End of HMV, All Day McDs Coming, Froyo

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The Ramada in Burnside is closing this week, it’s getting extensively renovated and will reopen under another brand later this year, I hear it will be Delta.

And then there was 1! Yeh! at Pizza Corner is done, leaving Goji on Spring Garden as the last froyo standing, thx to Murray for the chart

Boutique furniture and decorating shop 31 Westgate is moving from their current spot Agricola at May to the former Port of Wines, on Queen

Take It Outside owner, Sue Stanfield has taken over ownership of Quinpool iconic retailer The Trail Shop


HMV Canada went into receivership on Friday, and all stores will be closed by the end of April

The old Rona in Bayers Lake is now an indoor RV showroom pop up store; Pine Acres will have it open thru March.

The new larger after security Tim Horton’s at the airport is now located right at the top escalators after you get scanned.

Sweet Brier Boutique on Hammonds Plains is closing or looking for a buyer.

The Argyle is opening a new concept downstairs, but a bit confusing as the 90’s are the decade when vinyl was essentially dead.

Tip Top/George Richards has filed restructuring papers, and some stores are expected to close (none announced yet)

Portland St. Superstore has scaled back its hours from 7am-11pm from being a 24hr store, this is to accommodate a 6-month long renovation of the store. I had heard last year that Portland was likely going to be an Atlantic test store for shop online and collect, curious to see if that happens

followups

McDonald’s All Day Breakfast will be rolled out nationwide on Feb 21,
A&W will also be offering breakfast all day at its free standing locations starting Feb 27

The Canteen closed up their little shop on Octerloney above Two if by Sea, yesterday. Their new home at 22 Portland St will open in a couple of weeks.

Last week a car went through the window of Lole on Spring Garden, well credit to Lole who decided to cash in on their misfortune by having a literal Door Crasher sale.

Katch Seafood is opening this week in Tantallon where the Battered Fish was job postings this week though were asking people to send their resumes to a Battered Fish email address.

The Ikea scheduled for a late summer opening is coming along nicely

thx Mitch

Durty Nelly’s is closed until Feb 10th for a renovation.

events
The new Discovery Centre on Lower Water St. opens on February 12th

links

Savour Food and Wine again this year from Feb 1- Mar 15 will have their Dine Around series which has Prix Fixe menu’s at a series of restaurants
http://www.savourfoodandwine.com/dine-around.php

misc

The NS Government made an amendment to the Liquor Control Act which now “Effective today, restaurant patrons will be able to order up to two alcoholic drinks without ordering food.” So no longer do restaurants have to turn away parties where one person doesn’t want to eat.

HRM is looking at raising parking fines.

Scotiabank Centre has switched to Pepsi products.

April 1st Nova Scotia minimum wage raises 15¢/hr to $10.85

and end the week with the knowledge, Jubilee Junction in the South End is now is offering Walking Tacos.

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