Two years in the making, the 30-year-old Bruster’s Real Ice Cream brand is finally ready to break ground in Las Vegas, building the first of a promised chain of stores for its handcrafted ice cream, yogurt, Italian ices, and sorbets.
The creators of a home-style mix to prevent the formation of ice crystals, Buster’s has filed new paperwork to construct a ring Valley drive-thru ice cream shop on a vacant plot of land at 2860 S. Durango Drive, close to Edna Avenue.
Allotting an estimated $650,000 for the construction process, design permits posted last summer caalled for a 630-square-foot indoor seating section, an open area for staff to prepare Bruster’s famed sundaes, and a large kitchen baking in-house cakes, pies, and waffle cones.
The company promotes making its treats the “old-fashioned way.” Most of Bruster’s 200 stores are concentrated east of the Mississippi, expanding from originator Bruce Reed’s Pennsylvania roots. Back in 2018, the company announced a local developer had plans for “multiple” local expansions.
A minimum of six months from opening day, future hours have not been revealed. On the menu, customers can expect more than 150 flavors, candy eyes to give a fun upgrade to any cone, plus complimentary “doggy sundaes” for its four-legged customers, featuring a scoop of ice cream topped with a bone-shaped biscuit.