So…today, I’d like to take a moment to feature one of my favorite customers and share his and his wife’s story with my followers…and if you are in Troy…make sure you get to either their wine bar…their new restaurant…or their new upscale grocery…all connected just off 2nd Street in Troy, NY! Or hit all three!
My attention was garnered when I saw a photo of Chris that he had posted on FaceBook that could have been out of a GQ shoot…in a 3-piece suit he and I had designed. I remember fondly working with Chris on this outfit…he was as particular about his suit as he has been with detailing at each of his new ventures! Vest had to show just so much reveal, sleeve heads had to be a certain width, pants had to have a very specific knee/bottom difference…very precise stuff! But he looks great in it and it was a pleasure working with someone who knew what he wanted!
Let’s start with a photo of Chris and his lovely wife, Heather. I met Chris when he was pitching me corporate sponsorships at the ValleyCats! A handsome couple, I’m sure everyone will agree!
Here is a shot of the visionary contemplating, I suspect, what he got himself and Heather into! This is his wine bar…pre-renovation!
Here is a great black/white of Chris at their wine bar aka “Lucas Confectionery”…they kept the name…yup…it was a candy store years ago!
Next up for this dynamic couple, was an upscale grocery around the corner for the growing population of Troy residents. There is a renaissance going on in Troy with some terrific apartment rental options. This photo shows some cured salamis and their incomparable cheese selection!
Finally…for now…their newest addition aka Peck’s Arcade…haven’t been there yet…but Steve Barnes gave it a nice review in the Times Union.
Oh…and by the way…this kid still has a pretty nasty swing with a stickball bat…even in a suit! Congrats Vic and Heather on some creative thinking, hard work, and true vision! Hope to see you guys soon!
Again, if you are in Troy, or live in the Capital District, make it your business to get over to Troy to experience the hippest wine bar, grocery, restaurant you’ll find…anywhere!
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom