Sounds like in the new year that the folks from Jukai are turning the former Watch That Ends The Night into a pan-Asian inspired bar.

Cobs Bread the Canadian division of Australia’s Bakers Delight will be opening in the new year at Bedford Place Mall. There are all ready more than 100 Cobs location mostly in Western Canada.

Charger Burger continues to expand they will be opening a location on Spring Garden Road (near Robie) in late December or January. They also still have plans for a Sackville location but not until mid next year

After decades of speculation the Timberlea Sobeys finally opened this week near the Highway 103 exit.

A new video arcade has opened in Bedford, Galaxy 51 Arcade is now open in Bedford Place Mall. While beneath The Pint on Argyle street Friday will mark the grand opening of Pubcade

Halifax ReTales Closed

Another storefront at the Halifax Seaport is gone. Goldwater Seafoods has closed up their corner shop. A tough go for free standing fish mongers this year. Back in August, Hooked closed their permanent shop on Charles Street as well in favour of just being open Saturdays at the Brewery Market.

Mondo Take-Out on Montebello Drive in Dartmouth has closed its doors.

Forever 21 in Mic Mac Mall is now closed.

LumberMart at the bottom of Wright Ave in Burnside has closed,
They will reopen briefly starting Dec 9 to have liquidation sale.

Mumford Pizza on Mumford Road has closed, while building neighbours Beelers Security has move to 70 Lacewood Drive, and Elections Nova Scotia has moved their headquarters to 202 Brownlow Avenue in Burnside. This is all ahead of redevelopment of the property to a mixed use 22 storey tower.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Shop on Spring Garden is gone. It sounds like they will be resurfacing at Queens Marque beside the ferry.

Hometown Furniture has closed their Burnside location on Akerley Boulevard and will be re-opening a new location in a few months on Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville

North-end Halifax will have a new coffee spot next week when Ian Macleod opens Hold Fast Cafe on Almon Street, near Gottingen Street.

The name Hold Fast is the traditional motto for the Clan MacLeod. MacLeod, who comes from a career in marketing and finance, is ready and excited to take on this next chapter of his life.

”I wanted to get out and do something for myself,” he said.

“We are going to feature some stuff on walls on north end venues including the North End Diner.”

The new space is part of the new development called Bloom, which is on part of the land where the North End Diner once stood, until a fire in 2007. MacLeod also mentioned Hold Fast Cafe will feature write ups on local bands that have come and gone over the years.

The cafe will be simple, with drip coffee and cappuccino-based drinks. There will also be muffins and pastries but, at this point, no meals. Hold Fast has partnered with other cafes: Tart & Soul, Java Blend and Nova Coffee.

He plans to occasionally change around some of the food offerings but MacLeod said he thinks a key to success is having a reliable product so that return customers will know exactly what they are getting.

He also believes his spot is in great location with lots of developments around, including seven floors of residents upstairs from his cafe. He also figures some folks at CFB Stadacona will be looking for something a little different from the big coffee chain they have on base.
Ultimately though, Macleod wants his cafe to become the neighbourhood coffee shop,  part of the neighbourhood.

The plan is to open seven days a week. Although the official opening is Monday Dec 2, Hold Fast may open for a few hours on the weekend (it is open today 8-4)

Highway 102 Surplus in Elmsdale is closing earlier next year?

Event planners Golden Dog Productions at 261 Pleasant St have a small holiday pop shop at their offices selling ornaments and decor
Open Saturday and Sundays 11-5 or weekdays by chance