Serpent Closes

Serpent Brewing in Spryfield has closed in a social media post

“So…. you’re probably still wondering why we’re closing, right?

Serpent Brewing, as much as it’s always been about the community, has always been too big for the community. We just can’t, no matter how hard we try, drink enough beer to pay for all that square footage and crazy price increases. When we started, a bag of malt was $30, now it’s $47 but pints were never gonna be $12 at Serpent no matter what. We always had our sights set on NSLC, and built our business plan around growth. After a successful year of selling our flagship Judas Belgian Blonde at a rate of one pallet per month (great for a new brewery, unheard of for a local belgian ale) we were refused any more shelf space and any more skus at NSLC.”

Other Closes

Kara’s Day Spa has closed all of their locations. Many folks commented about how they got their first tattoo there and recall getting a haircut at the original Barrington St location in the 80s. The former Portland Street location beside the Superstore will continue as Novelty Salon.

The sign on the door of Pizza Girls on Main Street says the classic “closed for maintenance” But…the phone is disco’d, and the website is gone. ( I am told it is coming back though)

The Reitmans in Dartmouth is closing


Used Clothing shop Abundance has moved to 165 Main St.  The store is from the Elizabeth Fry Society. Your donation and purchases go towards helping criminalized women, girls, non-binary, and gender diverse individuals rebuild their lives

Doors Open

Cheesesteak and poutine joint Philthy Philly’s has opened on Quinpool Road near Oxford

Outdoors store Mountain Warehouse has opened in The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing

The Starbucks will open this week in place of the former Head Shoppe on Herring Cove Road


Patrons on Dellridge Lane in West Bedford was sold and is rebranding as Hey Babe Sports Bar