It was an eclectic mix of local retail news, from ups and downs in Burnside to special edition rum.

The owners of MODA are closing shop on the 30th and heading back to Bermuda, look for an Asian resto in that space this fall though .



Appleton’s released a special edition Halifax bottle to celebrate our 265th anniversary

The Radisson on Hollis is becoming a DoubleTree by Hilton.


Tried out the newest addition to food truck scene Poppa Smokes setup in Burnside on Joe Zatzman at Simmons in CVO parking lot

The new Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites on Brunswick will have its first retail customer, a Starbucks is opening in one of the street side spaces.

The former Jane’s space on Robie is being reno’d and when it opens it will be Robie Street Station an all day breakfast restaurant

Ray’s Lebanese after uncerimoniously dumped from Scotia Square after 31 years has reopend at 75 Akereley in Burnside.


David’s Bridal is opening Monday beside Marshalls in Dartmouth Crossing


Very Short lived, Bluenose II Restaurant who opened an Uptown version on Bayers Rd this spring has already closed up shop. wonder what it means for the Hollis St location which will be homeless come the fall.

Bootz Saloon, the re-creation of the Rodeo in Burnside is done no details.

Beaverbank Station (RestoPub) is now open. Corner of Beaver Bank & Windgate.

The brand spanking new Mic Mac Tavern opened this week, right beside the orginal location.

A tiny pop-up Bed Bath & Beyond has opened in the main Dalhousie Bookstore for Back to School.