Greetings from CBRM where it seems I have been eating an excessive amount of things that have an element of golden brown this weekend

A lingerie store called Amanda’s is opening on the Bedford Highway in the former hotel.

A Sushi spot is going in the corner unit across from Durty Nelly’s on Argyle St I hear it may be an Izakaya

The former employees of the Smiling Goat (Just Us) on Spring Garden are bringing that location back to life in teh coming weeks as Glitter Bean Cafe

Longtime New Minas retail staple Jordan’s Home Furnishing is coming to town, they are setting up on Otter Lake Cr behind Laz-y-boy in Bayers Lake and will open next month

Bedford is getting 2 new A&W’s one is going on Hammonds Plains @ Gary Martin beside the Irving. The other will be part of the new Shell being built on Duke St. at the entrance to Bedford Commons, there will also be a Sobeys Express.

The recipes of the legendary Mary’ Bread Basket have returned, Aly Mae’s Bread Basket is now open weekdays in Benji’s Bargains on Mount Hope Ave. behind teh Dartmouth General Hospital. Mary’s recipe cinnamon rolls and more will be showing up at local farmer’s markets on weekends in the coming weeks

Harvey’s has returned to Dartmouth, the renovation of the Main St Swiss Chalet is complete and it has reopened with a Harvey’s

Aster Cafe has opened offering Ethiopian coffee and Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, on Dutch Village at Frederick

Young Pocha, (Korean) is now open in teh basement of the Commons Inn on Agricola St (@ West St)

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Halifax ReTales Closed

Shawarma Stop on Argyle is done, but they still have a permanent stand at the Seaport Market, I have heard it will be replaced by Taipan from the basement of Maritime Centre

Backoos on Bedford Hwy has closed (end of the lease) and are looking for a new 2nd location. I’m crossing fingers (chicken bones) that it will be in Dartmouth

Many months ago I mentioned that May Garden was going in the Casino (where Trapeze was) well it’s getting closer and it will be Chinese, Thai and Sushi

The Trail Shop has left their longtime Quinpool home and will be reopening soon a block or so away in the new building on Quinpool at Vernon.

Wharfside, on the Purdy’s Wharf Jetty has reopened for another season. So has Stone’s Throw at the Harbourfront Mariott and this year they added an outdoor kitchen

The restaurant replacing Epicurious Morsels in the Hydrostone is called The Ostrich Club

The Kent at Mic Mac Mall closes July 8 ahead of their very soon after move to Dartmouth Crossing

Mr. Bern’s BBQ truck is now teh kitchen at Bearley’s House of Blues

The Craft Brewers Asscotian of NS released some interesting figures this week