A much more robust update this week.

Acadian Fish and Chips will be returning to Hammonds Plains.

Opening on Barrington across from Grand Parade, Ju Kitchen and Grill (from Way 2 Roll) so maybe a sushi burrito bar?

Thai Express is opening in Sackville between the Dollarama and Giant Tiger.

Sobeys and mini-mall are coming to Timberlea, construction begins later this year (maybe a Shell as well). It will be at Exit 3 of the 103 on the south side heading into Timberlea. Also in Timberlea, United Dental Labs is building on the part of the property on the corner Timberlea Parkway and the Bay Rd. A Brewery is also rumoured for that parcel of land. Meanwhile a few metres away on the Parkway a residence is being built by Brunello Estates overlooking the 9th hole.

A sign is up in the Middle Sackville strip mall where Tims is, for a restaurant called Phu Quoc (Phú Qu?c is a Vietnamese island so we can assume Vietnamese food!)

There seems to be wrecking equipment showing up at Penhorn Sears, from Crombie developments site

“Penhorn Lands” is a 31-acre development site located at the intersection of Highway 111 and Portland Street in Halifax (Dartmouth), NS, that was purchased from Empire in 2016. The site is adjacent to Penhorn Plaza, a Crombie-owned, 103,000 square foot Sobeys-anchored retail plaza. Management expects to undertake the development in two phases. Phase I includes the development of new commercial space on approximately 4 acres of land fronting on Portland Street. This commercial development will better integrate the two Penhorn properties. Phase II is a residential development comprised of a mix of low, medium and high density units on the remaining 27 acres of land. Pre-planning for Phase I is underway and management expects to begin construction in 2018

Raffi’s Kitchen (Mediterranean) is now open on Sackville Drive

A new food trailer, Sweet Ideas is now opening in the parking lot of the Hammonds Plains Community Centre. Serving desserts and Russian savoury goodies like piroshki, cheburek and cabbage rolls.

Halifax Bread Factory opened on 800a Windmill (at Akerley) Making in-house, Lavash, Taftoon, Samosas and sweets. They have wraps made on their bread and soup as well.

Tang Shun has opened on Larry Uteck

Red Lunchbox (vegan) is now open on Quinpool beside Aerobics First

Dartmouth Yarns is closing at the end of the month

The Carleton has reopened after interior renos

Mirchi Tandoor is closed until March 12th for Vacation

Wasabi House on Quinpool is closed until Feb 23rd for Vacation

Wooden Monkey Dartmouth will be closed from Monday-Sunday for some repairs

This week my Happyfax is All I Ate on Instagram. Why I love it so is it has no agenda of eating a certain diet or a foodie pretence. It’s just someone chronicling their everyday food intake.

Legal weed sales won’t be ready July 1; earliest August could be after Labour Day

Tim’s has switched from Pepsi to Coke.