The Grocery, Then and Now

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Lucas Confectionery has expanded onto Broadway as a grocery store. Open 7 days at noon, The Grocery features fresh produce, cured meats, artisan cheeses, craft beer, and a variety of quality items sourced from local purveyors.

The Grocery is located at 211 Broadway. The building, known as The Clark House, was in pretty bad shape, and is currently being renovated in phases.

Check out some before / after photos of The Grocery:


Southeast View, March 2013


Southeast View, October 2013. Photo Courtesy Douglas C. Liebig.


Southwest View, March 2013


Southwest View, October 2013. Photo Courtesy Douglas C. Liebig.


West View, March 2013


West View, October 2013. Photo Courtesy Douglas C. Liebig.


Northeast View, March 2013.


Northeast View, October 2013. Photo Courtesy Douglas C. Liebig.


East View, March 2013


East View, October 2013. Photo Courtesy Douglas C. Liebig.


South View, March 2013


South View, October 2013. Photo Courtesy Douglas C. Liebig.

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Many thanks to the neighbors, volunteers, city officials and hard working staff that helped bring this project to life.

We look forward to serving the community with quality, affordable groceries for many years to come.

Daily specials will be featured on The Grocery Facebook Page:


Cheesemonger Beckie on Caveman Blue

Originally posted on Cheese Board Confessions:

It makes perfect sense to start this blog off by featuring my current favorite cheese:
Caveman Blue from Rogue Creamery in Central Point Oregon.


Made from (rBST free) raw cows milk
and aged a minimum of six months in lime stone walled caves;
it’s golden glow and deep blue-green veins scream funky.
However, this blue is anything but.


Lacking the intense saltiness of a typical blue,
Caveman is thick like fudge, smooth like butter, sweet like vanilla and caramel,
and leaves delightful hints of hazelnuts and pepper on your tongue.


While the folks at Rogue Creamery suggest pairing this unique blue
with a thick and creamy stout or a barley wine;
I find I enjoy it most when paired with a touch of Nutella
(as it is served at The Charles F. Confectionery and Wine Bar).
It really is the perfect dessert.

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Chloe Creek coming to Troy

We are pleased to announce that locally-owned, award-winning Chloe Creek Pinot Noir is now available at the Confectionery.

Clifton Park residents Kim and Bill Comiskey own Chloe Creek Vineyards, located in California’s Russian River Valley.


On Wednesday, March 13 from 7-p.m., Bill and Kim will be on hand at the Confectionery to discuss the winemaking process, officially kicking off their addition to the Confectionery family.

Chloe Creek Pinot Noir is now available for $8 for a 3oz. pour, or $16 per glass.


Daniel B. of FUSSYlittleBLOG with an overview of Monday’s tasting menu

Originally posted on FUSSYlittleBLOG:

Congratulations to Theresa518. She was the lucky winner in yesterday’s giveaway, and will be coming with me to the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar in Troy on Monday to taste a whole mess of German wines and meet the winemakers behind them.

The good news is that tickets are still available, and they are only $25.

If you are in the area and free on Monday from 6pm to 8pm you should totally come. While Italian winemakers really shaped the face of wine in California, here in New York our Finger Lakes vineyards are fantastic at growing Germanic varietals.

I blame the language barrier and some fairly complicated labeling and classification guidelines for the lack of more broad knowledge of German wines in America. Your reasons may vary. But the best way to learn about wine is by tasting it. Having access to the passionate people…

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Thank You Troy!

Thank you to everyone that attended our opening weekend.

The massive turnout far exceeded our wildest expectations.

PHOTO CREDIT: Lori Van Buren / Times Union

Our team is very grateful to all of you for helping to make our dream a reality.

We will not be open today, as we must replenish our inventory and adjust some systems. We look forward to serving you again on Tuesday and throughout the rest of the week.

Opening Rescheduled

The planned opening of the wine bar has been rescheduled until Friday, November 9th at 5pm.

We are working with 10 different wine distributors in the NYC metropolitan area who’ve been challenged with flooding and power issues resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

Wine Cellar of the Confectionery, Photo Credit Douglas C. Liebig, Optimum Exposure Photography

Most of our shipments have been delayed and should trickle in throughout next week.

We thank you for your understanding, and wish all of our friends in the NYC area a speedy recovery.

Red Hooked

Red Hook Winery has been producing handmade wine in Red Hook, Brooklyn for seven years.

The winery operates in a warehouse along the waterfront with dramatic views of the Statue of Liberty, Verrazano Bridge, and New York City.

Except for Governors Island, nothing is closer to the Statue of Liberty than the winery.


The “urban winemakers” at Red Hook take pride in doing things by hand.

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