The Duck and Bunny is Expanding for More Snuglife Shenanigans

The restaurant will temporarily close for renovations next month, which will include an upstairs party space, a to-go bakery and library bar with a full liquor license.

Exterior of the Duck and Bunny.

Snuglife fans have one more month to get cozy at the Duck and Bunny before it temporarily closes for major renovations until the late fall. Owners Jessica and Dan Becker have successfully purchased the building at at 312 Wickenden Street on Providence’s East Side, and are expanding the restaurant while investing in a full liquor license to include an upstairs party space, a to-go bakery and library bar. The future menu will feature the same beloved crepes, sweets and teas, but it will grow to include larger entrees and small plates, and the bar will finally be able to pour spirits, including tea-infused cocktails.

“We’re building a bigger, better, boozier Bunny,” says Daniel Becker.

The interior of the Duck and Bunny. Photo from the Duck and Bunny’s Facebook page.

The Snuggery – which just celebrated its ninth anniversary – is hosting eleven events to get people in the door to relive memories one last time and to raise money for the renovation, before the space changes forever. Some of the events include a three-course Foolproof beer dinner, a mimosa brunch, wine dinners, high tea, a kids after-school tea, a hip-hop brunch, cupcake decorating and a Farewell Celebration with passed appetizers and a Moët Chandon tasting bar and more. The Duck and Bunny will close on March 9 with hopes of reopening in the late fall.

But don’t worry, because you can still get your cupcake and birthday cake fix throughout the renovations, just in a different location. Operations will move to Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket at 1005 Main St. The temporary home, Duck and Bunny Sweetery, will serve the same signature cupcakes, cakes and pies, as well as coffee, tea and grab-and-go savory food items. Their online store will also fill orders for all of your event needs.

 

The Duck and Bunny’s tea room.

The Beckers are thrilled to have the chance to renovate the Duck and Bunny’s home, rather than move the adored restaurant. “When we first saw it, we instantly knew this spot on Wickenden Street would be our home,” says Jessica Becker. “We love the neighborhood and that this is an old house. That’s why we’re choosing to stay and renovate, and restore the building’s integrity, rather than move the restaurant to a new location. It’s become an integral part of the Duck’s character.”

 

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