Signs are up on Lacewood and South Asian focused Shahi Groceries, plan to open first week of August near McD’s.

District 5 Bar & Grill is now open on King Street in Downtown Dartmouth across from the old Post Office.

Mun’cheez Pizza Mart (and convenience) now open at the top of Montebello

Peelers Potatoes has taken up a semi-permanent  on the corner of Sackville Driver and Armoyan. The fry truck is offering standard truck fare like fries, rings, hot dogs, fish & chips, poutine.

Tween clothier Justice is closing their Dartmouth store at the end of the month

Last week GNC released a list of 29 stores they were closing in Canada none were in Nova Scotia, so I didn’t mention it. However it appears Halifax Shopping Centre, Cole Harbour, Yarmouth and Sydney are all closing,

Halifax ReTales Closed

The Spryfield and Lower Sackville locations of the Salvation Army Thrift Store have closed permanently.

The Tartan Tea House on Bedford Hwy won’t be returning, This was on my to-do list I had heard it was a good spot.

Harvest was born out of a need for a sustainably sourced restaurant business model to nutritiously feed healthy foods to Nova Scotians, says co-owner Mike Barbour.

“A business model that allows for an environmentally focused supply chain to sustainably support itself in commerce and cause no harmful byproducts to our environment.” Bedford will get to see Harvest this week when it opens at 936 Bedford Hwy.

Barbour co-owns Harvest with Brad Inglis, Connor Stoilov and chef Dany Duguay. It is taking the farm-to-table idea very seriously and in the coming weeks will have a 40-foot shipping container on site.

“Our portable Harvest production facility is a highly engineered vertical production environment that is custom-built for a wide variety of crops we serve daily to our customers in the form of nutritious salads, power bowls, nourishing smoothies and cold-pressed juices,” says Barbour.

The menu is rounded out by breakfast items like avocado toast and the caffeinated beverages you expect from a cafe. It also has a drive thru serving drinks and simpler food items.

The interior has been updated and is bright, modern and simple, and even has a few swings to sit at to complement the quick-serve model.

The location in Bedford is perfect for the healthy living and eating concept, Barbour says.

“Both Connor and Brad are originally from Bedford and have a strong community connection to where they grew up.”

Bedford is just the start, though. The partners are looking for a location in downtown Halifax and have secured a spot on Main Street in Wolfville.

“As we expand, we are building out additional business arms such as a rooftop beer garden at our Wolfville location,” says Barbour.

That location will also have a portable farm on site..

Harvest, on the corner of Hammonds Plains Road, will “soft opened” on Canada Day.

The folks at Power Promotional Products have added some items to Moon Mist tees, tanks and bandana Chase the Ace cards! & a Dartmouth trucker hat, plus some popular items have been re-stocked

Proceeds from this round will support Phoenix Youth Programs, Eddie Carvery Fund & Black Lives Matter Solidarity Fund NS.