One of the charms of Montreal is its collection of locally-owned businesses and mom-and-pop shops bringing the city to life, as opposed to the more chain stores that you may see in other metropolises. But like so many places, Montreal is no stranger to commercial and residential buildings changing the entire feeling of the culture and landscape. And the beloved Ripples Ice Cream is experiencing these effects first-hand.\nThis ice cream shop has stood proudly on boulevard Saint-Laurent for 36 years.\nEditor's Choice: 3 Montreal School Staff Members Are In Confinement After Testing Positive For COVID-19\nBut due to a new permit to the building for a new residential project, one of Montreal's favourites will be forced to move.\nFor now, you'll still be able to get ice cream, frozen yogurt and coffee in the new, temporary location across the street in the basement of Moishe's old location at 3971, rue Saint-Laurent.\nThe iconic steakhouse has also been forced to shut down.\nWhen I asked Richard Bernett how it felt to move out of the storefront that was his second home, he simply replied, "traumatizing," with a slight chuckle.\nI can only imagine putting your heart and soul into not just your business, but your passion only to have to walk away after all these years.\nView this post on Instagram They say anything worth having is worth waiting for☺️ A big shoutout and thank you to the troopers who tough the line for our homemade ice cream 🍦 #leplateau #montrealfood #mtleats #icecream #ripplesicecream #mtlfood #montreal A post shared by Ripples (@ripplesicecream) on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:31pm PDT\nAnd Richard's not the only one who's emotional.\nThe shop has been a go-to for ice cream lovers and Saint-Laurent lovers for years and has even won Best Vanilla and Best Chocolate in the city.\nView this post on Instagram Will love who buy me a glacé 🤩 #loveeating #foodie #icecreamcone #summervibes #montrealcanada #chichiefoodie A post shared by ChiChi (@chichievlogs) on Jun 28, 2020 at 5:21am PDT\nA friend took me to Ripples for the first time a few weeks ago.\nHe had told me it was the best ice cream in the city.\nAnd I now agree with him.\nEven some Montreal royals, including Leonard Cohen, have come to the legendary shop.\nView this post on Instagram Spring is finally here. 🍦🤠 Kulfi & rose flavors 😋 A post shared by Eve (@pakoken) on Apr 13, 2019 at 1:27pm PDT\nIt's so good, in fact, that people have told Richard that Ripples has ruined ice cream for them... because they simply can't go anywhere else.\nAs for what's next for Richard and the team, they've brought the nostalgia and history with them to the new location.\nView this post on Instagram Never enough ice cream to please the tired retail worker. #christinewanders #Montreal #Canada #offwork #icecream #ripplesicecream A post shared by Christine (@christinearazzi) on Sep 16, 2018 at 5:18pm PDT\nRichard told me about how he's been coming to Saint-Laurent since the '60s and has watched one of the city's most vibrant and colourful streets change throughout the years.\nThe new development plans to have two commercial spots among the residential project. One of which will hopefully for Ripples.\nBut like you'd expect from any ice cream maker, Richard is trying to stay positive.\n"I'm healthy. The store survived. We're still able to serve ice cream to the people that love it. That's what's important."