Mary’s Brown’s is opening in a couple of months at the backside of Canadian Tire in Spryfield.

A sign went up this week at the corner of Sackville and Market, “The new Maxwell’s Plum, opening soon, new ownership/new menu.”

MediTerra Kitchen will be opening soon at 111 Cobequid Rd in Lower Sackville. “Family-owned restaurant serving a mix of Mediterranean dishes.”

HFX Vinyl opened a shop at 477 Cobequid Rd and offers a wide selection of vinyl rolls and more and will be having Cricut classes

Sustainable activewear shop PhitCetera has opened their shop at 1201 Larry Uteck Blvd. in Bedford.

Black Sheep is now open in their new home in the Brewery Market on Lower Water, replacing the Red Stag, which closed last year.

Lovly Juice has replaced The Juice Press Inc location at 656 Bedford Highway

.Nova Mart is now open at 266 Bedford Highway. “Nova Mart is a produce market, grocery, bakery and a restaurant along with a meat market” They will have international and halal grocery, and the meat comes from their own farm.

Boyd’s Pharmsave opens on Monday at the corner of Agricola and Charles. Owner Greg Richard says everyone is, of course, welcome at the full-service pharmacy, but there is a segment of the population he plans to cater to. “A primary objective of ours is to improve access to 2SLGBTQ+ health care and trans-medicine to individuals within the city,” he said. “We are striving to create an inclusive and comfortable environment for patients to receive medication, therapy, advice and teaching that is free of discrimination and stigma. We will work to familiarize the community with health care concerns that the 2SLGBTQ+ community faces on a regular basis by sharing resources with our patients and clients that highlight the 2SLGBTQ+ community.”

Halifax ReTales Closed

Mahone Bay Trading Company has closed its Young Street location at the end of its lease. They are still open in Bayer’s Lake and their original location in, of course, Mahone Bay.

The Old Apothecary has sadly closed its doors. On an Instagram post on Friday, “I still had our team counting on me to make it work. I still had so many ideas yet realized. But with each passing day, no matter how hard I worked on keeping a positive mindset and forging ahead, we were falling further and further behind.” followed by “The decision to close the doors on a dream is never an easy one. It is not taken lightly. I will be riddled with “what if’s” for the days and months ahead.”

A minor change, but Mike’s No Frills in Spryfield is now Dylan’s No Frills relevant if you are looking for it in an app.

The only local locations left for Aldo and its sister store, Call It Spring, are both in Halifax Shopping Centre. Meanwhile, Moneysworth & Best is now completely gone from Atlantic Canada after being a staple of malls for decades.

It sounds like Sobeys will be adding branded cafes to its Lacewood and Mill Cove locations, they have national partnerships with Tim Hortons, but I hear both of these will be with their other partner Starbucks.