• Freshii Burnside, Mezza Sackvile,Wing N It , Tiny Dog Daycare

    Date: 2014.09.28 | Category: Dartmouth, Eats, Halifax, HRM, Open City, Retro, Twitter | Response: 0

    Freshii, who had already announced that they were opening in Scotia Square food court is also now opening in Burnside. The former Dairy Queen is being converted over to the salad chain.

    Mezza Kitchen who is also opening in Scotia Square announced that they will be bringing their Lebanese goodness to Downsview Plaza in Sackville.

    XS Cargo has started to slow liquidate the local stores, XS Cargo who was facing bankruptcy was bought up by Western Canadian liquidator Fields.  One or both of the metro stores will be converted to Fields as they kill off the XS Cargo name, this will also mean a shift to clothing over electronics.

    Wing’n It,will open in place on WingDings in Cole Harbour on Monday.

    There is an unconfirmed RUMOUR that Rouges Roost has been purchased by a PEI Brewer.

    Previously mentioned here that a Tims and Wendys were going in beside the Enfield Big Stop. The signage went up and it is a Burger King Drive Thru and a Tim Hortons going in. This was not part of their new partnership just a preplanned coincidence.

    Signage has  been removed from the Oxford Theatre,it is not closed or closing it is just being Cineplex’d up.

    Signs are now on the door that Kababji in Burnside has indeed closed.

    Seadogs on Gottingen St has reopened under new management after closing a couple weeks ago.

    Where the Turkish Food Shop opened and closed recently on  Bedford Highway has new signage up,saying it will be Vietnamese Specialty Food.

    a Subway Cafe has opened in the Sackville Sports Stadium, Pumpkin Spice Latte with your BMT!

    Petite Urban Pooch a doggy daycare targeted at the under 20lbdogs opens tomorrow on Isleville.

    Looking for fun today? 11-3at Bishops Landing. Food Struck, Poppa Smokes, Airstream Cafe &  Halifax Press will all be in one place for your Food Truck needs and there is no admission.

    Next Saturday is City Harvest, I Local HFX annual event, ilovelocalhfx.ca forfulllisting andi have Started on the map

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  • AmEx out MC in at Costco, Sullys Done? More SGR Consignment

    Date: 2014.09.21 | Category: Dartmouth, Eats, Halifax, HRM, Recaps | Response: 0

    Costco has ended it’s partnership with American Express in Canada, Dec 31 is the last day that Costco Canada will accept AmEx. They have entered a new agreement with CapitalOne and starting January 1 Costco will accept MasterCard.

    There is another consignment shop opening in the Spring Garden area. East of Montreal, focusing more on dresses, will be above Sun Room on Brenton St come October 1.

    Both WestJet and Air Canada both announced they will start charging $25 for the first checked bag. This is already a common practice on US carriers and it is a nightmare of people trying to jam”carry on”in the overheads.

    Sully’s Roast Beef, posted on twitter that the business is for sale,andpatrons have found the doors closed in the last week when visiting during “open” hours.

    Mezza Kitchen said that they will be announcing a new location on Monday,and its not theoneat Scotia Square food court.

     

    and below I published on Monday because so much happened last Sunday

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    First the terrible fire that cost Ravensburg College, RCR Hospitality (parent of Onyx, Bistro le Coq, Waterfront Warehouse. The Arms and Cut) and National Art (parent of Maritime Frameit) their HQ’s

    A few new things happening on Quinpool. Shawarma Stop has popped up where Extreme Pita was , and across the street where Halifax Cycle was is now the DeckBox, a Pokemon, Magic and YuGiOh shop.

    Also on Quinpool, Beads R Us are starting their liquidation as they are closing up the business.

    Maritime Pasty makers of tasty donuts and Cornish pastys in the Seaport,announced that the weekend of October 4th is their last, they lost their commercial kitchen at he Forum due to renos and have decided to follow their family to Toronto.

    The Seahorse is officially moving from their Argyle St home to the basement of the Marquee on Gottingen. I reported this at the beginning of August but at the time it was denied with the vague statement “The Seahorse will never close”. Well now its a reality, but you cant move an icon! Over the last 25 years the Seahorse had already morphed from its original roots as just an underground dive to it’s current self as a concert bar. Moving it does not make the new location The Seahorse, the seahorse is those rounded doors on Argyle St. You can’t put the 78th Highlanders on Geiser’s Hill at the transmission towers in Fairview and call it the Citadel, it just doesn’t work that way. I look forward to having the new venue in my neighbourhood but I think its silly to call it the Seahorse.

