New Jackson Ward restaurant uses family farm for ingredients

Posted on: 4:33 pm, January 2, 2014, by

Inside the new Lucy’s at 404 N. Second St. (Photos by Michael Thompson)

Inside the new Lucy’s at 404 N. Second St. (Photos by Michael Thompson)

A husband and wife are keeping at least one farm-to-table supply chain in the family as they settle into their new Jackson Ward restaurant.

Jason and Amanda Lucy in late December opened their first restaurant, Lucy’s, at 404 N. Second St.

Lucy’s will serve seasonal American fare such as steak, seafood and vegetables. It will have three beers on tap to go with the wine and cocktail menus.

Jason Lucy

“We want it to be the kind of place you’d come to one or two times a month,” Jason Lucy said. “Not one or two times a year.”

Lucy’s is the latest entrant in the growing Jackson Ward dining scene, joining recent addition Max’s on Broad and the planned Rogue Gentlemen, which is slated to open in January at 618 N. First St.

“The more people that come down here, the better,” Jason Lucy said. “We’re helping to revitalize this neighborhood and bring it back to what it was.”

The property has been vacant for at least 10 years but was home to New Hong Kong, a Chinese restaurant, sometime before, he said.

The Lucys purchased it for $100,000, according to city records.

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