Ardene will be returning to Halifax Shopping Centre but this time across the street at the annex where Addition Elle most recently was.
PhitCetera (lifestyle wear) opening on Larry Uteck, where it meets Kearney Lake “All the brands we partner with are focused on using sustainable practices and materials in an effort to reduce their environmental impact.”
Most recently, The Anchor and the long-time home of Astoria Grill at 3625 Dutch Village Rd is coming back to life as Easy Street Diner, and with a vision board like this, I’m ready for it come May.
After 35 plus years and a few locations, market legends Chen Papa are retiring with their last two days at the Seaport Market are Friday and Saturday.
Chameleon Cafe & Supper Club in Bayers Road Centre has closed its doors.
Pit Lane Sim Racing has pulled in to Dartmouth, offering simulated race car driving complete with a multi-screen motion simulator.
You can have just a simulated experience or try the gear before purchasing it for yourself.
“Passion for motorsports and all things automotive led to sim racing, which is a great practice tool for even the most seasoned drivers and a great alternative for those who can’t or don’t want to invest in an actual race car due to cost or safety risk,” founder Michael Ramsis says of the family-run business. “It is even more attractive during our great white winters, when all seasonal motorsport is shut down until the summer.”
Ramsis says that, although Pit Lane specializes in sim racing, it also carries an expanding range of flight simulator products and will have those available for booking soon after opening. ”The gear-controllers allow for much more realistic control than just gaming controllers,” he says.
“A wide range of driving wheels utilize ‘force feedback technology, which simulates feedback forces transmitted through the steering wheel in real-life driving, making the experience as well as inputs far more realistic.
“The same is true for (gas, brake and clutch) pedals, where resistance forces simulate those felt in real driving.”
Additional realistic controllers include hand brakes and shifters to allow simulation of those components, as well, rather than simple buttons like on typical gaming consoles.
“These motion simulators were developed over four years and took a great team of engineers, professional racing drivers and pilots,” says Ramsis.
“They are a great leap from a simple arcade game and deliver levels of realism and accurate simulation that typically wouldn’t be possible outside of professional teams or institutions with budgets in the hundreds of thousands of the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the rental ‘pay to play’ system we are bringing makes them more accessible than ever before to anyone who has interest in racing or flight simulation.” For the home, there is PC gear and lots of other items to help enhance racing on your favourite video game console.
You can visit them at pitlanesimracing.com, or the showroom at 590 Portland St.