A couple weeks ago, there was some mention that Old Navy might be headed from Mic Mac to Dartmouth Crossing. Well Old Navy is staying at MMM and Dartmouth Crossing is getting an Old Navy Outlet come October (approx. where Tweed and Hickory was)

I hear there is a coffee shop opening in Paddlers Cove on Prince Albert called The Cottage Cafe, and they will be serving Laughing Whale Coffee

Sarah & Tom a Korean pop culture and a stationery store is opening at 6448 Quinpool
(where HappyNest was, they moved to Elm) pictured is Sarah & Tom’s Yonge St store in Toronto

Bia Mara (Irish for seafood) is now open around gate 15 at the airport, by where Beaches was.

Halifax ReTales Closed

This week in Smiling Goat news. All the furniture and non-attached kitchen items were repossessed from Smiling Goat at Kings Wharf. Sign on the door says “Closed For Renos”

The weird little canteen in the Halifax Home Depot that sold rink food and some Asian dishes is gone. Nova Bistro was there for around 15 years

Fattoush Cafe on Gladstone St has closed (I may have missed when it happened)

Koroni Pizza on Bedford Hwy has closed. They had taken over the Nayya spot when Nayya moved to Larry Uteck in November

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Odell’s Gluten Free Bakery have completed their move from North End Robie St. to their new much larger spot in Rockingham. It is a much larger spot and has an expanded menu and hours. It is in the corner unit of the plaza Dunbrack/Farnham Gate.

After 60 years Quinpool Shoe Repair is moving across the street to where Bib n’ Tucker was.

Dustjacket Books is moving from Maritime Centre to Brewery Market, and Fancy Nails has moved to South Park St as the basement dwellers make their forced exodus from the complex. Part of the Maritime Centre renovation includes a new food court on a higher level, and I have heard rumour McDs has already signed on.

Acadian Fish and Chips on Hammonds Plains is now Acadian Fish & Chips and Enzo Pizzeria and offering delivery on their fish too.

The building that housed Ralph’s was knocked down to make way for a proposed gas station.

Foot Locker at Mic Mac moving over to Bluenotes/West 49 space and adding a House of Hoops.

The vacant space overlooking the Halifax Shopping Centre Food Court is going to be one of the new next-generation Roots stores, with a full line of footwear and onsite customization for bags and jackets Similar to “The Cabin Store” they opened in Toronto’s Yorkdale mall last year

Saturday the 12th is the 7th Annual Open City, An idea I proposed to I Love Local HFX and they have turned into a celebration of our local business in the core. With one-day discounts, back door takeouts and activities. There are already 99 listed participants see the whole list here

The fair isn’t doing its regular May stop on Wyse Rd this year. If you want to get all carny here is the fair schedule this year