• Editorial: Halifax Logo

    Date: 2014.04.16 | Category: Editorial | Response: 0


  • Halifax Media on Social Media : April 2014

    Date: 2014.04.15 | Category: News | Response: 0

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    quick revision I had missed Q104 in the Facebook Five

  • ReTales April13: The End of late night Taco Bell, Extreme Pita Closes, BOOMBurger, Pavia Gallery, Subway and Free Gelato

    Date: 2014.04.13 | Category: Dartmouth, Eats, Halifax, Random, Recaps, Reviews | Response: 1

    BOOMburger from PEI is finishing up their new Larry Uteck location and expect to be open in May; BOOM is described as a Five Guys clone.

    Talay Thai is on the move from their Barrington St home, to 1300 Hollis

    The Pizza Hut is on Young is closing, to make way for the new development on that piece of land, still no word on where Michaels is going. The Pizza Hut though will be integrating with the KFC on Quinpool pushing Taco Bell out that means no more late night Taco Bell as the only 2 locations left will be in the Halifax Shopping Centre and Mic Mac food courts.

    From 2-8 on Tuesday, April 15 Humani-T on South Park or Agricola, will have free gelato though a donation is appreciated and all donations this year will be going to Feed NS

    2 new Subway‘s on the way, one going in Scotia Square where Ray’s Falafel was , and one at the airport before security, beside where the bookstore is.

    Speaking of the airport in a long term HIAA development plan, they are planning to build a big box centre beside the airport.

    The Jiffy Lube on Robie @ North is being replaced by a Needs, rumour is that the Sobeys controlled Shell Station will be coming down and the station will be re-branded  as Fast Fuel.

    I was at Field Guide this week and as usual and outstanding drinks and this tasty dinner.
    Pig Skin Spaghetti, Dan continues to do amazing work with offal, the so called “undesirable” cuts of animals.

    Extreme Pita on Quinpool is done, store closed and For Lease signs in the window.

    Recommendation is going to council on Tuesday to approve Herring Cove’s Pavia Gallery as the operator of the new Halifax Central Library’s ground floor and top floor cafe’s . Uncommon Grounds and Second Cup were the other bidders.

    And lets end with this






  • ReTales April 6: Sals and Indochine Grow, Red Fox & Estia Close, Brany Melville Coming.

    Date: 2014.04.06 | Category: Dartmouth, Halifax, HRM, News, Open City, Recaps | Response: 0

    An Interesting week here at ReTales, I was anticipating a slow week so I had prepared an update to my price comparison of the major grocers. 29 Random Grocery Items. WalMart came in the cheapest and Sobeys was far behind.

    In the meantime opens and closes were happening, long time Bayers Rd staple the Red Fox shuttered its doors after 40ish years, the $174k in back rent forced the landlord to take action. BkT4320CYAAjZC2While over on Spring Garden, another major storefront will go empty as Estia serves its last meals today, the owners made decision not to renew their lease. Rays Lebanese and Coco’s in the Scotia Square food court are both officially  gone.

    Last week I mentioned that Crispy Cristy had closed , but what I didn’t mention was that Indochine was opening a second location in that spot. This will give the downtown office crowd some tasty Banh Mi to have at lunch starting next month. Little Europe in the Hydrostone has closed, the 3rd Hamachi restaurant to close in the last 12 months (Hamachi Grill in Dartmouth closed last year and Brussels last month). However this leaves room for Salvatores to grow into that space. More Sals is for me, combined with the newly acquired liquor license it will be a whole new sit down experience.

    Italian retailer of womens clothing Brandy Melville has announced that Halifax will have a store in November but the location is yet to be determined.
    IMG_3265 Stores have been popping up all over  US and Canada in the last 5 years.

    The I Love Local HFX has had calls for submissions, for small biz on the peninsula and downtown Dartmouth to participate in Open City


    Finally, Shoppers started carrying President Choice products, now that the deal between Loblaws and Shoppers is complete. They launched with the iconic Decadent Chocolate Chip cookie. Look for PC to replace house labeled grocery items and Life brand product to replace Exact brand  in Superstores.

    from @_AShep_

    from @_AShep_

  • 29 Random Grocery Items (Revisited)

    Date: 2014.04.01 | Category: Eats, HRM, Opinions | Response: 0

    In August when the hullabloo about the first WalMart SuperCentre’s opening was upon us, I did a price comparison. August  & 29 Items At that time I found that Sobeys had cheaper prices at the Mumford store than their North and Windsor store this time the stores were the same.

    Compare RevisitedAlso the First Day I went into the Walmart SuperCentre I did a quick price comparison

    these are the updated prices, looks like their is a mini Milk War on but then WalMart is undercutting on Fresh Goods

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