Local Favorite Petee’s Pie Company Extends Hours Thanks to Late-Night Demand

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 at 10:06 am by
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Pastry purveyors Petee’s Pie Company are enjoying the fruits of success. Their small bakery at 61 Delancey Street – formerly Rocket Joe’s Pizza – just wrapped their busiest week since opening last November. The holiday weekend probably contributed to the uptick in sales.

Overall growth is steady, though. Robert Paredez, who co-owns Petee’s with his wife (and namesake) Petra, tells us that late-night traffic has been increasing. Makes sense; Hell Square is just across the street. Recognizing this heightened demand, the business officially extended the hours of operation at 61 Delancey. They’re now open until midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 1am on the weekend party nights.

So, what are the most popular pies?

“In general, our seasonal fruit pies seem to be the most popular,” says Paredez. To that end, there are some new flavors on the way, including fresh raspberry, blackberry, and peach pies.

Given the success, we figured territorial expansion might be on the collective brain. “Nothing is imminent,” Paredez tells us. “We are 100% independently owned, and we are focused on nurturing our small space at 61 Delancey.”

Petee’s pedigree is pie. Her parents own and operate the acclaimed Mom’s Apple Pie Company in Leesburg, Virginia. According to the company website, she spent her youth in the bakery, “pulling all-nighters before Thanksgiving, learning the tricks of the trade (production from her pop, marketing from her mom), and piloting new recipes using produce grown on the family farm.” Before starting the business, Petee taught special-needs children in NYC public schools.

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