Wasabi Grill & Noodle opening in Mic Mac Food court, it is part of the MTY family of chain restaurants (not affiliated with Wasabi House, Quinpool & Sackville)

Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse opened this Thursday on Windmill in Burnside. A collaboration between PEI’s Upstreet Craft Brewing and Dartmouth’s Chef Inspired Group (Cheese Curds, Habanero’s, Gecko Bus…)

The Free Range Store has come to West Bedford, offering direct-from-the-farm poultry, beef, lamb and pork. As well, they will be stocking in-season vegetables from local farmers and carrying other local goods, like preserves and kimchi.  They will also have a deli counter and prepared meals.You can find them at 1181 Larry Uteck Blvd., where it meets Kearney Lake Road

Downtown Windsor’s Fry Daddy’s has opened a second location in Middle Sackville beside Atlantic Gardens. they offer a diner style menu and are open 7 days week.

Started in Dartmouth in 1972, Wicker Emporium is liquidating it’s remaining stores and closing.

Halifax ReTales Closed
Around the same time, the MacDonald Bridge opened in the mid-50s a Bank of Nova Scotia opened right acoss from the tolls on Wyse Rd. Well, time marched on and now 60+ years later that Scotiabank will close its doors for the final time on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Scotia bank in Bedford Place Mall has moved to Bedford Common.

Kebab Kitchen in Scotia Square was purchased earlier this year by the folks at Efendy on Dresden Row and has rebranded as Efendy Express.

The two downtown Delta Hotels will be rebranding as the Hotel Halifax and Barrington Hotel early in the new year and leaving the Marriott umbrella.

Seasonal stores are starting to pop-up, Calendar Club has returned to Mic Mac and Halifax Shopping Centre and Just Cozy is at Scotia Square.

One for the Bad News category, Hot Topic was supposed to open around now in Mic Mac, but I now am hearing conflicting information. one vein says it is pushed until Autumn 2019 and the other saying that they and their sister Torrid have pulled out of going to Mic Mac. But I have heard they still might be coming to HRM.

Canada’s oldest children’s bookstore, Woozles celebrated their 40th anniversary this past weekend!