Mezza is opening at 349 Herring Cove by the new CUA this June. Their press release calls it Herring Cove NS but we know it’s Spryfield.

Sounds like Toronto cafe/bar Boxcar Social is setting up shop Downtown Halifax on the corner of Sackville and Market

After 20 years in Mic Mac Mall, Halifax Watch is closing at the end of May. Their other location in Halifax Shopping Centre will continue.

Halifax ReTales Closed

The Bread Lounge has closed their original Bedford Place location but are still open in their newer location on DeMone St  in North End Halifax

The Cole Harbour location of Wing’n It has closed, the second local location in Tantallon remains open

Reitmans has closed their store on Tacoma Drive in Dartmouth

Piez Bistro in Portland Hills has closed, they said in a social media post “We hope someday soon we’ll be able to serve up some pizzas again for you but there is no news to report yet. ”

With more than 25 years experience in the kitchen, chef and owner Semih Dursun has finally made the leap to owning his own restaurant.

His Turkish restaurant, Turkuaz, has opened its doors at 827 Bedford Highway — more than 80 seats, and there’s a view of the Bedford Basin.

Turkuaz is a Turkish word for a specific shade of blue often associated with turquoise.

The eatery serves a variety of hot and cold appetizers that one would expect from a Turkish restaurant, as well as a full complement of kebabs, with chicken, lamb, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options served with coban salad and rice. Lunch options also include wraps burgers — lamb or chicken.

One of the dishes that Dursun is most proud to bring to Halifax is kunefe, which has a lot of the elements of baklava. It is a layer of unsalted cheese served warm between two layers of crispy pastry and accented with walnuts and a sugar syrup.

The family describes their restaurant goals as: “Everyone that walks into the restaurant is like family to us and we take care of family. Our number one goal is to make you guys leave with a huge smile on your faces.”

Turkuaz is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. (noon on Sundays) to 10 p.m. with free parking both outdoors and underground. It also offers catering, takeout and delivery within five kilometres of the restaurant.

It had graced the shore of the Bedford Basin for over 45 years but now it sleeps, China Town will be reopening at a new location on the Bedford Hwy where Feed NS used to be in a few weeks  (there is parking at the new location in the back)

Manchu Wok and Villa Madina have both reopened in the Mic Mac Mall food court.

Mary Browns in Fairview is back open

The Bayers Lake Pizza Delight has reopened

Proposed for Gladstone @ Almon where the Legion, Trading Card store, Yellow Cab and Syrian Meat Market are.