The folks from New Scotland Clothing have a home for New Scotland Brewing Co. it is opening this summer at 91 Alderney

Joelee’s Café on Dutch Village closed and is currently being renovated, I hear it will be Sushi Jet Dim Sum

The return of HogHorn BBQ!! Well, it won’t be called HogHorn, but the Parkside Pub & Smokehouse in Highfield is getting a makeover (still open). And this monster is being installed. All the tastes of HogHorn (and adding poultry) plus bar favourites look for the relaunch in a few weeks

The 250 room Sandman Hotel was officially confirmed yesterday to be built on Wilkinson Dr (by the new Shell/Tims/A&W) in Burnside on the edge of Dartmouth Crossing expected to be finished in the first half of 2019 this will also mean the arrival of Denny’s

The delightful Lemon Tree on Queen St (Halifax)  is soon going to be Lemon Trees with a second location opening on the Bedford Highway in the converted motel.

There is a Liquor License pending to operate a lounge at 86 Portland St (beside Vivacious Vixen) the same owner as Best Kept Secret

A 260 Sutton Place Hotel was announced this week for the Nova Centre (the tower is already in place)

RUMOUR (not 100%) but I have three angles that say Five Guys is coming to Dartmouth Crossing this year. However, I don’t have any of the solid confirmation that I usually like to say it’s a for sure.


Shanxi Paomo Chinese opened on Quinpool in December where Modern Shanghai was.

bird’s nest cafe is now open on Barrington near Blowers, bird’s nest replaces Ciboulette who was next door for the last ten years. Same owner and menu favourites.

Fish & Chix opens today in Burnside in place of Truckside on Windmill
and sister restaurant CheeseCurds on Lacewood is now serving Habeneros.

Zakka Mart is open Robie @ Cunard (old Tony’s Variety) “Japanese style grocery, snacks, beverage, cosmetics.”

Halifax ReTales Closed

We lost 2 to retirement this week Liu’s Formosa Tea House on Wyse, and Epicurious Morsels in the Hydrostone have both closed their doors

The EasyHome beside the Portland St SuperStore has closed

It’s always kind of looked like it was about to close and now it is.
Designer Depot in the Mic Mac Mall parking closed yesterday. This closure adds credence to the RUMOUR that a Fit 4 Less was going to start construction there this spring.

What’s making me happy this week is the upcoming season of MasterChef Canada. 3 of the 21 Finalists are from HRM!
Also, there is a contestant from Kentville, and two other constants are born in Nova Scotia one from Glace Bay (Calgary) and one from Yarmouth (Saint John)

The Coast published an article this week “After allegations of sexual misconduct, Two If By Sea parts ways with co-owner.”

Esso is dropping Aeroplan at the end of May and will partner with PC Optimum instead.

and a shout out to Cooke Store Fixtures who are sponsoring this post