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  • Maritime Pasty Closing, “Seahorse” On The Move, Quinpool Changes

    Date: 2014.09.15 | Category: HRM | Response: 0

    A special Monday morning update as so much came up yesterday

     

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    First the terrible fire that cost Ravensburg College, RCR Hospitality (parent of Onyx, Bistro le Coq, Waterfront Warehouse. The Arms and Cut) and National Art (parent of Maritime Frameit) their HQ’s

    A few new things happening on Quinpool. Shawarma Stop has popped up where Extreme Pita was , and across the street where Halifax Cycle was is now the DeckBox, a Pokemon, Magic and YuGiOh shop.

    Also on Quinpool, Beads R Us are starting their liquidation as they are closing up the business.

    Maritime Pasty makers of tasty donuts and Cornish pastys in the Seaport,announced that the weekend of October 4th is their last, they lost their commercial kitchen at he Forum due to renos and have decided to follow their family to Toronto.

    The Seahorse is officially moving from their Argyle St home to the basement of the Marquee on Gottingen. I reported this at the beginning of August but at the time it was denied with the vague statement “The Seahorse will never close”. Well now its a reality, but you cant move an icon! Over the last 25 years the Seahorse had already morphed from its original roots as just an underground dive to it’s current self as a concert bar. Moving it does not make the new location The Seahorse, the seahorse is those rounded doors on Argyle St. You can’t put the 78th Highlanders on Geiser’s Hill at the transmission towers in Fairview and call it the Citadel, it just doesn’t work that way. I look forward to having the new venue in my neighbourhood but I think its silly to call it the Seahorse.

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  • World Tea House to Bedford, Classic Fish and Chips Closes

    Date: 2014.09.14 | Category: Dartmouth, Eats, Halifax, HRM, Open City, Recaps | Response: 0

    Another bit of Downtown coming to Bedford. First Il Mercato then Freak Lunchbox, then Taz, Then Turbine, the Middle Spoon is on its way and now World Tea House has announced that they are opening in Sunnyside this Fall.

    Saint Lou’s and Sailor Bups barbershops had an anonymous complaint filed against them. Bothe were visited by the police and told to stop offering,complimentary beers to patrons while they waited. Both had previously been told it wasn’t a problem.

    Aaron’s Furniture is taking over the old Pizza Delight space on Tacoma.

    Classic Fish and Chips in Cole Harbour has closed.

    Nine West opens their store in Mic Mac on Monday.

    SeaDogs the gay sauna and spa on Gottingen,has closed.

    Eats and Urban Lunch Counter opens on Baker Dr. tomorrow.

    PetSmart has set an open date of October 18 for their new Bayers Lake store.

    The Carrot on Gottingen is aiming to open on September 26th.

    Ireland’s Primark is expanding to North America, Boston store open next year Canada expansion starts in 2017.

    Yankee Candle is opening 50locations across Canada in the next 2 years good chance we will see 1 or 2 of them here.

    and mark your calendars City Harvest is on Oct 4th

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  • Barbers No Longer Allowed To Offer Beer

    Date: 2014.09.10 | Category: Editorial | Response: 0

    A courtesy drink while you wait, a coffee, a tea, a soda maybe a beer? Well there are many places that have offered drinks while you wait or are spending time in a retail establishment. This has been common practice at fine Menswear stores, Bridal Salons, higher end Hair Salons, Photography Studios, Event Planners and many more for years, However today the working mans hero the Barber was the subject of police visits. Saint Lou’s and Sailor Bups have both been offering  a complimentary beverage including beer while you wait, I personally have never taken up the opportunity when offered, but it is a nice touch to treat customers as you would friends. Both Barbershops made the proper inquiries with licensing board and we’re told they didn’t need one. However HPD had an “anonymous” complaint about the Barbers and today the Barbers were asked to stop offering beer.

    I hope this is just a temporary mistake and the tradition of treating customers like friends can continue, we need more of that in our lives not less.