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Adam Sandler Buys 'Plumber's Menorah' from UWS Shop During Film Shoot

By Emily Frost | March 11, 2016 1:47pm | Updated on March 14, 2016 8:58am
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Adam Sandler bought a "plumber's menorah" while on set near Beacon Paint & Hardware, the owners said.
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Beacon Paint & Hardware; Inset: Getty Images

Apparently, Adam Sandler not only sings about menorahs — he collects them.

The owners of Beacon Paint & Hardware on Amsterdam Avenue recently got a visit from a rep for the actor who was sent there to buy a "plumber's menorah" that the star eyed in the shop's window.

Sandler is reportedly starring in the new Noah Baumbach film "Yen Din Ka Kissa" featuring Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, with scenes currently being shot on the Upper West Side.  

A portion of West 78th Street has been closed for filming this week, with trailers lining Amsterdam Avenue.

"I was told he saw it in our store window when he got out of his trailer, which was in front of Beacon Paint, and asked a crew member to go buy it," Beacon co-owner Steven Stark said. 

The plumber's menorah — an object constructed of pipe fittings that Stark has been making for about a dozen years as a pet project — retails for $150, he noted. 

Stark's brother Bruce, with whom he co-owns the 116-year-old hardware store, later got to chat with Sandler about the purchase. 

When the actor was leaving his makeup trailer, which was parked right in front of Beacon, Bruce went up to him to thank him for the purchase and tell him how much he appreciated his work — especially his famous "Chanukah Song.

"Whatever he does, he never hides the fact that he’s Jewish," Bruce said. "He’s as proud of being Jewish as I am."

Sandler was polite and sincere, and when Bruce told him he didn't want to charge him for the menorah, the actor insisted, the co-owner said.

"'You don’t give it away to a guy who makes a lot of money, you charge him for it,'" Bruce recalled Sandler saying.

Bruce also told him how much the store owner's father, who is 89, appreciates Sandler's work and his embrace of being Jewish. 

"It was just a really nice, enjoyable New York moment," Bruce said.

Sandler's publicist declined to comment.

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