The Yard Milkshake Bar, which began quietly serving ice cream treats on the Vancouver waterfront several weeks ago, marked its official opening last weekend.
The milkshake shop offers a variety of options including speciality milkshakes and sundaes, ice cream pints, edible cookie dough, and speciality bowls.
The milkshake shop has over 25 ice cream flavors and 60 topping options. Gluten-free and vegan-friendly options are also on the menu.
Karthik Raghuram and his wife, Meenali Khare, of Vancouver had come with the idea to open the shop, 656 Waterfront Way in Vancouver, after a walk through The Waterfront Vancouver development.
“We thought ‘What a great place for ice cream!’ But there wasn’t an ice cream place nearby. The next best thing was to open one ourselves. And who doesn’t love a tasty and epic treat while enjoying the beautiful weather and gorgeous views?” Raghuram said.
After making the decision to open the shop, the couple said the process was lengthy.
“The COVID lockdown had significantly slowed down our architectural plans, permitting, and build-out process,” Raghuram said.
He said he and his wife were fortunate to have a good support team who were eventually able to help them organize to officially open.
“We are locally owned and rely on the support of our wonderful community, as we have put our heart and soul into this business,” Raghuram said.