Tipico Pasta is aiming to open next weekend on the corner of Dutch Village Road and Central.

There is a strip mall being built by the new SuperStore in West Bedford on Hogan Court; the tenants listed are barber, pizza, dentist and breakfast chain IHOP. Which you can expect to open around this time next year.

Waverley Rd Pizza Shop Leo’s is opening a second location on Bedford Hwy in the strip mall with the paint store (by A&W/Shell)

You can now find women’s rockabilly shop Riot Pixie Boutique, teamed up with Three Stacks Barbershop at their new shop at 380 Pleasant St in Woodside (same plaza as Birdies, Cheese Curds). Riot Pixie was previously located by Lake Banook.

Arthur’s Urban Market has opened on Hollis St. on the corner of Sackville St.

 

It looks like the Marquee on Gottingen is rebranding at least for the pandemic meantime as The Derby (like it was called many moons ago)

Sniggly Wiggly’s has officially closed, and The Basement at The Shoe opened this week on Argyle St.
For those who were worried for Ko-Doraku in Spring Garden Place, it has indeed reopened as their sign promised.

The taps started flowing last week in Spryfield when Serpent Brewing sold its first beer. The brewery is officially located at 16 Dentith Rd., but it sits beneath the Canadian Tire and is better accessed from Sussex Street.

Serpent Brewing is the idea of Glen O’Keefe, a Newfoundlander who found his way to Halifax when he moved with his progressive rock band Oceanic. A carpenter by trade, O’Keefe had been serving as a lead hand for Dexter Construction.

“Over the years, I’ve done several homebrew events, sometimes as simple as the Brewnosers club events or small parties, and as large as serving my product at weddings or our band’s album release,” O’Keefe says.

“Seeing a group of people all standing around enjoying themselves and my product, I couldn’t find a better motivator.“

Picking the location was partly about solving a problem he identified when he lived in the neighbourhood.

“I lived in Spryfield when I first moved here, and one of the things I disliked about the area was having to bus or cab back and forth into the city centre to grab a decent beer,” he said.

“Seemed like a good problem to solve.”

For now, the beer is available via pre-order from serpentbrewing.com ) for pickup or delivery. The beer is “Belgian focused, however, designed to be enjoyable by all,” said O’Keefe.

The starting lineup is a witbier, a single (patersbier) and a Belgian IPA, with more styles coming soon. O’Keefe is also working on an apple cider.

There are still finishing touches to be put on the space, but the taproom will be a 60-seat live music and event venue when it’s done. The plan is also to have a patio in season, with food trucks coming in to provide the eats.