Bedford already has the original sit down Sydelle’s Fish and Chips on Rocky Lake Drive, now Bedford is going to have a Sydelle’s Truck parked at Mill Cove at the Stirling Farm Market on the Bedford Highway.

Dairy Queen is coming to Fall River, they will be building next to the Tim Hortons on Trunk 2, but it won’t be ready until spring 2020

Ponzu will be opening soon on Windmill Road in Dartmouth replacing the Fish & Chix in the Truckside of Habaneros/Cheese Curds. They will be serving up poke (Which is essentially sushi in a bowl format)

The Wooden Monkey is opening a small beer garden at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal, near the base of Portland Street

A long time coming but the World Gym at Woodlawn Plaza is now open.

Kenny’s Pizza is now open at the Bedford Place Mall, they are located by the Giant Tiger and have their own exterior entrance for after hours.

The gift shop opened a few months ago but the cafe part of Selby’s Bunker at 1090 Cole Harbour Rd is now open!

The original location of Alexandra’s Pizza on Queen St is closing later this summer (they recently opened a location at the back of the Dome on Grafton which will serve as their downtown location)

Swiss Chalet on Lacewood is closed for a renovation. As is the McDonalds on Spring Garden Rd.

Sitting across the street from Grand Parade in Halifax, 1715 Barrington St. has come back to life as two restaurant concepts in one spot.

On weekdays at lunch the restaurant will function as Way 2 Roll, serving up sushi burritos and poke bowls. A sushi burrito is like a sushi roll but the size of burrito. There are a few protein options like salmon, tuna, chicken, beef, shrimp and tofu or, because it’s Halifax, donair meat. The poke bowl has the same options but in a bowl form, if that is what you prefer.

Tuesday through Sunday evening it will be Japanese fusion as Kyo Kitchen and Bar. Kyo essentially in Japanese means “live house” says Li “or home” the symbol in Chinese is also known as ju which means occupy.

Classic Japanese fare like tuna tartare, gyoza, agedashi tofu, ramen and tempura will be on the menu for Kyo. However, the menu will also have items like oriental poutine, which is pulled pork, cheese curds and a kimchi sauce on fries and exploding mash, which is deep-fried potato balls stuffed with cheese. There is of course a drink menu with signature cocktails like sake and beer to accompany your meal.

The original restaurant, Way 2 Roll, was previously located on Brenton Street but closed late last summer ahead of its move to Barrington Street. Li told me renovations took longer than anticipated because it was an older building and they had to be more careful.

Talking to Li about what brought her to Halifax, she said she was a student at Saint Mary’s University but thought she might move to Toronto after graduating. However, Li said she found the people of Halifax so friendly and for the last decade she has called the city home.

Of note: All of the products at shoe store Call It Spring are now made from vegan materials (though many fake leathers are made from oil based products)

Woodbury Veterinary Hospital on the corner of Robie & North is closing at the end of June. The property is owned by the