I occasionally go around looking at store fronts to see what I can see this time I was up in the BLIP and Larry Uteck.
Then there is this which will be extended this summer to make way for the BLIP expansion.
That is why Marshall’s is renovating the old Value Village and Pennington space to make a store by this future busy road
While over in Larry Uteck this space beside Eastlink is being reno’d inside not sure what it is but looks like it may be more of a service
March continues to be quiet on the ReTales scene,
Ace Burger has now started serving burgers out of Bearlys on Barrington
There is a Paderno Sale this Week at the Forum
and the Brass Rail has opened on Cole Harbour Rd
I made a map of all the Restaurants and Bars of 1964
The Year is 1964 the City of Halifax , most of the 94 000 residents were living on the peninsula, the Mayor is Charles A, Vaughan, residents were paying a 2.35% propert tax rate while commercial entities were coming in at 5.1%. 1964 marks a dark time in Halifax, the Rose Report is released and voted on 37 out of 41 to implement, but this meant the relocation of Africville. On Hollis St, Robert Stanfield is serving his 3rd term as Premier of NS and it also marks the year that our current Premier Stephen McNeil was born. The warmest day of the year was July 16 coming in 29C while the warmest month was August with and average daily of high of 20C! The coldest day was Feb 28 at -18C and the longest cold streak where the temperature did not go above 0C was 9 days in January.
The Restaurant and Bar Scene was fully alive, I could find 132 places to get a drink or bite, 6 of them are still standing in the same spot today (Armview, Ardmore, Look Ho Ho, Willmans, Seahorse and Town & Country featuring Kentucky Fried Chicken). KFC was the only chain restaurant. Other names still exist like the Midtown, Oasis and the Nova Scotian (Westin) and Lord Nelson has places to eat. Other spots the building are still restaurants like Swiss Charcoal BBQ which is now the Athens on Quinpool, and Fries & Co was Chebucto Fish and Chips. I created a Google Map of all these listings.
There were lots of places to go on Agricola and Gottingen and over the last couple years that trend is coming back with so many great eateries fitting back in that neighbourhood, Chinese and Fish and Chips seemed to dominate the landscape though.
I put together this list with the use of the City Directories, Old News Papers & HalifaxHistory.ca
A great thanks to the Nova Scotia Archives and Spring Garden Library for having a way to look into our pas
Please let me know if you have anything to add (or debate) comment here, or follow me on Twitter @HalifaxReTales
Absolutely Delish is opening in Portland Hills it is a Bar & Grill brought to you by the folks of Angie’s Burnside, in the space previously occupied by Que Tal.
The Carrot has finalized the purchase of the building at 2063 Gottingen and started renovations for a May opening of Halifax’s 1st co-operative grocery store, Mbuji Mayi has moved up the street by Buddy Daye and Kevin Muise Interiors has moved in Vogue Menswear.
The Burrito Jax on Kempt @ Young is now open. NORTH END BURRITOS!!
Abode furnishings is on the move from their current Granville St home to Doyle St.
The Tim’s in Highfield is closed for renos, but the have their little portable store there to fulfill your fix.
Confirmed that Ace Burger will be taking over the kitchen of Bearly’s in a couple weeks in time for the start of Burger Week on March 24th.
and keep your calendars free for May 10th, as that is the date for I love Local HFX’s Open City 3.0
Quiet week but that doesn’t some things didn’t happen.
2 items from Tim Hortons first the return of Roll up the Rim, which I think the concept of slurping on your cup then redeem it for a prize, yuck. Also Tim’s announced the end of Coldstone Creamery in Canadaas well as some other menu items, mixed-berry smoothies, blueberry & choc danish, double-berry muffins, walnut crunch, Timbit Dutchies & gingerbread men.
The Hart and Thistle unexpectedly closed this week, such a great space, but not surprised as the service was always miss.
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