Urban Outfitters is coming to Halifax ( like you read here in January) and it’s going downtown. The Old Sam the Record Man on Barrington, now known as Espace will the new home of Urban Outfitters in 2015, which will help spur Barrington St.
Montreal’s men’s clothing store Frank & Oak are also coming to town, but haven’t said where.
Sams Seafood on Baker Drive in Dartmouth has closed. the other Sams on Tacoma and in Dartmouth Crossing remain open.
Obladee, started offering a lunch service this week, they will be serving up light fare weekdays 11:30-1:30
All the Save-Easy are being rebranded by Loblaws as the weirdly named “Your Independent Grocer”
IKEA is upping their eCommerce game in Canada. The plan is to increase the items available online and to make it easier for consumers. One of the things they are proposing to do is open small IKEA pickup locations in areas of Canada not serviced by a full store. No details as to what the outlets will look like or where they will open.
Ragnarok Comics will be opening in Wedgewood Plaza on Kearney Lake Rd.
The Averys on Main St in Forrest Hills has closed, not a really surprise as Daves and Gateway are formidable competition. there are also 3 Sobeys and a Superstore within a 5 minute Drive.
A few of my faves have anniversaries this week Field Guide celebrates 1 year, Two if by Sea turns 5 and Salvatore’s hit the big 20. Speaking of Sals, renovations continue they have reduced hours but should be back to speed in 2 weeks.
Nomad Gourmet is back on the road, but Nick has sold it to the Roasting Man, the menu seems to have done away with chicken and waffles and is now more pulled pork.
As part of the Loblaws acquisition of Shoppers, the Competition Bureau of Canada said certain stores had to be sold. So the Shoppers in Tantallon is now be acquired by PharmaSave. Some Ontario Shoppers have already started offering some prepared salads, sandwiches, fruit and what they are taking out of stores to make room is magazines, cards and wrapping paper.