• 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.



  • Nestle TollHouse ReOpens, HSC Changes, Brown Hound Down

    Date: 2014.10.12 | Category: Dartmouth, Halifax, HRM, News, Random | Response: 0

    Changes at Halifax Shopping Centre: -Food court to basement level where bowling alley was new escalators going in where Lawtons currently is. -Lawtons to old Dollarama -RUMOUR: H&M expected to move in what is currently food court. -RUMOUR: Zara in where service Canada was in Tower 2

    Bzf93NuCAAALPq1A deer got loose on Barrington and this is where my mind went


    Neat rental service to class up and event Make Merry Events, I really like the vintage feel it feels upscale but warm at the same time.

    Partys R Us has had its doors closed at the Halifax hopping Centre Annex.


    Penhorn is getting a Starbucks

    The Brown Hound on Argyle is done,after a name change from Pipa this summer, the new idea didn’t take and they have now closed their doors.

    A Stitches opened in Bayers Lake where West 49 recently left.

    Retraction: Nestle Toll House, reopened this week but there are franchising issues.


    and today makes 1001 days of HalifaxReTales , what started as an idea of having a twitter account, noticing when things are opening has blossomed into something more. I thank all of you for your support.



  • The Carrot Opens, Windmill Rd Coffee, Robie St Station

    Date: 2014.10.05 | Category: Dartmouth, Eats, Halifax, HRM, Twitter | Response: 0

    Another successful City Harvest went by yesterday, great to see folks out and about enjoying the best of our city.

    The Carrot  opened yesterday a project I have been volunteering with for a while, it was very satisfying to open the doors and bring fresh market idea to Gottingen.

    Nestle Toll House at Spring Garden and Queen seems to have closed as of Thursday.

    A coffee house the Darkside Cafe is coming to residential part of Windmill Rd

    The Starbucks on the Burnside part  of Windmill Rd opened this week.

    JoeLees cafe is opening in the St Vincent development on Dutch Village Rd.

    Robie St Station the all day breakfast restaurant opened where janes on the common used to be .

    KFC in Tantallon closed and already signs up that a Mary Browns is coming soon.

    The Colby Beverage Room has changed its name to The British Bulldog Gastro Pub.

    Hillcrest VW was purchased by the O’Reagan’s group



  • 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

    City Harvest 2014 Map







  • 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


    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.