American outdoors store LL Bean will be opening a 15000 sq.ft store in Dartmouth Crossing this summer.

Joe Toulany’s Pizza on Portland Street has closed but is being replaced by Classic Pizza.

Sapori opens next month in the new Queen Marque on Lower Water
it sounds like it’s going to be quick Italian with a small grocery section. It shares some DNA with the previous Il Trullo across the harbour.

Tusket Falls Brewing is opening a taproom on the corner of Gottingen and Cunard when that building is finished

Sidekick Cafe is now open on the corner of Agricola and Bilby streets,

7 Peppers Grill has reopened on Quinpool, but this time beside the Superstore

Kiehl’s will be leaving Halifax Shopping Centre at the end of February it’s one of eight stores closing across Canada

Halifax ReTales Closed

The pedway location of Italian Market has closed in Barrington Place, but you can still find them at their main store on Young St.

Comedy club Yuk Yuk’s in the Westin will not be reopening.

Cineplex’s Playdium is hoping to open on Feb 16 (if restrictions allow) in Dartmouth Crossing by Cabelas.

Trainyard will be moving their delightful store from 53 Portland to 137 Portland mid to late next month.

The hotel in the Queen’s Marque will be Muir Hotel part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott; a recent release said Summer 2021. However, the Marriot booking site indicated April


(This may be delayed by current performance restrictions)

Well, maybe laughter is the best medicine.

We will see when The Comedy Cove opens next week in the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dartmouth, beside the Macdonald bridge.

Marc Sauvé is behind the venture. He was telling me that he works in the attached office tower. He was walking on the main floor on his lunch break when he had a conversation with the food and beverage manager at the hotel. That’s when the idea came together. “We’ve all figured out life is all about timing,” says Sauvé

This isn’t just a whim for Sauvé, who first took a comedy stage in 1993. It’s been part of his life ever since, originally setting up the Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Halifax. He had also been running the Funny Fundraiser, which has helped Maritime charities raise more than $1.5 million.

The Comedy Cove is a licensed 140-person conference room converted to a 62-seat comedy club. However, there is an opportunity to use larger rooms for special events.

The club will be open Thursday through Saturday with a headliner and opening acts, while Wednesday will be amateur night. Sauvé says he will be having a comedy class beforehand on Wednesdays to give people pointers and tips before taking the stage.

Sauvé also emphasizes that the focus will be on homegrown talent featuring regional comics and giving them an opportunity to have a consistent stage.

The first show is on Jan. 28 with Travis Lindsay. In a few weeks, Cathy Jones will be the feature.

The DoubleTree is sweetening the pot by offering rooms at $75 a night if you go to the show and make a full evening out of it.

I am separating these next items because they are a bit open-ended, but  …

Hokkai on Salter Street hasn’t reopened since March I had heard might reopen in the summer but it didn’t (all gear appears to be still inside)

Bakery, Frosting closed their storefront on Queen St in Dartmouth but are still operating online.

Basha on Inglis closed, but they say they will be opening again in a new space