History of The Cascades Restaurant and Catering

The story of how Hudson, New York became home to The Cascades starts in 1988, when Bob Lucke packed up himself, his wife, and their four-week-old daughter, Anne, and drove from Seattle to their new home in upstate New York. His first restaurant in Hudson was a larger one with a busy bar and banquet business. It made for a hectic home life, especially because Anne soon found herself with a new baby sister, Candace. Bob closed that joint and took a job in the restaurant supply world.

An entrepreneur at heart, Bob soon began looking for buildings for sale in Hudson where he could open a new restaurant. In 1993 he found just the spot and The Cascades opened in September of that year to rave reviews.

Good Food. Reasonable Prices. Friendly People.

The Cascades was just what Warren Street needed: good food at reasonable prices served by friendly people in a great atmosphere. Hudson liked The Cascades and The Cascades liked Hudson. Anne and Candace grew up and became waitresses during school vacations. The restaurant got busy, The Cascades’ catering business grew, and the rest is history.

Where did the name come from? Well, Bob is from Seattle, and he loves the great northwest with its beautiful mountains, including The Cascades range. He went back for a visit just before opening the restaurant, and discovered a small restaurant on Queen Anne (his old neighborhood) called The Catskills! Bob decided he’d name his new place The Cascades.

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