National chain Glamour Secrets is opening a salon in Halifax Shopping Centre

The former dog wash on North St at Clifton is being converted into a tattoo parlour

Japenese style discount department store MiniSo is now open in Spring Garden Place

Taipan Express is now open on Argyle Street across from Neptune Theatre.

Montreal high-end clothier Judith and Charles is the first retailer to open in the building development The Doyle on Spring Garden. Lululemon will also be joining them on Wednesday when they complete their move from their 10 year home a block away.

Wing n’ it has opened their newest location in Tantallon on the Bay Rd. where Smitty’s used to be.

A new stand has opened at the Seaport Market on Sundays called Dip & Balls. They sell homemade dips and cheese balls.

The Posh Pearl consignment furniture shop is now open on Main St across from the former Garden View.

Halifax ReTales Closed

Goodies locations in Burnside and Bedford have now closed.

The Home Outfitters in Bayers Lake is now closed, the Dartmouth Crossing store remains open.

For fans of Elle’s Bistro on Barrington, you will be excited to know they have taken over the former bike store next door and significantly increased seating, and there is bar and Stage on that side so I suspect they have a few more changes planned

Cole Harbour has ramped up the pizza competition, Kenny’s Pizza on Cole Harbour Rd. now has a drive-thru window just for slices and the Baini’s Pizza on Caldwell Rd. is carrying Sam’s branded Pictou County pizza

Montana’s in Bayers Lake will be closed from the 10th-17th for a bit of spruce up.

There is a press conference on Thursday that is expected to announce that Halifax will be joining the professional National Lacrosse League in 2019 for play at the Scotiabank Centre