The Keg has opened their Dartmouth Crossing location at the corner of Fyne Lane, Findlay Drive and Wright Avenue
A cafe called Boozy Cakes have opened on Boland Rd (beside Genji Sushi just off Wyse Rd) serving baked goods and meals.
It’s been a long time since I thought it was originally going to open but Syrian ice cream shop Booza Emessa is now open at 817 Bedford Hwy. Meanwhile at the other end of the plaza that once a motel, District 16 has opened selling new and used clothing.
Halal grocery Alsmadi Market has opened on Bedford Hwy near Kearney Lake Rd
Porters Lake Pontoon Boats (and ice cream stand) has opened at 4886 #7 Highway
International health and supplement chain GNC is closing up their Sunnyside Mall location at the end of the month.
The former Bennett’s Barbershop at 5688 Almon St. is under significant renovation and will be the new home of Sushi Shige.
The former Merrill’s/Scoundrels/Elephant&Castle and currently Locas Billiards at 5171 George will be the new home to Pacifico this fall. I’m not sure where Locas is going to relocate.
Alia & Tanjay have sashayed across Bedford Hwy and moved from Bedford Place Mall and are now open in Sunnyside Mall.
Taco Lina’s has reopened on Agricola Street after a few week hiatus.
The Swiss Chalet on Lacewood in Clayton Park will reopen it’s doors on Wednesday after a multi week renovation. While on Spring Garden, McDonald’s has finished their renovation and will also reopen early this week.
If you are looking for Jiangnan Chinese which was in the house on Dresden Row they have moved to Blowers St above Smokes where Baan Thai was. Meanwhile Jincheng also on Dresden is under reno and signage has been removed, I suspect it will have a new name and menu when it returns.
The fish and chip business is in Wanda Baker’s blood and that is why she opened Some’thing Fishy food truck in 2016.
“My mother started a fish and truck almost two decades ago,” says Baker.
She has now redone the Irene’s Takeout truck to be Some’thing Fishy and brought it from Chester to Bedford. She also operates a second Some’thing Fishy food truck in Windsor.
“We are just carrying on what she already created, only with our own twist on things,” she says.
The menu has the prerequisite fish and chips but also has fried clams, scallops burgers and more. Everything is made to order, none of the fish is pre-fried and Baker says she works with great local suppliers that bring her fresh fish, scallops and clams.
There are also items like poutine, or fries smothered in loose hamburger and gravy or fun items like Weenie Poutinie and battered weiners.
Baker says “it is definitely a food truck boom,” and both her and her mother’s clientele have always been diverse, but everyone with the common thread of wanting great food at a fair price.
Baker loves the business but it is hard work, with 15-hour days, travelling between Windsor, Bedford and back home to Chester.
Being a truck it can always be on the move for catering and special events but most of the time patrons will find it open Tuesday to Sunday, lunch and dinner, at 1201 Bedford Hwy. or 169 Wentworth Rd. in Windsor.
Henry House is back open after some one broke in and vandalized the bar earlier this week, the individual was caught in the act.