BOO! The end of October is upon us!!

Well the old Tims on Langbrae is going to be children’s art centre 

Tartan Tea House looks like it is ready to soon open on the old stretch of Bedford Highway, I look forward to partaking in high tea some afternoon.

A new Asian grocer Sino Fresh Mart is opening in Burnside hiding behind the old Moosehead Brewery on Ralston Ave.

Lily Pad Cat Lounge is opening on Portland St. in the Plaza beside McDonald’s. If you have questions, they have an FAQ here

Froyo returns, Pinkberry is now set up at the Second Cups on Portland and in Bayers Lake.

The retail space on Pleasant Street, kind of across from the North Woodside Community Centre is an independent pharmacy called Tiny Oak.

Well RUMOUR is Torrid and Hot Topic are coming to Mic Mac Mall late 2018, so until any of the parties confirm it is a rumour. In the meantime, Hot Topic is confirmed coming close to here and will open in Champlain Mall before Christmas

650 Washmill (at Dunback) is going to have a few new tenants the quickly expanding Smiling Goat Espresso will be setting up a cafe. Tru Salon Studio also is opening and has an interesting business model. They lease to micro business, so every chair/ station is a separate business but all in one place kind of like a mall but for beauty services. A daycare as well will be opening.

Former Master Chef contestant Andrew Al-Khori is taking over former ChocoCafe space Lower Water at Bishop St and opening aFrite on Nov 23.

There is a new mobile mini doughnut trailer Bangerang that had set up in the Wilsons parking lot on Sackville Drive

In Sackville Spirit Martial Arts Supplies moving around corner in the plaza with Pizzatown on Cobequid and Timeless Stitches Fabric & Quilt Shop is opening at 22 Glendale

No Closes!!!

A baby McD’s in the wild before it hits puberty and its logos and the drive-thru fully develops, but its colours have come in.  The new Woodside location is expected to open in about six weeks.

The Watch that Ends the Night has set an opening date for their King’s Wharf cocktail bar of Nov 7, I assume their sister general store Sidecar Goods will open soon as well.

Well, it is that time of year again and the holiday craft shows have begun. I’ll keep you up to date on the ones coming in the next week, but I’ll be maintaining a Holiday Craft Show List big and small if you want to plan. This next week we have;

White’s Lake Legion Craft Sale for Litters and Critters
Oct 29
White’s Lake Legion

Almon Place Residents Christmas Craft Sale
Nov 2
5534 Almon

Christmas at the Forum
Nov 3-5
Halifax Forum

Sackville Gift and Craft Crawl
Nov 4-6
All Over Sackville (you need a car for this one)

Marley’s Hope Dog Rescue Holiday Fair
Nov 4-5
Cole Harbour Place

Joyful Sounds Holiday Fair
Nov 5
Joyful Sounds Music Studio 3060 Hwy 2, Fall River

New Heritage Minute from Historica Canada about Toronto’s Kensington Market it shows how small retail helps shape community

and props to Alderney Landing’s, Port City Cafe (Hidden Gem) who decorated the whole shop.

and thanks again to Cooke Store Fixtures who are sponsoring this post