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June 3, 2013


Filed under: Events,Features,News,Troy NY — duncan @ 12:52 pm

For Immediate Release

Contact: Vic Christopher, 917-693-7430
Heather LaVine, 301-466-0309

Troy Wine Bar Serves Up “Yappy Hour” for Social Canines

Weekly cocktail party for pooches & their people

TROY, N.Y. (06/03/13) — This summer, a Troy wine bar is introducing a weekly dog-friendly happy hour for four-legged patrons and their two-legged companions.

Yappy Hour at Troy Wine BarOn Monday, June 10, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m., the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar, located at 12 Second Street in downtown Troy, will host its first ever “Yappy Hour,” a canine friendly cocktail party in the newly constructed rear garden patio.

“Yappy Hour” will be hosted by Groucho, a 15 lbs. rescue terrier who was returned to the shelter three times, before becoming a member of the Confectionery family.

“It’s hard work taking care of our humans and sometimes we dogs need a break,” said Groucho, through a translator. “Finally, there’s an event in the Capital Region for the cosmopolitan canine to relax and unwind with fine water and gourmet treats for the sophisticated palate.”

At “Yappy Hour,” pooches, hounds and pups will enjoy a complimentary canine “charcuterie” and liver-infused water. Doggie dates will enjoy wine and beer specials.

Dog owners and their sociable furry pals can enter the garden patio through the Franklin Street Alley entrance (off Broadway). Each “Yappy Hour” party is asked to donate $10 to support local animal rescue organizations.


After the inaugural Monday, June 10 launch, Yappy Hour will be every Sunday this summer from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (* weather permitting)

What: “Yappy Hour” for social dogs and their human friends

Where: The Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar
Rear patio, access from Franklin Alley (207 Broadway, Troy)

When: Monday, June 10, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.*
Sunday, June 16, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.*
Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.*
Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.*
(* weather permitting)

Cost: $10 donation per party to support local animal rescue organizations (includes complimentary doggie treats).


The Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar is a community gathering space featuring 30 wines by the glass and more than 100 bottle choices; along with craft beer, artisan coffee, cheeses, small plates, confections and desserts. Located at 12 Second St., just off of downtown Troy’s magnificent Monument Square, the Confectionery is open Monday through Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. till midnight, Saturday from noon till midnight, and Sunday, from noon till 9 p.m.

In 2012, Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine purchased and rehabbed 12 Second St. in Troy, where they opened the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar in November. In the spring of 2013, the husband-and-wife team purchased and stabilized 207 Broadway, “The Clark House,” which was at the time one of the most endangered buildings in downtown Troy. By summer, they transformed the adjoining property and connecting outbuilding into a party space and outdoor patio. Work is already underway to open a micro grocery store on the first-floor of The Clark House.

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For information, contact:

Vic Christopher, 917-693-7430
Heather LaVine, 301-466-0309