Mezza will be opening a location beside the TD on Cole Harbour Rd in  August.

The Nook on Gottingen is scheduled to close at the end of the week.

Pleasant St. Diner opens tomorrow in the old Sobeys Plaza this is the new venture from the former co-owner and face of John’s Lunch, Fotis Fatouros

Out of the blue, Nygard at Mic Mac Mall closed. I also hear this is the last month for RUA Sports Fanatic who will be moving over to Halifax Shopping Centre.

The Foggy Goggle last day on Argyle is coming on Saturday, and they will reopen on Gottingen near the start of May.

Speaking of Argyle, the Shoe Shop was sold to the Toothy Moose, expect renos at both bars, and I have heard maybe a brew pub in the old Seahorse.

and renovations to the streetscape of Argyle and Grafton means no patios this season but it short term pain for long term gain.

RCHMND has moved from Hollis to the other side of the building in the Granville pedestrian mall. Expect expanded selection for men (and women)

DQ is building a new location in Dartmouth Crossing on the piece of land beside Starbucks.


The German Schnitzel Bistro, Downtown Dartmouth didn’t make their “March” target but it looks like they are on;y a couple weeks away.

The voting in  The Great HRM Icon is complete and the Halifax Waterfront is the winner!


Dollarama will begin accepting credit cards in the coming months, it shows how far they have strayed from the everything for a dollar model.

Shoppers will start rolling out self-checkouts at some locations nationwide

Back to the 1920s when Simpsons was built …
it was eventually changed to Simpson Sears and then Sears and West End Mall was added on and even though it looks nothing like this anymore, the bones of this original building are still Walmart/Sobeys/Winners/Sears outlet

This is interesting, the Car Star on Chain Lake is now branded TD Insurance Claims Centre.If you are a TD customer you will still report their claim as normal, but if they select this location, they can get your estimate done, speak with your claims adjuster face to face, and if qualified get your Enterprise rental car all in the one spot.

Meanwhile at the Saint John Value Village