The kitchen inside the new North Brewing at 899 Portland St will be called Side Hustle Snack Bar. “Snack food from any and everywhere the type of you want to drink beer with.” aiming for late next month

Rinaldo’s is opening a take-out and delivery spot in Fairview, they will be taking over the space on Dutch Village road recently vacated by Velo’s Pizza

Chat Bar will be replacing Wonderful Bao Bao at the south end of Barrington Street

Bakery, cafe and restaurant Almonak is now open on the corner of Isleville and Almon.

Yes Chef Bistro is open in the first plaza on the left when you enter Bedford Common, they are serving up “Canadian dishes with a Mediterranean touch”

The pizza shop at the back of The Dome on Grafton is now an Alexandra’s replacing Tony’s 

The Spring Garden Newstand Cafe in the base of the Lord Nelson is closing

The Ardene in Halifax Shopping Centre closes May 19, that will leave only one remaining location in metro at Mic Mac Mall.

Halifax ReTales Closed

Q-Tique Fashions has closed their store at 1020 Barrington St.

Japanese snack shop Zakka Mart closed its door at Robie and Cunard

Wok Box has their exterior signs up on Young St and should be open in the next couple weeks. A press release mentioned this was the 2nd location in HRM, the other being in Dartmouth Crossing. This is the 5th Wok Box to open in town though with short lived stints on Blowers Street and Cole Harbour and a former location in Clayton Park.

The forsythia are in bloom and Bud the Spud has returned to the streets of Halifax, in the next coming weeks we will be going into full summer mode with beer gardens, patios and food trucks popping up every day.