I had previously mentioned Five Guys was coming to Dartmouth Crossing this spring, I have since learned they plan to open two or three more locations by 2020 in HRM. While locations are not confirmed, their arrival was confirmed when job postings went up for a general manager and assistant managers.

Fortune Doughnuts opening in the Velo across from the Library on Gottingen. And hear it’s the folks behind Freak Lunchbox ?

Still a rumour, but it’s believed that Moxie’s will join Chop Steakhouse in the Nova Centre, both restaurants are managed by the same group that own Sutton Place Hotels, who is also going to be tenant

Selby’s Bunker is coming to 1090 Cole Harbour Rd. Part gift shop part cafe.
The gift shop will serve as an outlet for their whole sale business which sells items like novelty socks, vegan handbags, and skin care, it will be located on the lower level and should open soon. The upper level will be a new cafe that will sell baked goods, and espresso based drinks as well as some kitchen related items and that part will open early in the new year.

Also on Cole Harbour Road, a location of the Belgian chocolatier Leonidas is setting up , they will be located between Oxygen Fitness and Sherwin-Williams. They are aiming to be ready for Valentines day and will offer chocolates, waffles, crepes ice cream and more.

902 Restaurant and Catering is coming to Dresden Row (former location of Suzuki) and describe them selves as “Our incredible Menu is designed to fit all tastes and desires, by providing many dishes from around the world including many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free option”

Across the street and a few building south, Creamy Rainbow Bakery and Cafe is gearing up to open in the former Taco del Mar space across from Pete’s  on Dresden Row.

And why not stay  on Dresden Row and mention that Coffeeology Espresso Company is getting ready to open in the former Soled Out Sneakers directly across from the entrance road to the Park Lane parkade.

A couple weeks ago I mentioned, Stirling’s Farm Market was opening a location on Bedford Highway by Mill Cove in the old Ultramar. Well it opened it’s doors this week.

Preserving Traditions is now open at 121 Cow Bay Rd. in Eastern Passage. With a cafe, bakery, and home made meals and soups to take home. They also have made in house jams and preserves.

Downtown Dartmouth bicycle shop Velolab Cycle Works is closing their Queen Street store at the end of the month.

Agricola Street brewery North Brewing is on the move, this spring they will pack up and head across the bridge and open a new brewery and 100 seat taproom at 899 Portland Street a stones throw from Cole Harbour. It was most recently the discount store Cost U Less. I can only hope they will make a beer called We Do Helium.

MINISO in Halifax Shopping Centre should be open in the next week to 10 days.

The Shell gas station is now open on Main Street where Ralph’s closed earlier this year.

The AndyVent Calendar is back (Andyvent.ca)
and is already on pace to shatter the $15000 it raised last year for FeedNS which is enough more than 22000 meals for Nova Scotians in need.

The gist is Andy Bowers (@evilpez4 on social media) receives donations from local businesses, then each day he reveals a prize. For every $5 you donate to the GoFundMe page you get one entry. On Day 24 a name is drawn and one person wins all 24 days worth of prizes.

prizes revealed so far