• 1972 – 36 Halifax Corner Corner Stores

    Date: 2014.12.16 | Category: Halifax, Retro | Response: 0

    From I believe a show at NSCAD by L Simmons
    These are scans form the brochure book
    I would have loved to see these

  • Brandy Melville? and lots of Dartmouth updates.

    Date: 2014.12.14 | Category: Dartmouth, Halifax, Random, Recaps | Response: 0

    The Freshii  in Burnside opens on Monday where the DQ used to be. This should do a killing with the limited healthy lunches that currently exist in Burnside.

    The original owners of the Rodeo have applied  for a liquor license for the The Rockin Rodeo, to be located on Windmill at Victoria in the strip mall beside the old fire station.

    Portland St Downtown Dartmouth is getting  Custom Curves is a lingerie shop specializing in corset and bra fittings for those cups sized D and up. They are aiming to open in March.

    The Starbucks at Penhorn is now open. The Pet Valu out in Forrest Hills also is open now.

    The folks at Celtic Corner have a liquor license for “73- Canadian Fusion” in the former La Perla spot.

    The Advent Calendar marches on with soap and Gift Certificate to The Carrot (who had their grand opening on Thursday)  being given away.

     Mexx Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection, stores open for now but expect closures in the new year.

    Burrito Jax on Blowers had a fire this week they are expected to be back up and running by next weekend.

    RUMOUR: Brandy Melville is expected to be one of the new retailers coming to Halifax Shopping Centre as they undergo a renovation next year. Don’t expect to see a store till at least this time next year.

    Front & Central in Wolfville is serving it’s last meal on Dec 20th.Wouldn’t be surprised to see Chef Smart in a Halifax kitchen soon.

    Elle’s Bistro on Barrington is now open, they have something on the menu called Bacon Balls which has piqued my curiosity.



  • New North End Chinese, Kelly’s Closing, Indoor Burnside Food Trucks

    Date: 2014.12.07 | Category: Dartmouth, HaliFacts, Halifax, Opinions, Recaps, Retro, Reviews | Response: 0

    A new Chinese restaurant is setting up shop in the deep North End. The former Satisfaction Feast/Pars space behind Cousins on Robie will soon be home to Loong 7

    The Italian Market has opened it take out counter just across the pedway from Scotia Square

    After 138 years in Halifax, Kelly’s luggage is closing it’s final location in Halifax Shopping Centre


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    I have a sub site running for the holiday season everyday a new Eat, Do and Give

    Halifax Shopping Centre has announced their plan to move forward with their $70M renovation, as previously mentioned the food court willbe moving in the old bowling alley space, Tower 2 isbeing converted to retail and they are bring 2 new to market retailers which are rumoured but unconfirmed as Zara and Brandy Melville. Read the Press Release

    Simmons Mattress Gallery is closing up both locations by year end.

    Greek Village iscoming backagain but this time on Agricola in the former Sully's near Bloomfield

    Greek Village is coming back again but this time on Agricola in the former Sully’s near Bloomfield

    Truckside is coming to Burnside , labeleed as North Americas first indoor Food Truck Court, this is owned by Bill  Pratt who bought us Cheese Curds and Habaneros. Adding to the mix are trucks a Gwelio(asian Noodles) lil Eatily (Pasta Bar) U-PIck Fish (seafood shack)



  • Whole Foods? and New Locals

    Date: 2014.11.30 | Category: Dartmouth, Halifax, Opinions, Random, Recaps, Twitter | Response: 0

    Purdy’s Pub and Grill is taking over the space recently occupied by Angles in Sackville,and yes wing night are returning as well.

    Speaking of new bars,Downtown Dartmouth is getting a new bar. Beside Bobs/Bluebell on Portland there is a bar catering to a different crowd than your usual Portland St bar, but then details get sketchier I have heard that it will be a craft brew spot with a Toms Havana crossed with Stillwell vibe but then I have also heard flights of wine and oysters. Will have to see in the new year as details become obvious.

    Whole Foods has announced that they are undertaking an aggressive expansion in Canada expanding from 10 to 40 stores in Canada and having a presence “coast to coast” within in the next 5 years. What the means for Halifax is unknown, The rumour mill says they have been talking to  Kings Wharf but they may just be hopeful speculation.

    Montreal Menswear retailer Frank & Oak opened their holiday Pop upon the corner of Barrington and Blowers.

    The former garage on Gottingen between Propeller and the Marquee is being convert into a bouldering Climbing Gym.

    Smokes Poutinerie is setting up in Woodside beside Satrbucks, this Smokes is a little different in the fact it has a drive thru and is co-labelling itself as a Weinerie as well.

    Woodys Larry Uteck closed, after 12 months. The owners of that recently had taken over the previously failed location in Dartmouth Crossing.

    Reitmans is killing of the Smart Set brand over the next year , nationally they will be closing 31 stores and the other 76 will be converted to Penningtons, Addition Elle, Thyme , RW & Co and of course Reitmans.

    The bottom of Wright Ave you is getting a new restaurant called Star Fresh Modern Diner which will be focusing on a healthier options for the Burnside lunch crowd.

    Noticed a couple new ready to eat stall at the Brewery Market, the Meatball Merchant who has really tasty and hearty Meatball Sliders and The Early Burgs who are making a choice of vegetarian breakfast burgers.

    To end off this week, anyone who follows me knows I have a few things I love more and one of those things is Salvatores Meatball Hero and this week it got better when my favourite draught Big Spuce’s Cereal Killer oatmeal stout went on tap. So tasty.







  • Blackbook Collective, changes at Quinpool/Vernon

    Date: 2014.11.23 | Category: Dartmouth, Halifax, HRM, Opinions, Random, Reviews | Response: 0

    If graffiti and clothing are your thing then The Blackbook Collective is probably for you. Located in deep North End Halifax a block behind Cousins/Needs on Lady Hammond

    The Blackbook Collective

    The Blackbook Collective

    HaliKids has a holiday popup in Sunnyside Mall

    The corner of Quinpool and Vernon is getting set to be replaced by http://thekeephalifax.ca/ .Noble Grape has taken up residents in the new restored property on Oxford at Oak. Cyclesmith pedalled over to Agricola. etc is heading over to Kempt and the Atlantic Cat Hospital makes its way across the street to Quinpool Centre. That leaves Domino’s who are still seeking a new home and Tims who have decided to just close up that location.


    The Keep Quinpool at Vernon

    Tims coffee is going up 10 this week.


    Paper is up on what is unofficially going to be the Urban Outfitters on Barrington

    Frank and Oak opening in North Face/Carsand Mosher space on Barrington by year end

    The Smiling Goat Espresso on Lower Water has a liquor license, look for boozy winter drinks in the coming weeks

    And some followers found these gems this week

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