Happy New Year!

Pane e Circo who just recently opened in Bishops Landing is already opening location number 2in The Doyle across from the Main Library “a vast selection of imported salumi & cheeses, artisanal sourdough breads & croissants baked each day” “While sipping on an illy Espresso, or with an Aperol Spritz in hand. We’ll also have a wide array of our housemade gelati & sorbetti to cool off in the summer heat “owned by the Bertossi Group (a Mano, Bicycle Thief, etc)
11 months later but the coming soon signs are up on Bedford Row for the Cannery Social. They are also the restaurant at the Atlantica
And recently opened at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Halifax Airport. They also have locations in Toronto and St. John’s in other Magna owned hotels.

a trading card shop opened on Pleasant St across from the Woodside Tavern

Taiwanese chain White Alley Bubble Tea set to open their first Canadian store tomorrow on Granville St at Sackville

A couple of corner store notes. Pole Star Convenience is open in the building on the corner of Lower Water and Morris, they have an Asian angle with some international treats and bubble tea. JB Convenience has opened at 590 Portland by McD’s

Halifax ReTales Closed

A women’s clothing store called Freddy’s Fashions has opened in Park Lane in the street front location

The Sushi Jet on Spring Garden has moved a few blocks away to 1577 South Park

Miel et Beurre Breakfast Bistro and Cake Shop (formerly inside Caribbean Bliss) is now open in their standalone home on Gladstone near Almon

For all those that were concerned about the Nespresso kiosk in HSC it is now back to full operation.
Cafe Chianti has closed their Barrington Street location (which they refer to on their website as their original location, what about the 19 years on South?) and will be reopening in part of what used to be the Seaport Market

In 2019, before the pandemic, I recorded 184 openings and 122 closures.
In 2020, I saw 169 openings versus 139 closures,
with 188 openings this year and only 88 closures.
Read My Whole Year in Review Here

Eat This Town has a great post about her 21 favourite NS meals in 2021, and quite a few vegetarian dishes and items that aren’t often highlighted
Top 21 Meals of 2021

Skip Express Lane is coming to 38 areas of Canada (including here) by July
a Skip the Dishes run corner store. 2.99 delivery, free if over $25, delivered in 25 min or less.
There are already local companies Room Service and Couryah doing similar.

Sadly after 75 Years, Tancook Sauerkraut announced they are ceasing production