Well a big confirmation (originally reported here in Jan 2014) this week, Urban Outfitters is opening downtown in the former Sam the Record Man space at 1652 Barrington. The confirmation comes via job listings for management at URBN.com.
Changes happening fast at Target,
- Already the instore Starbucks outlets have already closed.
- Giant Tiger, Good Life and WalMart have all formally had talks about acquiring some leases nationally .
- No Ikea isn’t moving in the Mic Mac location
- Yes the CEO, who was in charge of the failure will get a severance package roughly equal to the total severance for 17000+ store and warehouse level employees combined.
I tried Starfresh diner in Burnside at the bottom of Wright, really nice place and great food.
Even some out of town news, Winners is opening locations in Yarmouth and Bridgewater this spring. Also Yarmouth is getting a Giant Tiger.
Noticed this week that Rogers has closed their business store in Burnside.
Some changes on “Vintage Row” on Queen St Halifax. There is a vape shop in above Put Me On, Cocoon is moving over to Cunard St. The Clothes Horse is gone and being reno’d into a Turkish eatery and Something Elsies, is scaling back to just original Elsies.
The folks who own Press Gang have signed a lease for the space that most recently housed Pipa/Brown Hound, they are going to have a separate staff and kitchen from the Press Gang and I hope they give that great atrium space the respect it deserves.
Dinner Envy won $10k in a Scotiabank Small business boost contest and will get to meet with Arlene Dickinson.
Mexx in Dartmouth Crossing is now closed, that was a pretty fast liquidation.