New shop scoops up sup­port

South Canterbury Herald - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - MARK QUINLIVAN

A newly opened shop in Twizel is more than just an ice cream par­lour ac­cord­ing to new own­ers Sharon Blan­chard and Sharon Cor­co­ran.

Blan­chard said Sweet Moos Ice Cream Par­lour, which opened on March 18, is one of only two shops in town to sell scoop ice cream, along with the Twizel Bak­ery.

With their motto be­ing ‘‘fun, friendly, and funky,’’ the pair look to bring a happy vibe to the town’s Mar­ket Place, which is what they be­lieve makes them more than an ice cream par­lour.

With seat­ing to ac­com­mo­date for about 20 peo­ple, Blan­chard said the par­lour has ‘‘cool, funky tables’’ for peo­ple to sit at.

Blan­chard said the idea be­hind open­ing the par­lour was to ful­fil some­thing that was ‘much­needed’ in the town. She said the build­ing they are leas­ing in Mar­ket Place had been empty for about four months.

Blan­chard said the re­cent Maadi Cup row­ing re­gatta pre­sented the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to open the store when they did, as thou­sands de­scended on the town for New Zealand’s pres­ti­gious sec­ondary schools event..

But it’s not just peo­ple from out of town who are sup­port­ing their new busi­ness ven­ture. She be­lieves lo­cals are gen­uinely ex­cited about com­ing in for a scoop or two of creamy good­ness from their store.

‘‘We’ve been amazed at the lo­cal sup­port,’’ Blan­chard said.

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