Greek Village on Agricola Street, has closed I hear that someone else is taking over the spot.

A Discount Hub is opening in Bayers Lake beside Staples; this is the same store that is Burnside (John Savage @ Wright) and is filled with stuff direct from Asian factories.

Lower Sackville, you are going to be back in Grecoville. Greco is opening beside the Irving on the corner of Beaverbank and Sackville Dr.

Word is the back lot of the Seahorse will be turned into a “Beer Garden” this summer

After a violent robbery, The Trove Boutique on Herring Cove (formerly Zions Gate on Williams Lake) is closing down their store and just going to sell online

Casino Nova Scotia is doing some renovations, and when finished, there will be a buffet again!

Big Pony on Gottingen is closing mid-April, but expect to see them popping up around festivals and events.

The former World Wide Furniture on Cole Harbour Rd. will be a large pawn shop called Mo$t Wanted. They already have 3 locations in PEI and one in Bridgewater.

Mahone Bay’s Sugar Bubble Bath Factory is opening a second location this summer on the Peggy’s Cove Rd in Seabright where the hammock company used to be (the striped building)

14 Bells Fine Art Gallery opening in the Hydrostone Market next week

Two more losses for poor Mic Mac who seem to be getting caught up in corporate downsizings and collapses. BCBG MaxAzira has confirmed all Canadian stores are closing, and Bench has also announced their store will close month end.

Though Mic Mac is gaining a Stitches where Gap was.  I don’t know why their parent keeps opening and closing locations in Dartmouth but haven’t opened and Urban Planet yet.


Ontario-based, Sunrise Records to take over 70 of the 102 the closing HMV locations. I hear both Halifax Shopping Centre and Mic Mac HMV‘s will close mid-month. Then in late April, Sunrise will open in Mic Maca but not HSC.

Paradise Syrian Food on Wyse Rd. which closed in December and put a sign up saying they would reopen in the new year (they didn’t) For Lease sign now on building

The Bier Markt opening in the Nova Centre, I hear it will be huge may be the biggest restaurant in HRM. They will be brewing “craft” Keith’s on site like InBev already does at the Brewery Market

Il Mercato is closed March 12 – April 6 for a renovation

The folks Skyline Studio took this aerial to show the progress at IKEA Dartmouth


Vi’s Restaurant in Whycocomagh is closing their doors April 15th after 59 years

IKEA continues partnership with Sameday/Day&Ross added $59 pickup points in New Glasgow and Sydney


Interested in sponsoring HalifaxReTales?


McDonalds and East Coast Lifestyle, had an All Day Breakfast PJ Dance Party at the Lacewood McDonald’s on Friday.

June 1st Costco is raising their membership fees, the $55 ones will become $60, and the executive become $120

Carbon Speedway is saying they are opening a racetrack in the “Valley” that will allow you to take Supercars like Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Z06’s around a track. The local car community is calling it a hoax, but Carbon says more details will be coming soon.

A shout out to local treasure. Strange Adventures Comix and Curiosities who turn 25 this month.