This week I’ll start with an ask from you, I plan to expand Halifax ReTales and already have some ideas on the board for regular weekly features and columns. But what would you guys like to see?

Now on to a busy week of opens.

Mid-century furniture shop Retrospekt is now open on Ochterloney at the bottom of Maple Street. Thur-Sun

Rotisserie chicken shop CHKN CHOP opened on North St this week.

Booster Juice at the Dal Student Union Building is now open

A few weeks ago I mentioned Lake City Cider House was opening in half of the former Neithforth Furnishing on lower Portland St. Well it turns out that Brightwood Brewery will be sharing the space with them and the two will have a sampling room.

Newfoundland coffee chain Coffee Matters will be opening a cafe early in the new year in the Brewery Market.

Burrito Jax in Cole Harbour is now open, and just across the street Mezza has opened their new location.

Le Creuset has opened beside Club Monaco in Halifax Shopping Centre. Seasonal store Calendar Club opens Monday on the upper floor.

Sinan upholstery will be opening a furniture shop at 7 Pleasant St. on Saturday (most recently Sailor Bups) Sinan has been reupholstering in the back of that building for years.

Bedford Place Mall welcomed the opening of Giant Tiger yesterday.

Red Lunchbox a vegan restaurant will be opening on Quinpool Rd beside Aerobic First.

Waffle Love’s last day is on the 29th. The Hydrostoneshop has to make way because the building is coming down. Their neighbours Earth Goddess is looking for new digs. Juliens will be building a new location on that site.

The recently opened Haligonian Cafe was having a dispute with their landlord and has moved out and plan to set up at a new location.

on Birmingham gave an update this week, which when they reopen in November they will sit down and have more of a Korean bar atmosphere. In the meantime, they are at Good Robot, Thursday and Sunday or their Rockingham location.

It sounds like Bier Markt opening in the Nov Centre is no longer happening. The Nova Centre as well has yet to secure a hotel operator for one of the towers

Also updating this week was Ginger Grass who say they will be back early in the new year and it sounds like they will be in The Alexander beside the Brewery Market

Her Obsession has completed their move to Dartmouth Crossing

Sears has indeed started their liquidation and discontinued online sales.

Sobeys on North And Windsor is all decorated for Christmas; they say it is because they are the demo store for other managers to see how to set up their stores this year. C’mon though full Christmas in October is off-putting.

Shoppers on Spring Garden and Lacewood now have their self-checkouts.

Atlantic Superstore’s website now looks like the other brands across Canada that have online click and collect shopping; I hear a few store will be ready to take orders around Dec 1.
also at Supestore , I support this passive aggression

Sticking with a grocery theme, I revisited an old post and checked the prices at 3 West End grocery stores to see what was cheaper; you can the blog post here.

and thanks this week to Cooke Store Fixtures who are sponsoring this update