A new Tropical Fish store “Aquatica” opened in Bedford in the CIBC Building across from Sunnyside Mall.

Marks Well Worn (formerly Work Warehouse) have a popup store in Spring Garden Place for Christmas.

is opening an indoor baseball training facility, behind the First Lake Sobeys in Sackville, next month.

The Rustic Crust is opening up a sit-down restaurant; they will be bringing their wood-fired pizza to the plaza beside Home Hardware in Tantallon early next year. The food truck will still roll out for events.

Sidecar Goods “COOKBOOKS | WARES | FANCY PANTRY ” is now open in Kings Wharf, they have pretty things for entertaining.

A current common question: What are they building on Cole Harbour Rd beside Pudgey Tire? Well, the current structure with the drive-thru is a new home for Subway. Meanwhile right beside it they are going to build another structure which is going to be a “bank.”

The Woodside McDonald’s has an open date set for Dec 27th, but I hear they may be ready to serve as soon as the 20th

Meanwhile, the Dairy Queen in Dartmouth Crossing opens a little sooner and is expected to open its door on Friday.

Miracles Christian Store in Bayers Lake will be closing in the new year.

Natural health food store Mariposa in Tantallon closed a few weeks ago.

StockPot Cafe in Burnside at the bottom of Wright has closed after just opening this summer.

Also short-lived restaurant, Sweet & Tears on Spring Garden Road closed after only six months, too bad I had them on my list to try their ramen.

Meanwhile over on Caledonia Rd, Chico’s Island is looking for a new home after leaving their shop they just opened in June.

After 60 years in Bayers Road Shopping Centre, the Starlite Barber Shop will close its door for the last time on Friday

Vogue Optical moving from Barrington at Sackville to Barrington at Blowers in the former Veritas Catholic Store (Veritas moved to Rockingham)

Charm Diamond has opened their new Mic Mac Mall store on the second level.

Dollarama is working on a plan to have e-commerce available by this time next year for bulk purchasing. So if you were looking for a case of a certain item, you would be able to order direct.

A pioneer in online computer gear sales in Canada, NCIX has filed for bankruptcy.

Well the Government of NS announced how it plans to handle the sale of cannabis. It is going to be sold via The NSLC. Highlights;
•19+ to buy
•you are allowed to possess 30g
• order online
•NSLC is going to start scanning ID cards for all purchases
Also notable, the Government of Canada Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation recommended not to sell cannabis at the same place as alcohol

In other government news, HRM will be exploring the idea of banning plastic shopping bags. There are a few communities already in Canada that do this and Montreal begins on January 1. Also, the only place that was recycling them is China, and they and they are no longer allowing them to be imported. The NSLC eliminated plastic around nine years ago.

You can order yourself a Donair-nament and pick it up in Sackville at EurekaTec 

The results are in from Eat This Town’s Lower Sackville/Beaverbank Pizza Quest