I have a longer message here, but I can’t thank you all enough for voting Halifax ReTales, the Gold winner for Best Blogger and Best Twitterer in The Coast’s 2017 Best of Halifax. You can read all of The Coast’s results here after you read the rest of this update first 🙂

Sydney’s M&Y Asian Market has opened a Halifax location in the former Showtime Video on the corner of Windsor and Lawrence.

The Argyle Streetscaping project is complete, and The Pint has opened in the place of the former Argyle Bar and Grill.

Espresso 46 a literal hole in the wall coffee shop is now open on Isleville between Macara and Bilby

Payless will return to Halifax Shopping Centre after some turmoil due to financial restructuring. Payless looks like it is bouncing back and will open in the former HMV after Remembrance Day. Also at HSC, New Scotland Clothing has opened a seasonal shop by Apple

Labels another store from the folks who own Fairweather, Designer Depot, International Clothier has opened on the 3rd floor of Mic Mac.  Also at Mic Mac seasonal shops Just Cosy, Hickory Farms, Home Comforts are all open as well as a few kiosks. Brow bar chain Kurves has opened this week as well.

Build a Block a Lego retail and party venue has opened on Sackville Drive.

A Holiday Inn Express is being built in Burnside on John Savage, on the property next to Newbridge Academy

Wine bar chain Vino Volo has opened at Stanfield after security, disappointed to hear there is a limited selection of NS wines, especially with the opportunity to cross promote with the only made in NS liquor boutique Liquid Assets nearby.

Feed my Heart and Soul (Pizza My Heart) in Eastern Passage appears to be closed

Rousseau Chocolatier is on the move in the new year, but not far they will be taking up space in the new building on the corner of South and Hollis (SoHo Square)

My Mothers Bloomers, is getting cosy in the old North End moving in that great space on the corner of Falkland and Creighton

Remember there is a list of lots of Holiday Craft Shows here , With the big one being at Exhibition Park next weekend.

Many of the major grocery chains including, Loblaws and Sobeys had their head offices raided by the Competition Bureau of Canada on allegations of price fixing. Specifically on bread products.

The sassy teenager Shoppers Drug Mart robot has been replaced by a quieter more mature robot

Quinpool icon The Trail Shop turns 50 on Tuesday!

Sometime next week Big Spruce Brewing will be releasing “One Hundred” Cape Breton Wild Ale. It is the first ever 100% Nova Scotia ingredient beer.

And thanks again to Cooke Store Fixtures for sponsoring this post