Joe Luccaro is originally from New York and graduated from Hofstra University. He relocated to the New Hope-Solebury community in 1975. He is a devoted husband to Amy, father, brother and grandfather. In his youth he was an aspiring actor, who has since found his creative and artistic outlet through serving others. He is a chef and local entrepreneur, a respected business owner, and a tireless community advocate. His career in New Hope began with a small bike and canoe rental business along the canal before opening his first restaurant in Stockton, which then led to Mothers, Misbehavin’ Mommas, Havanna’s, and Luccaro’s in New Hope, before settling down to his current venture in Solebury. He is the owner/operator of HollyHedge Estate in Solebury and the co-owner/operator of the Lumberville 1740 House, also in Solebury Township.
He and Amy are long-term supporters of local arts and artists, community historical societies, and other civic groups as well as a strong supporter of local and national environmental organizations. Joe is also the founding member of Umbb Foundation, a local charitable group devoted to providing emergency assistance to local families and non-profit organizations in their time of need.
As an employer he has worked with hundreds if not thousands of community members over the last 35 years, providing multiple generations of Solebury and New Hope residents with their first jobs. While his children were younger, he was a long-time coach at the intramural and scholastic level of boys and girls soccer, baseball, and basketball. He served as the New Hope-Solebury High School Athletic Director and Class Advisor for many years and was a former New Hope-Solebury School Board Member and president.