Samsonite opening a store in Dartmouth Crossing in June

Well sometimes I miss things and here is one of them Hubbards Cove Coffee. quietly opened last year on the edge of HRM across the street from the Hubbards Post Office on Hwy 3

#SummerOfIceCream continues The Pretzelmaker in Halifax Shopping Centre opened with a Mrs.Fields, but this Mrs. Fields is a new concept location that will have the cookies plus…” the new bakehouse concept will include a new deluxe European pastry line along with two new product lines. The company is creating a line of signature milkshakes served in a collectable plastic mason jar. And there is the new ice cream sandwich line served with a choice of cookies or brownies, premium ice cream and rolled in a choice of toppings. ”

Halifax ReTales Closed

Hairdressers Market on Hollis at Terminal Rd is all papered over.

After 75 years on Spring Garden (and nearby), Atlantic Photo Supply is moving to The Keep on Quinpool (at Vernon). The will be joined by a new location of Morris East, as well as a new Starbucks and a new home for Quinpool Icon The Trail Shop. The Atlantic Photo Supply lab in Burnside will remain.

The Smiling Goat at Kings Wharf was closed for a day with a Bailiff’s notice of distraint but reopened the next day.

The new Farmers scoop list is out for 2018, and many of the Scotsburn flavours are on the Farmers list (Agropur, Farmers parent purchased the cream division of Scotsburn in 2017) Though the Scotsburn recipe with Bubble Gum instead of Blue Raspberry has won.

Stores are open on Canada Day as a regular Sunday, but stores are closed on July 2.

Canadian Tire is expanding their point loyalty and introducing Triangle Rewards this spring. Automatically replaces “Canadian Tire My Money” you can now earn and spend at CT, SportChek, Mark’s & Atmosphere (and just earn @ gas+). There will still be the paper money system for CT as well.