A little Mic Mac Mall talk to start off, Forever 21 opens this coming Saturday and Icing has already opened a store.
RUMOURS continue for Halifax Shopping Centre,
-Food Court in Bowling Alley,
-H&M takes Food Court,
-Michael Kors and/or Steve Madden, coming but sadly can’t confirm any of it.
However Bath and Body Works will be taking over the former Mappins space on the first floor come the spring.
The Tim’s in Dartmouth Crossing won the the “Always Fresh” award for the Freshest Cleanest Tim Hortons in all the land, owner gets a Lexus.when they won regional award of $10k the owner split it among employees in the form of swag and bonuses.
The all December tradition of 24h WalMart’s isn’t happening this year but they will go 24h Dec 20-23.
Carrot Community Co-op has selected a space and purchased space on Gottingen read here
RUMOUR one of the major Grocers is looking to open a smaller “urban” store in 1991 Brunswick when it renos, the strong money is for Sobeys to bring their “Urban Fresh” concept.
Burrito Jax opened their Cole Harbour Rd location this week
Sometimes I delve into my opinions this time on crosswalk ideas click here
and last weekend in Point Pleasant Park thru the brush what to my wonderng eye should appear
How can we take a crosswalk like this one and make it better?
click here to see a quick presentation on some of my ideas
The Carrot Community Co-OP is is a major step closer to reality today with the acquisition of a Gottingen St storefront. The Co-op has purchased 2063 Gottingen St across from Squiggle Park at Falkland and will take possession of the space in March 2014. This will be a Co-operative owned by the members and a full range of dry goods , from snacks to toiletries as well as a full compliment of fresh goods fish, meat, fruits, vegetables & bakery. It will serve as a beacon for the community offering volunteer opportunity, healthy food choices and education, support other local businesses and give other small businesses a chance to sell product as well as provide jobs n the community. It has been since the 80s that this neighbourhood has had a grocery store, and the vibrant sense of community it is a perfect marriage, of need and support.
New home of Carrot Community Co=op that alleyway will be an awesome spot to sell veggies during the height of the season.
Burnside’s Sleeman Brewery closed and with it the Cold Beer store has officially closed for good.
Black Friday has passed but Cyber Monday is tomorrow and if you go on twitter and follow the hashtag #wwwhfx for online deals from local companies.
Sad to see DT Dartmouth icon Fishers Stationary is for sale, but I guess when you are 92 it might be time to retire.
Changes a foot at the Scotia Square Food Court, which currently has fantastic local kiosks but that is all changing, The Battered Fish is closes today (a new location expected in Woodside this month), McDonalds is already confirmed to be coming in, and both Subway and Thai Express are likely coming.I’ll still eat at Ray’s though.
The Locker Room has a seasonal popup shop of sports fan wear at Halifax Shopping Centre.
The Auction House opened this week in what used to be Lawrence of Oregano’s and more recently the south most corner of the Dome.
I also tried to figure out the mystery of Tim’s Lasagna
Some sad news Cafe Brea in Dartmouth closed its doors, a shame as they were devolving a fan base.
But in good news North End Halifax welcomed the opening of Field Guide on Gottingen on a quickly changing block, and the Agricola Street Brasserie also opened its doors both are already on foodies radar.
After 10 years south end gem Vinnies Pasta Bar has opened its doors at lunch.
La Cucina opened in Bayers Lake where the Payless used to be.
a quick trip back to 1988
Effedy Turkish Restaurant is opening on Dresden in the former Fid spot.
Walmart in Bedford and Dartmouth Crossing opened their new addons but they won’t be full SuperCentre with Deli, Meat, Bakery and Produce until the end of January but the grocery selection us already expanded
This week Shoppers got in on the terrible sale signs
Downtown Dartmouth lunchtime fave Midday Bistro is bringing its yummy salad making ways to the former Sackville Town Centre as well.
- ReTales Dec 8: Bath and Body Works, Burrito Jax, Downtown Groceries and The Best Tims
- Opinion: Better Crosswalks?
- Carrot Community Co-Op is almost here
- ReTales Dec1: Sleeman Closes, Scotia Square Food Court, Auction House
- ReTales Nov 24: Cafe Brea closes, Agricola St Brasserie & Field Guide, La Cucina Halifax open
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