Nikki (she/her) and Jim Economides (he/him)
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
Lulu’s reflects Nikki’s southern roots, featuring down-home and heartwarming fare – from high quality pastries to specialty cakes, sandwiches, salads, and locally roasted coffee.
The menu features an array of snacks and pantry offerings not routinely found in New England, such as Mr. Bee Potato Chips, hot pepper butter, and pepperoni rolls ( a staple of Nikki’s native West Virginia.) Lulu’s offerings are sweet, savory, approachable, & appealing – all in a warm and welcoming setting.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
Lulu’s is the culmination of our many years of experience in the food industry and the realization of our dream to have a space to showcase the kind of foods we love in a warm and inviting setting.
We both grew up in families with rich culinary traditions which we strive to express through our menu items. We are beyond thrilled to be able to do what we do in such a diverse, creative, fun, and historic place as Salem.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
Lulu’s is the perfect place for anyone to come to gather or relax by themselves, while enjoying some yummy food and beverages which will inspire creativity! Lulu’s atmosphere fosters a feeling of sharing – so important to the creative process.
What was the last book you read or film you watched that made an impact on you?
The Sound of Metal!
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
Nikki is an avid gardener and Jim is an amateur musician