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Offline toddg

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Sweet Lucca
« on: February 14, 2021, 06:35:52 PM »
It's always wonderful to see creative new businesses opening.   Today I happened across Sweet Lucca, which specializes in rice pudding, at 83-06 37th Ave.   They're super friendly and were giving out free samples.    They said they also plan to carry hot oatmeal.  Check them out!

https://www.instagram.com/sweet.lucca1/

Offline Garsleat

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Re: Sweet Lucca
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 09:38:11 PM »
Kind of like the Rice Pudding in Nolita, Manhattan?

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Re: Sweet Lucca
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 08:55:07 AM »
Thanks for the tip! Hope they do well here.


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Re: Sweet Lucca
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 12:03:46 PM »
So interesting that a place like this could survive on so few items. Remember the shop that sold bubble tea? I'm all for it, but how can that be enough to sustain a storefront business I wonder? I love rice pudding, but currently I'm dairy free--but maybe they do a non-dairy option.

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Re: Sweet Lucca
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 03:26:26 PM »
So interesting that a place like this could survive on so few items. Remember the shop that sold bubble tea? I'm all for it, but how can that be enough to sustain a storefront business I wonder? I love rice pudding, but currently I'm dairy free--but maybe they do a non-dairy option.

The store looks great and a nice addition to the avenue.  I agree, I don't see how a store can pay rent offering only a few items.  We will have to wait and see if their business model works in JH.

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Re: Sweet Lucca
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 09:36:41 AM »
I tried it yesterday. Very cute decor and a friendly young woman at the counter. But $6.50 for a small container of OK but not exceptional rice pudding? I've had better versions in Greek diners. Not sure how this works. I want to support new local ventures, but...

Offline JH3525

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Re: Sweet Lucca
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 09:47:26 AM »
I've always been very pleased with the rice pudding at Food Town for $1.39. 
« Last Edit: February 16, 2021, 09:57:08 AM by JH3525 »

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Re: Sweet Lucca
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2021, 11:25:04 AM »
I think fillmorep nails it - an attractive space, very nice staff, but does seem pricey for what it is. Why don't they have a small size for $3 or 4? Also, they need to up their social media game. A lot of the Insta posts don't have captions or hashtags, and I don't even think they're on Twitter. Their website is bad too...looks like it was created off a template and has headings that don't even apply, like "Get Quote."

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Re: Sweet Lucca
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2021, 11:25:04 AM »