Rome wasn't built in a day.
Neither is Bar Lucca, coming to Hector Street in Conshohocken during the third week of August.
Owner Brian Pieri - who owns The StoneRose in the borough - bought the landmark Totaro's earlier this year after more than a year's negotiations. Renovations to the former rowhouse have proceeded slowly and deliberately.
Pieri chose Lucca as the name because it's his family's home town, as he relayed by text message from Tuscany.