Staff Fund: Pete's Candy Store's STARS Still Shine

If you have ever had your spirits lifted by the warm atmosphere, great music and friendly vibe at Pete's Candy Store, you can thank the amazing bar and sound staff in this old joint. Pete's is now temporarily closed, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Our stars behind the bar are temporarily unemployed. We are raising money for them.

Unemployment coverage, if and when that comes through, is insufficient to cover their bills. Paid sick leave is also only a very small help. Pete's is researching every angle to access additional aid. But this will take time.

These fine and fun folks have been bringing the zest and serving the love  to our neighborhood for over 20 years. All of the performers, fans, and hosts of our live music, readings, comedy and trivia, are welcomed, served and assisted by these bright lights. All of our regulars, new customers, neighborhood friends, artists, authors, poets, musicians, marauders, nut jobs, softball and soccer teams are brought into the fold like family.  These young guns make it look easy, but it's a hard job . And they do it with love!

Your generous donations will go to helping with basic living expenses, and show them they are appreciated in the community. All donations will go to Pete's unemployed staff members. Thank you. It's going to be one hell of a reopening partaaay!


Donations ()

  • Bailey McKelway 
    • 20 $ 
    • 7 hrs
  • Christopher Chilton 
    • 20 $ 
    • 10 hrs
  • Brian Root 
    • 10 $ 
    • 10 hrs
  • Ed Malone 
    • 50 $ 
    • 16 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • 15 $ 
    • 18 hrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Andy McDowell 
Brooklyn, NY
Jonathan Gernhart 
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