Herbert Hyde Book Signing at Lucas Confectionery

Join us on the Garden Patio of Lucas Confectionery for a book signing with Herbert Hyde; a local Troy author. Herb will be signing copies of his second book, Herbie; A Troy Youth’s Coming of Age Sort Of! This memoir takes you on a journey through the peaks and pitfalls of Herb’s life, right here in Troy. A must read, especially for those who grew up in Collar City Troy. The book release party will go from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Live entertainment will be provided from Double D, a 50’s and 60’s electric and acoustic guitar duo.


The Troy Boys and Girls Club will also be present, raffling off a beautiful gift basket filled with local small business gift cards, wine, candles, autographed copies of Herb’s books and more! Tickets will be sold at the event; 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. All proceeds from the raffle will to the Troy Boys and Girls Club.

Please click here for more event details.

National Drink Wine Day

Today is National Drink Wine Day… and in Lucas fashion, we are ready to celebrate!

Enjoy these 5 different wines by the glass, for $5 this evening! Cheers!

wine glass



Cannoneau/Monica/Carignan (Sardinia)



Gruner Veltliner (Austria)


Sauvignon Blanc (France)



Sangiovese (Italy)


Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile)

#FancyNYETroy Guide


Sneak peek of the Totally Fancy New Year’s Eve Party layout.

Limited tickets are still available for the Totally Fancy New Year’s Eve Party and may be purchased here, in house, or over the phone.

Lucas Confectionery and The Grocery will be closed tomorrow Wednesday December 31, 2014 until 1:00 AM Thursday January 1, 2015 for our New Year’s Eve event.

Lucas Confectionery will re-open for business to the public at 1:00 AM on Thursday.

We hope to see you there! #FancyNYETroy

Totally Fancy New Year’s Eve Party

It is a New Year’s Eve, all-inclusive party, that you don’t want to miss.

NYE 2013

  • Food stations, including: caviar, oysters, tacos, grilled cheese, truffles, cheese, charcuterie, and chef’s choice station coming from the new open kitchen in The Tavern
  • Open bar, including: beer, wine, cocktails, & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Sparkling wine tasting
  • Dancing in the garden with DJ Jared Kingsley spinning old school tunes
  • A photo booth & more

Sipping on champagne and dancing is strongly encouraged.  Black tie optional, sequins optional, jeans optional.  Come wearing whatever makes you feel your best while you ring in the New Year.

All tickets after that are $130.  Gratuity and tax are included in the price of the ticket.

Must be 21 years old to reserve a space.

Gift Cards Available

It’s not too late to purchase gift cards for your favorite wine drinker, cheese connoisseur, beer aficionado, or coffee addict.

The Grocery hours:
December 23rd from 12pm – 8pm
December 24th from 12pm – 5pm
December 25th – closed

Lucas Confectionery hours:
December 23rd 4pm – 11pm.

And more great news – Do you know some one looking to try our our restaurant in 2015? Gift cards will also be redeemable at Peck’s Arcade.




Introducing: Peck’s Arcade

Peck’s Arcade is a 50 seat casual-fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar set to open at 217 Broadway on Wednesday January 7, 2015.

Photo by Cindy Schultz

The new restaurant will be connected to the adjacent The Grocery and Lucas Confectionery on Second Street.

1883 advertisement for Peck’s Arcade, a department store at 217 Broadway, Troy

The menu will be a mix of small plates, pasta dishes and entrees, with a handful of large format dishes for parties of three to four people.

Photo by Cindy Schultz

The dining room will be located on the first floor. A cocktail bar and lounge area on the second floor will feature a selection of throwback cocktails, as well as some modern creations.
The space will be open Wednesday through Saturday weekly for dinner service. Additionally, the second floor will feature a library-style educational space dedicated to food and beverage classes, and also available for private parties.

Main entrance, 217 Broadway

Peck’s Arcade was recently featured in Table Hopping, the Troy Record and Albany Business Review.
Check out some photos of the progress:

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For more information, visit www.pecksarcade.com or www.facebook.com/pecksarcade