(Kid Sister Ice Cream/Photo by VicFoodGuys)

A popular ice cream shop in Victoria’s downtown will need a new home after their landlord chose not to renew their lease.

Kid Sister Ice Cream said in an Instagram post that they will be vacating their location at Fan Tan Alley by the end of February.

The business has operated in Victoria for 10 years and is co-owned by Brett Black and Colleen Rode.

Rode said in the Instagram post that she and Black intended to hand the business off, and their landlord would not agree to renew with a new owner.

“Brett and I have enjoyed the 10 years we have spent creating wonderful ice cream for the people in our community and around the world,” she stated. “We are now getting ready to put our energies to new projects.”

The shop has been closed since September 27th, 2020, as part of a regular seasonal closure and was supposed to reopen in March.

Rode says that they are hoping to reopen in a new location and are planning to keep their customers informed of their whereabouts through social media.

“Thank you for all of your support and enthusiasm,” she stated. “We feel honoured to have shared so many fun and delicious memories with you all.”

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