Famed N.J. deli, a destination for Lottery players and politicians, closes after 57 years

An institution. One of a kind. There’ll never be another. Take your pick to describe Fred & Pete’s Deli & Luncheonette, the Hamilton eatery that for six decades grew into more than just a place to eat. Patrons came to eat, but the narrow deli in a strip mall off Route 33 in Mercerville turned into a hangout, a stump spot for politicians and meeting place for those already elected, as well as numerous government officials. Regulars, many senior citizens and retirees, for years held court in plastic chairs out front to keep the gab going after their meal. Then, when the New Jersey Lottery starte…

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