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Major Renovation to Result in Upscale Cafe in Troy, NY

new wine bar and confectionary in troy

A husband-and-wife team in Troy, New York, is currently renovating a former confectionary, reclaiming as many elements as possible, to create a new cafe, wine bar and sweets shop.

Located at 12 Second St., the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar will first open as a wine bar, with a cafe element to follow, according to owners Vic Cristopher and Heather LaVine, who recently explained the concept to the Business Review.

The business is named after a confectioner who opened a shop in the same space in 1863. There’s no word yet on what the couple’s specific plans for coffee are, but a collection of photos on their Facebook page suggest an appealing atmosphere, at the least.

The couple hopes to open in November.

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