I mentioned it last November, but The Keg has broken ground on their new Dartmouth Crossing location I have heard it will open around the May/June time frame. The Courtyard/Residence Inn Marriott next door is taking bookings for February a few months past their original target of this month.

The second location of The Bread Lounge Bakery opens tomorrow on Demone Street beside The Lion’s Head.

Made to measure men’s clothier Indochino is bringing a showroom to Halifax Shopping Centre in 2019. Based in Vancouver, Indochino is now the largest made to order men’s clothier in the world after starting in 2007.

The Has Bin consignment clothing shop has opened on Windmill by Albro Lake

The Highfield Park PharmaChoice is now open in the colourful building behind Gallery 1

Hospital of Horrors -Virtual Reality Experience will be living in the former Dartmouth Yarns at 122 Portland for the month of October

The world’s first co-branded Bass Pro Shops Outpost-Cabela’s-Tracker Boats has opened in Dartmouth Crossing

Vandal Doughnuts is on the move,  they have closed their shop inside Gus’ Pub but the will open in 4-6 weeks at their new dedicated home on Gottingen Street across from the Library in the Velo.

Halifax Stanfield is going through a slew of changes.
Before the domestic security checkpoint, Maritime Alehouse has closed for a renovation and when it reopens in early December, it will be the Alexander Keith’s Alehouse. As well Crispy Leaf Lettuce salad bar is opening in December or January.
The security line will be operating at four lines instead of six as they renovate the screening area for the next six months, expect longer than normal lines.
After security, The Firkin and Flyer pub has begun training and will open in October, replacing the former Legends at Gate 18. Also at Gate 18, Classic Backrub has closed after 20 years at YHZ.
Fresh Attractions next to Starbucks is closing at the end of this week and will open in mid-December after a complete makeover. While its sister outlet Spirit of the Maritimes in the US departures area will open this week.
Finally, the Hudson near the domestic arrivals is also closing in October and will be back for peak end of December travel with an open concept and adding fresh flowers to the offering.

Dartmouth’s The Watch That Ends the Night was named by En Route magazine as the Best New Bar in Canada.

The Tim Hortons in Scotia Square is just undergoing a quick two-week renovation.

Empire (Sobeys) has acquired beloved Ontario grocery chain Farm Boy.

Last weekend I got married!

For our wedding, we actively tried to support our home and have things that were made in Dartmouth.

We had beer and cider from Propeller, Brightwood Brewing and Lake City Cider 

Our food was amazing tacos and tamales from Lemon Dogs and our much talked about cake and desserts were from Honey and Butter 

We hosted the ceremony and reception at the Shubenacadie Canal Commission’s Fairbanks Centre in Shubie Park

and then had an after party at Staggers Pub where we had lots of bar nibbles and they made toutons for our Newfoundlanders.

We are very proud of Very Dartmouth Wedding and I encourage you all to support your locals when you can.

We were also pleasantly honoured by our MLA, Claudia Chender who raised Resolution 144 of the current Legislature.


By: Ms. Caludia Chender (Dartmouth South)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Arthur Gaudreau and Allyson Marsh are active and valuable members of the Dartmouth Community; and

Whereas the have both contributed immeasurably to public life in Nova Scotia, Allyson through her work with the community and in the fields of politics and education, and Arthur through his work with Halifax ReTales, letting us know about all things opening and closing in HRM; and

Whereas this week is the occasion of their wedding;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in offering sincere congratulations to the new couple on their marriage, and wishing them many years of happiness to come.