So I hear in that little strip mall on the Bedford Highway between the Shell/A&W and Bedford Place there is a spot opening called El Chico Taco and Tequila Bar
Well I mentioned that a shop called Dartmouth Ramen was coming over a year ago but now it looks they are getting ready to setup their spot at 63 Tacoma Dr in Westphal
Le Marché at Kings Wharf has closed , rumours abound that it will be replaced by a produce store but nothing confirmed
In a weird one ,Planet Organic is closing all its stores ?and a few people brought this to my attention.However it seems that people don’t realize that Planet Organic left Halifax years ago and became Organic Earth Market which is still very much open.
They have been inside the Brewery Market on Lower Water Street for well over 25 years, but Chinese restaurant Cheelin is currently closed and will reopen in a yet to be confirmed spot on “Spring Garden Road”.
Men’s clothier The Suitor has moved from The Vertu (City Centre) to Park Lane
If you are where Dutch Village Road, Titus Street and Supreme Court meet in Fairview you are at the United Nations of food for Halifax.
Let’s look at Supreme Court first and the new development The Boss Plaza. It recently welcomed the Kalisimbi Shop, which moved from a few blocks away. Kalisimbi Shop specializes in African food and beauty products.
The Boss Plaza also recently welcomed the opening of Fattoush Restaurant, a sit down eatery specializing in Middle Eastern fare.
Already established in the same development were Panada Pizza, Brothers Indian Grocery, Filipino and Asian grocery Bahay Kubo, The Boss Plaza will also soon be home to the latest location of Korean restaurant Backoos.
This also comes as no surprise though as Fairview and Clayton Park have become the multicultural epicenter of Halifax in the last decade or so. The nearby Clayton Park Junior High School boasts a student body that can speak more than 25 languages.
It’s not just that The Boss Plaza is home to all this multicultural diversity; on nearby Dutch Village Road there is Mexican restaurant Mexico Lindo and grocer Yummy Deli who specializes in Eastern European and Russian foods.
The strip mall on Alma Crescent is home Al-Arz Pita Bakery and Grocery specializing in food from the Middle East and next door to them is the delightful Saj House, which is Lebanese eatery, focused on ma’noosh or fatayer (flat bread baked with toppings).
While on the corner of Dutch Village Road and Frederick Avenue is the charming Aster Café, which specializes in Ethiopian coffee ceremonies and at lunch a selection of Ethiopian-served sharing style on a bed of injera bread.
Staying on Dutch Village Road closer to Main Avenue there are a pair of small grocers. House of Halal with food from the Middle East and Big Rays which specializes in Filipino. The next building has Silong Express, a Filipino takeout and small grocery.
The neighbourhood Kwik Way “The Hub General Store” is now an Asian grocery. There are also Chinese options in Fung Wah and Best Choice. The Turkish, Lemon Tree and Sushi Jet Dim Sum are also nearby as well.
If you are looking for tastes of the world whether prepared or ready to eat look no further than this neighbourhood.