An open air restaurant is coming to the Waterfront Boardwalk this summer and will be run by the Legendary Hospitality Group (Antojo, Stubborn Goat, Durty Nellys), this is new second space near the existing to the Stubborn Goat Beergarden. It will be a new brand and “The food menu will be designed to pair with wine and spirits, shining a light on local seafood, and offer winery-inspired fare like cheese and charcuterie boards.”

Location number three for Charger Burger which is now open on Spring Garden near Robie

Still a Filipino spot but Meats and Mix 2 Go is now Allano’s Catering and Restaurant at 124 Herring Cove Road.

Zesty Cafe on Portland Street across from Lakefront Drive has opened.

The Larry Uteck Booster Juice has opened

Little Eden Bakery and Cafe opened on the corner of Brunswick and Cogswell this morning

Geebo has opened their latest device repair shop in the Lord Nelson Arcade (the hall between McDs and Lawton’s) on Spring Garden

MoonLight Restaurant is now open at 264 Bedford Highway (former 3A/Mei Mei) serving up middle eastern food

East Peak Climbing is now open in the former main area of the Oxford Theatre on Quinpool Road

Halifax ReTales Closed

Kids indoor play space The Play Box on Portland Street has closed its doors

Looks like Arisu BBQ on Granville has closed (former Mongolie Grill) No answer of phone, locked up, monitors taken down, no liquor behind bar, mail piled up and social media channels deleted

WOW Mobile Boutique has closed in Halifax Shopping Centre, the joint venture from Rogers & Telus has been reducing the number of locations across the country

So the mysterious Kingz Corner (Bedz Bedz Bedz) Has closed their Robie at Cunard a hand written note advises customers to text if they want bedz.

Gig Street Music on Cunard Street has closed the former music shop will have a new tenant come April when Three Of Swords Tattoo Parlour opens.

Sad to say that Chocolate Hackers has closed up their Robie St store front … however their products will still be available at Local Jo on Oxford and they will be concentrating on wholesale manufacturing again. Brilliance Computers bought the little Robie home and will be moving in there themselves from Kempt Road

In the modern world of fast and immediate we also see a trend towards handmade goods, especially in items like soaps and jewelry.

A more recent trend, however, has been a return to men’s tailored clothing. This is where John Requa owner of Johnny Custom comes in.

Working online at johnnycustom.ca and from his home shop, Requa makes custom suits for clients. He will come to the client to take the measurements.

He has worked in the menswear business most of life, starting as a child in his father’s store in Brockville, Ont., to eventually being the suit buyer for Eaton’s and then starting his clothing agency selling clothing lines to stores all over the United States and Canada.

Requa eventually decided to retire but as he was winding down his career he noticed the trend toward custom men’s clothing and quickly Johnny Custom was born.

“I love working one-on-one and providing my customers with the best service possible. I know this business and nothing gives me more pleasure than to develop a new relationship and sell a perfect fitting suit,” he says.

Requa offers a wide variety of fabrics to create a custom suit that best fits you or tailored to special events. A custom suit cost $795. He also has a selection of in-stock suits that are pieced together from varying sized separates, so if you have a 46 jacket but a 32 pant he can get you as close to you proper size for $595. Johnny Custom also offers blazers, shirts, sweaters and more.