Shoreline Design (jewelry) is setting up to open a store in Historic Properties

The Shell/Sobeys Express on Duke St at the entrance to Bedford Commons is now open, A&W still to come

There is a new restaurant underneath Sushi Jet on Spring Garden, Chinese Deal is now open

Flower Child children’s boutique is now open on Prince Street just below Barrington

Downtown Halifax is going to be home to an axe throwing bar.

HaliMac Axe Throwing is soon open at 1920 Brunswick St. Owner Paul MacInnis shared how he and co-owner Adrian Beaton opened their first location Jack Axes is St. John’s in 2016 and followed up with HaliMac on Main Street in Kentville last October.

HaliMac is affiliated with the World Axe Throwing League and in a playoff last week in Kentville, Steve Rex (Kentville) was crowned as the champion. Rex will be joined by regular season champ Fred Ansems (Kentville) on December 15 as they compete in the World Axe Throwing Championship in Chicago. The championship is being broadcast in the United States on ESPN but was unable to find out if a Canadian channel would be broadcasting as well.

The Halifax location promises “an urban axe throwing experience” there will be 5 axe throwing lanes each with 2 targets which will be available for league play and private bookings. MacInnis said it is “a powerful social experience”, people put down their phones and just interact. They accept birthday parties, team building or a chance for friends to get together.  

The kitchen will be run by their St. John’s neighbour Mustang Sally’s Flaming Grill who specialize in menu items like tacos, nachos and stir fries. They will also have 12 taps that will pouring locally produced beers and ciders. MacInnis says they are aiming to open mid-December and working hard to hit that target.

Halifax ReTales Closed

Aali’s Butcher Shop on Bedford Highway at Hammonds Plains is closed

Spring Garden bubble waffle and Chinese snacks spot Go 2 Eat, which used to be under Sushi Jet has closed.

Holiday Pop Ups continue, Pumpkin Village is open until the end of the year in Dartmouth Crossing by Tommy Hilfiger & Kings Pier Curated has popped at 122 Portland St (former Dartmouth Yarns/Fishers)

The folks behind Nine Locks Brewing have bought the long empty lot at the corner of Prince Albert and Celtic Drive (beside FastFuel/Robins) not sure what that means yet, but it would be great spot for brewery and taproom.

Sleep Country Canada has made a late night internet purchase, they have bought ENDY Mattress for $88.7M