Cocktail Creamery will relocate to a larger storefront on the downtown McKinney square later this year, according to co-owner Sharyn Lindblad.

The alcohol-infused ice cream shop has been open on the McKinney square for over three years inside of The Pantry Restaurant, Lindblad said. Following the closure of The Pantry Restaurant, the owners of Cocktail Creamery decided to move the business into its own space across the square.

The new storefront, located at 205 E. Virginia St., is expected to open in April, Lindblad said. The space will offer a 2,000-square-foot dining area along with a 1,000-square-foot kitchen area on the second level. The restaurant owners chose to stay in the downtown area because of the various events on the square as well as the small-business community support, Lindblad said.

“We’ve been here now basically three and a half years; it's become our home. People know that we are downtown,” Lindblad said.

Cocktail Creamery intends to remain open in its location inside the former Pantry Restaurant until April 1, Lindblad said. The ice cream shop serves alcohol-infused ice cream treats and has plans to expand on its offerings in its new location, Lindblad said.