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Monday, January 30, 2012

City official and businessman looking for memories of Lucas Confectionary

Vic Christopher, former Tri-City Valley Cats frontman and current Troy official, is also opening a business in downtown Troy. He's looking for memories and even objects/photos related to the business which was once at 12 Second St. in Troy. Can you help?
His full press release:
Looking for Sweet Memories of Troy
Information sought for Lucas Confectionery, operating in Troy from 1863-1951
TROY, NY – The development team renovating a long-vacant storefront at Nº 12 Second Street in Troy is asking the public for assistance in gathering information about a former business located at the address.
One of Troy’s oldest surviving downtown buildings, Nº 12 Second Street was once home to Lucas Confectionery, a sweets shop which operated for 88 years. Until 1951, Lucas Confectionery produced homemade ice cream, cakes, and elaborate sugar castles, one of which is currently on display at the Rensselaer County Historical Society.
Heather LaVine and Vic Christopher’s unnamed wine bar plans to pay tribute to the spirit of Lucas Confectionery, both in menu and design. In an effort to achieve authenticity, the couple would like to hear from anyone willing to share information, artifacts, or stories regarding Lucas Confectionery.
Anyone wishing to assist should stop by, or drop a note to Nº 12 Second Street, Troy New York 12180.
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