Mezza in Tantallon is scheduled to open on Wednesday (Cole Harbour to open next month).

SPCA has opened their Thrift Store at 800 Windmill Rd at the corner of Akerley.

Sometimes when a sign goes up saying “Closed for Renovations” it means exactly that. Mirchi Tandoor on Blowers closed in December but reopened this week.
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Coast to Coast Gifts and Decor has opened their nautical themed store in Dartmouth Crossing.

Off Track Brewing will be opening this fall on Rocky Lake Dr. where the warehouses are just under the Bedford Bypass.

Birdies Bread Co. is open in Woodside (beside Habanero’s) and the bread is amazing, there is also a cute little cafe.

Ardene (outlet) in Dartmouth Crossing closed yesterday.

Hallmark in Dartmouth Crossing is also closing in the near future.

FedEx is discontinuing all their FedEx Office location in Canada and will close all their print & copy centres on August 18, including the longtime (and former Kinko’s) on Brenton St.

DoubleTree (former Wyse Holiday Inn) accepting bookings for late September.
Delta (former Burnside Ramada) accepting bookings for mid-September.

Ryer’s Lobster Pound who for last 11 years have been serving takeout cooked lobster and mussels have stopped serving as the government has decided they are a restaurant and not a takeout and need to make significant improvements to continue.

I captured what the aggregate sites are saying are the best restaurants in HRM, feel free to agree or disagree  (see Ryers above).

Halifax Best Restaurants

The most trusted brands in Canada list is out for 2017.
Canada's top brands trusted

and since I’m all about lists this week.”
MoneySense’s Best Places to Live in Canada and Halifax dropped again
2012: 4th
2013: 20th
2014: 26th 
2015: 67th
2016: 74th
2017: 137th

Note: I still think HRM is #1!