McDonalds will be opening a full outlet this spring in the Larry Uteck area, but before that McDs will open Dec 30th in Scotia Square but there may be a catch with the Scotia Square location as all the signage only indicated McCafe.
In Mic Mac news Spencer Gifts is open , IT Store v2.0 I was worried that there would never be a place to buy lava lamps again. Zumiez as well will be opening in Mic Mac this spring. However Wicker Emporium will be closing in the new year .
Harvest Wines has moved from their Bedford Highway spot and are now opened in Dartmouth's Russel Lake Sobeys.
Vogue optical is now open on Robie where Pizzatown was beside Tareks
Rona got the go ahead to build the Bedford Place Mall store on end where Winners used to be.
Last Days for Spring Garden Second Cup as they will be vacating their longtime home on Dec 31. Hell that store was there before I knew what a Starbucks was.
Still a few shopping days left, remember to be friendly and courteous to all merchant staff you run across as they are working full tilt. Also plan more time than you need because you never know when the Costco line will go to the back of the store