Tomavo in Woodside opens next Friday (9th) beside Value Village

BarBurrito opening at Cole Harbour Shopping Centre (Sobeys) in October, also one opening in November in New Minas

LOVLY juice who have their first location on the Bedford Hwy, is opening another on Brenton St in September

The Bertossi Group (Bicycle Thief, a Mano, La Frasca, Il Mercato) plan to have a new restaurant in CUNARD, the new building going in between Bishops Landing and Nova Scotia Power and aiming to open in Fall 2023
in the meantime, Bicycle Thief has opened its extension, “The Bike Shop,” where Little Oak was

BIGS (Brothers Indian Grocery Store) has opened their second store at 63 Tacoma in Dartmouth

The Brookline Pharmasave is now open on the corner of Larry Uteck and Brookline

The ZenQ on Spring Garden is now open beside Shoppers

Halifax ReTales Closed

Le Chateau has now officially closed all of its stores.

In the tradition of Wok Box on the Halifax side, the one on Young St is gone. It opened about 2 years ago, locations on Blowers and Lacewood were short-lived, but the one in Dartmouth is still open and has been there for around 10 years.

No timeline and probably a couple of years away, but eventually, Bedford is getting another Sobeys on Larry Uteck at Brookline/Broad

I did a half year in review in the Chronicle Herald this week
read here https://www.saltwire.com/halifax/business/arthur-gaudreau-halifax-area-shops-hit-hard-others-test-waters-as-retail-copes-with-pandemic-100605327
But the short version is, for what I track
90 openings so far this year
and 44 Closures
with 43 new places already planned to open in the second half of 2021.