6:23 am - Tuesday, August 22 2017
Home / News / Halifax Retales / Carrot Closing, New Options In Tantallon

 

halifax.retales.ca_wp-content_uploads_2015_10_12108976_1187928414567022_1772064704675355069_n

Carrot Closing, New Options In Tantallon

The Carrot, the North End’s cooperative grocery store is in trouble, the store is going to be closing this week. There is a member meeting on Saturday to discuss ideas to save the store.

Rizzo’s Pizza is opening in a few weeks on Bedford Highway in the strip mall beside the Shell.

Hyba, Reitman’s new active wear chain opened in Scotia Square this week.

The Sackville Drive Needs, the one closest to Cobequid Rd. closed this week.

A new plaza started construction in the already cramped parking of Tantallon Sobeys. I hear the 3 units are already leased. Subway is confirmed. Starbucks and CherryBerry are expected to be the other 2 tenants.

The Jiffy Lube between the Tim Hortons and McDonalds in Dartmouth Crossing is now open, incidentally that McDs is now equipped with touchscreen order kiosks.

Who remembers the Thirsty Duck? Well, it has opened again …only it’s 1800km away from its original spot. There is now a Thirsty Duck pub in Toronto serving Dish and Chips, Donairs and deep fried Brothers pepperoni.

When Breathing Space yoga on Coburg opened it had Zen Tea cafe inside of it. Zen closed in less than a year. Then Odell’s Gluten Free went in this spring and didn’t even last a year either. Now the cafe is being taken over by Fruition.

Like Coors Light?
Maybe you need a trip to Costco in Quebec where a 60 Pack is $59.70 or $68.65 when you add tax (~$1.15/bottle). Here in NS the most economical option is a 28 pack for $46.99 (~$1.68/bottle). So it’s 46% for a can of beer here.(Feel free to say it’s not real beer) 12108976_1187928414567022_1772064704675355069_n

 

 

 

American Apparel has applied for bankruptcy protection, stores to operate as normal for now. I suspect there will be some store closures in the coming months as they restructure.

David’s Tea plans to expand “significantly” in the coming years and appear in smaller markets after success in Rimouski and Cornerbrook.

Sydney will see a return of East Side Mario’s as they get ready to reopen in the Mayflower Mall after closing in March.

Retail Promo Math: The Jamie Oliver Knives at Sobeys.
For every $10 you spend before tax (prescriptions/milk/lottery/tobacco not included), you get 1 stamp. So if you spend $19.92 you still only get 1 Stamp. To acquire the entire collection you need 500 stamps, so to get the free set of knives your need to spend minimum $5k between now and March.

and finally I’m not the only one with poor proofreading skills, the Superstore in Sackville has these senior friendly hours posted.12106741_1188543677838829_4144740613748578210_n

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.

 

The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

http://halifax.retales.ca

You might also like...

digest

A Few Goodbyes

  Curio Art Market, a popup of local crafts and entrepreneurs, as opened behind Lululemon on Spring Garden until Christmas Pizza 4 U on the Bedford Hwy, now has a sign up saying Korean Restaurant opening soon. So, Food Wolf has howled for the...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *