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Art Bar, NSLC Stats, and Green Crayolas


Spotted in Granville Mall, “Art Bar opening 2016” it appears that it is a joint venture between the Anna Leonowens Gallery and the Khyber Centre.

Sweet Brier Boutique opened @ 1421 Hammonds Plains “celebrating the gifts, art and creations of more than 20 female entrepreneurs”.

MetroPark has eaten up another restaurant, SushiJet has vacated and consolidated their operations including the All You Can Eat at their also owned In Spring on Spring Garden Rd. That space has been the doom of so many restaurants, but Cabin Coffee underneath it continues to motor on.

I’m going to try and verify on Monday, but it looks like Park Lane has signed a major tenant that will take up 5 store fronts on the main level and significant space of the upstairs.

I hear Le Creuset has been shopping around for space in Halifax. That would be such a pretty store of enamel cookware.

Soled Out Sneakers on Dresden Row is now closed.

Poppy and Olive has a pop-up shop in Sunnyside mall for December.

FitnessFx on Quinpool has bought Ultraviolet Tanning and rebranding it is only a McDs and KFC away from their gym.



Chi Bistro is open on Charles where Chez Tess was. The menu has crepes, Bejing duck Taco, dumplings, Bang bang chicken, a striploin and a burger, seems a bit confused.

The Dandelion Cafe in the former chase on Blowers was scheduled to open yesterday, but still not ready. Look for it in the coming days.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate has completed their move from Halifax Shopping Centre, and are now open in the former HMV space on Spring Garden.


FYI: for any of you looking to pick up a bottle of the recently named “Worlds Best Whisky” a few NSLC’s have Crown Royal Northern Harvest back in stock after seeking out province-wide a few weeks ago.Check your store here.

At the Dartmouth Crossing McDonalds ???

12279025_1215255571834306_8221606851494867836_nThe Bicycle Thief has an awesome tree made of red bicycles.


(Truro) Lokal Resto and Market is opening in the next couple weeks corner of Prince & Pleasant. “We are Lokal, a farm to table restaurant and food market, opening Fall 2015. Our passion is fresh and local. We believe the best food is found in our own backyard. Working with producers in Colchester County and throughout Nova Scotia we’re proud to bring local flavours to downtown Truro.”

(Kentville) Sad to hear that Cafe Central has closed.

(New Glasgow) The Sears in the Highland Square Mall  is slated to close when its lease runs out September 2016.

12345547_1217696394923557_2955358060313871854_n(London, ON and Quebec City) had the first 2 mini IKEA’s open this week. as you can see they do have some showroom and small items available. Still no official word for Halifax. These stores have a flat rate pickup of $20 for orders.

(Toronto) Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain Jamie’s Italian makes its first foray into Canada with an outlet opening in Yorkdale Mall this month, and Mississauga’s Square One next month, a Canadian expansion is planned but unsure if any coming this way.


The Harbourfront Marriott, The Westin NovaScotians and the Delta Halifax all have Christmas Day brunches for those interested in taking an easier route.




About Arthur Gaudreau

ReTales is a tracker of the going on of the Halifax Regional Municipality retail and restaurant scene, while there will be a focus on local operators, the big box and shopping centre areas will be represented as well. ReTales will also have some out of town content as well where applicable. The information comes from various news sources and observation around town. If you are business and you want to announce a new location a move or a renovation feel free to drop a line. ReTales is also pursuant to the improvement of the city to make a lively beautiful community we can all love an enjoy.


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