The wait is almost over! After months of preparation, Happy Dough Lucky has finally set a date for its grand opening. The mini donut purveyor’s new brick and mortar location at 2691 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View will officially open to the public on Thursday, December 21.

Since first coming onto the scene back in 2015, Happy Dough Lucky has slowly-but-surely become a fixture in the metro Milwaukee donut market. At its outset, the donut venture was a vendor at local farmers markets, block parties, and a wide range of other functions calling for a dash of sweetness. Along the way, the business opened a location in the Meqon Public Market, which thrived in the north shore suburb for four years until owner Andrew Swofford made the decision to relocate to Bay View.

Beyond classics like cinnamon, powdered sugar, and plain cake donut flavors, Happy Dough Lucky offers more than 50 specialty donut varieties, including unique creations like Nutella Banana, Puppy Chow, and the Fruity Pebbles-topped Yaba Daba.

Beyond the wide selection of donuts on hand, the space—which most recently served as Hue’s original Bay View location before they built their current site on the same block—will also serve up fun for folks of all ages. Photos Happy Dough Lucky shared on Facebook show vibrant and nostalgic decor with nods to video games and toys of yesteryear.

There’s also an impressive number of pinball machines (many of which were acquired from Bounce Milwaukee) and classic arcade cabinets in the establishment to allow customers to play some games between donut bites and sips of coffee or fresh squeezed lemonade. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by a guardian during weekday school hours.

Speaking of hours, Happy Dough Lucky will open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 21. It’s been a long time coming, but Happy Dough Lucky is finally opening in Bay View this week!

[All photos courtesy of Happy Dough Lucky]

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