The end unit beside McDonald’s in Woodside will soon be home to a new location of pizza shop Snappy Tomato

A new spot offering drinks, “amazing food” and an arcade called Neon Nights will be opening “Downtown Halifax” next year. In the mean time you can get a food sneak peek when they will be slinging tacos starting Thursday at Halifax Distilling Company on Lower Water as part of Taco Week

It’s seasonal shop time. My Home Mercantile, Home Comforts and Hickory Farms have all set up in Mic Mac with New Scotland Clothing will also open this week. Just Cozy has setup shops in Scotia Square and Halifax Shopping Centre and Pumpkin Village is open in The Village Shops in Dartmouth Crossing.

The Under Armour Factory House is now open in the Village Shops in Dartmouth Crossing.

RedChillies (Indian) is now open in Bedford . They are in the strip mall on Bedford Highway at Hammonds Plains where Scotiabank is.

Halifax ReTales Closed

The Futon Store a long time staple of North End Halifax has folded. They closed mid-October after they sold their Young Street building. I had heard they might pull out at a new location but I hear they have happily retired instead.

Mexi’s (Mexicali Rosa’s) has completed their move and is now open in their new Bayers Lake home .

Sugar Fix on Spring Garden has transitioned into Daily Grind Express with more food and beverage options.

Bedford West has been growing rapidly over the last five years and with many proposed developments underway or in the books it’s no surprise that businesses are moving into the area.

This weekend (saw) will see the opening of Luminate Co. Wellness Market at 486 Starboard Dr., Bedford, in the Larry Uteck Boulevard area. Luminate has four words that outline its philosophy — natural, organic, sustainable, and holistic.

Co-owner Sarah Gosse says the 4,000-square-foot retail space offers everything for a natural, healthy lifestyle. She said the decision to establish Luminate Co in Bedford was because that community is forward thinking, which would include the health-conscious consumer they hope to attract.

The wellness market is stocked with a selection of items, from organic produce to free-range meats. It has an aisle of natural and organic grocery items catering to regular and allergy-sensitive diets – many of the items sourced from local and Canadian suppliers.

The store also boasts a large selection of organic loose-leaf teas, and organic bulk items where customers are encouraged to bring their own containers. The zero waste philosophy doesn’t stop there with a refilling station for eco-friendly bulk cleaning solutions for both body and home. There is a selection of natural beauty products and natural health supplements.

The other major distinguishing feature of the bright and airy space is the wellness clinic. Luminate Co will offer nutrition consulting, massage therapy, acupuncture, intravenous therapy and naturopathic medicine from Erin Edmonds. Being a naturopathic clinic also allows Luminate Co to sell some supplements and supplies that can only be distributed via a naturopathic doctor.

The Coast: Best of Halifax Awards were issued this week
and thanks to all of you Halifax ReTales took Best Blogger for the third straight year!!

In addition this year took home the silver for Instagram and Twitter!
this marks 10 Best of Halifax awards that Halifax ReTales has received!

I would do it any way, but it’s nice to receive accolades, I appreciate all of you who supported me and follow along!

you can see the whole list of winners in all categories here 

A long time staple of East Hants has wrapped up after 35 years, Curly Portable’s, has closed their Enfield pub.