The space that housed the dearly departed Maxwell's, Hoboken's legendary music venue and restaurant, has now been sold. The new owners, Evan Dean and Pete Carr, tell NJ.com that they plan to open a restaurant "specializing in thin-crust artisanal pizza" in it's place, although they are careful to note that family-friendly spot "won't be a pizzeria." Disappointing as this may be for Maxwell's devotees, here's the most crushing part: the new owners have decided to keep the name Maxwell's. There may or may not be live music at the new incarnation, but it probably won't be anything like Nirvana or Mofongo.
Although the original Maxwell's announced its closure and held a massive farewell bash back in July, owner Dave Post has been operating it as a restaurant and bar sans rock and roll until he found a taker for the space. Local musicians and regulars packed the place for their truly final farewells last night. Robert Sietsema gave his own goodbyes, with a brief history of the place (and his stint as a bassist), over the summer.
· Iconic Rock Club Maxwells's Sold, Reopening As "Thin Crust Artisanal Pizza" Joint [Gothamist]
· Maxwell's Hoboken Rock Club Sold, Will Reopen With Same Name [NJ.com]
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