into a sort of greasy spoon diner and neighborhood numbers joint. This same arrangement, later including some poker tables in the rear where the live music room now exists, continued well into the 1990's.
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Address: 709 Lorimer St
City: New York
Mon 5:00pm - 2:00am ,
Tue 5:00pm - 2:00am ,
Wed 5:00pm - 2:00am ,
Thu 5:00pm - 4:00am ,
Fri 5:00pm - 4:00am ,
Sat 3:30pm - 4:00am ,
Sun 3:30pm - 2:00am .