As Vancouver mulls the idea of booze on the beach, one local entrepreneur is celebrating a milestone selling a product that enables just that.
29-year-old North Vancouver inventor Jerry McArthur invented the “Lolo lid” after getting sick of his booze being poured out at the beach, and has just sold his 10,000th of the creative devices.
It’s essentially a 3D printed plastic lid that allows you to discreetly hide your beer can inside a coffee cup.
But while legal brews on the beach might put a dent in local sales, McArthur says he welcomes the idea.
“I would prefer if you could openly have a beer on the beach. I think you’d find the majority of people would agree with that as well.”
And he says he’s not worried what a lift on the booze ban would mean for his bottom line.
“I would say it would probably be negative for my business in Vancouver but we sell all over North America and I don’t see much of that changing soon.”
McArthur launched the company out of North Vancouver last year, getting his start with $50,000 raised off of Kickstarter.