• New Opens and Sunnyside and How to Read Costco Pricetags

    Date: 2014.11.16 | Category: Dartmouth, Halifax, HRM, Recaps | Response: 0

    Sunnyside Mall is coming back to life with World Tea House, Liquid Gold and Middle Spoon all opening.

    Ideal Bikes is opening a 2nd locatation in Bayers Lake to compliment their Barrington St store.

    Sticking with bikes, Cyclesmith has headed north, they have now moved from  Quinpool to Agricola in front of the NSLC.

    and since it is a light load this week I will add this rough guide to reading the price tags at Costco


    I once saw a Cusinart Ice Cream Maker on special for $16.97* and I didn’t buy it but decided overnight. I would go back the next day and buy it. When I got there the next day there were 6 left and it was $11.00  it was originally listed at $44.99

  • Urban Outfitters, Frank and Oak on their way, and maybe IKEA pickup.

    Date: 2014.11.09 | Category: Dartmouth, Halifax, HRM, Recaps | Response: 0

    Urban Outfitters is coming to Halifax ( like you read here in January) and it’s going downtown. The Old Sam the Record Man on Barrington, now known as Espace will the new home of Urban Outfitters in 2015, which will help spur Barrington St.

    Montreal’s men’s clothing store Frank & Oak are also coming to town, but haven’t said where.

    Sams Seafood on Baker Drive in Dartmouth has closed. the other Sams on Tacoma and in Dartmouth Crossing remain open.

    Obladee, started offering a lunch service this week, they will be serving up light fare weekdays 11:30-1:30

    All the Save-Easy are being rebranded by Loblaws as the weirdly named “Your Independent Grocer”

    IKEA is upping their eCommerce game in Canada. The plan is to increase the items available online and to make it easier for consumers. One of the things they are proposing to do is open small IKEA pickup locations in areas of Canada not serviced by a full store. No details as to what the outlets will look like or where they will open.

    Ragnarok Comics will be opening in Wedgewood Plaza on Kearney Lake Rd.

    The Averys on Main St in Forrest Hills has closed, not a really surprise as Daves and Gateway are formidable competition. there are also 3 Sobeys and a Superstore within a 5 minute Drive.

    A few of my faves have anniversaries this week Field Guide celebrates 1 year, Two if by Sea turns 5 and Salvatore’s hit the big 20. Speaking of Sals, renovations continue they have reduced hours but should be back to speed in 2 weeks.

    Nomad Gourmet is back on the road, but Nick has sold it to the Roasting Man, the menu seems to have done away with chicken and waffles and is now more pulled pork.

    As part of the Loblaws acquisition of Shoppers, the Competition Bureau of Canada said certain stores had to be sold. So the Shoppers in Tantallon is now be acquired by PharmaSave. Some Ontario Shoppers have already started offering some prepared salads, sandwiches, fruit and what they are taking out of stores to make room is magazines, cards and wrapping paper.

  • Beazley Bowling, Rite Fit, Angles Close. Premier Wine on the move.

    Date: 2014.11.02 | Category: Dartmouth, Halifax, HRM, News | Response: 0

    Beazley Bowling Lanes in Forrest Hills has closed, a shame as Beazley Bowling is part of the fabric of Dartmouth for many people.

    Sometimes I get things wrong, the Irving fully renovated, reopened in Beechville and there is no Subway to be found. Incidentally the Rubber Duck looks ready to open as well.

    The Travelers Motel in Bedford is being converted into a mini mall. Could prove interesting to see what opens in the small spaces.

    In January, a Burrito Jax is scheduled to open in Burnside on Illsley, roughly beside where the Rodeo was.

    Izzy’s Bagels in Bedford were chosen #6 as the best bagels in Canada according to shalomlife.com

    Hop! Skip! Jump! the indoor playground by Lee Valley in Bayers Lake has their Grand Opening on Nov 8th.

    Angles in Sackville has closed.

    Premier Wine and Spirits, moving to North and Windsor Sobeys, will be rebranded as Rockhead Wine and Beer Market.

    Limoncello in Historic Properties is closed.

    Rite Fit (formerly Kiddie Kobbler) has closed both its stores, in Mic Mac and Bayers Lake

    Milestones part of Cara (Harveys, Swiss Chalet, Montanas) is looking to open a location here in Halifax.

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    Moosehead started selling growlers at the Cold Beer Store on Windmill, I have a theory on how it might work

  • Walmart Enters Atlantic Market Superstore Wins, More eats for the Pedway People

    Date: 2014.10.26 | Category: HRM, Random, Retro | Response: 0

    Since entering the Atlantic Provinces last Fall WalMart has captured 2.3% of the grocery market. In that same period Loblaws stores managed to pick up another 4.4%, Sobeys is down 3.2% Costco down 0.5% Other losses are to small guys like Foodlands, coops, and other independents.

    Keith’s had a PR problem when someone late night tweeted “Sluts like Keith’s” from the official Keith’s twitter account. Labatt released that released a statement that said they were “hacked”, I guess hacked means they don’t know which stupid employee tweeted it.

    The Seahorse is done tonight in it’s original location.

    Freshii and Thai Express entered the Scotia Square food court, Korean Garden and their “crack” Chicken return next week. Mezza was scheduled for late November.  Former tenant of the SS Food Court Dill Pickle is now operating beside Boston Pizza on Granville.

    Also for the folks who work in the pedways, Italian Market is opening a prepred food counter where Coffee and Colours was in Barrington Place. They will have all the sandwiches, entrees, salads etc. that people love on  Young St.


  • Mizu and Sephora opening in Dartmouth, Moxies in Bayers Lake

    Date: 2014.10.19 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Mizu, the all you can eat sushi and thai spot going in where Hamachi Grill was on Portland St. Is scheduled to open on Tuesday.

    Sephora in Mic Mac opens this Friday in Mic Mac Mall.

    2 follow ups to items I posted earlier this year, Scotiabank renaming officially announced for Bayers Lake Cineplex and Moxies Halifax location will be going in the end unit beside Putting Edge in Bayers Lake.

    City Streets closed all its NS and NL stores.

    Cash Money opens in the former Downsview Tims.