Filipino Grocer, Scotia Square Food Court




Kabayan, a Filipino grocer, has opened on Wyse Rd. in the plaza behind No Frills, they are carrying lots of authentic snacks and packaged goods like fried corn, chips, cracker, spaghetti sauce and hot dogs.

Usta a Turkish restaurant is opening beside Piez/Finnbars in Portland Hills.

Taste of the East (Chinese/Szechwan) will be taking over the former Alex Oh! spot on Dresden.

Pannizza will be opening in the Scotia Square food court, behind McD’s. As well Sushi Tonari will be going in beside Mama Gratti’s. There will one more food vendor going in as well but hearing mixed details.

HFXSOUP has started up, and it is a weekly soup subscription.

As you may have noticed the Clayton Park Canadian Tire is coming down. The leasing plan for the property shows just an empty parking lot.
Though there was a rumour of a mega Lawtons, and NSLC and also buzz about Giant Tiger we will have to wait and see.

The Social Boutique is a used clothing store for women that has opened in the plaza with Scotiabank and Jumping Bean at the start of Hammonds Plains Rd. in Bedford. Proceeds from the store are to support Dress for Success.


Temple Bar and Grill got a makeover this week and reopened now branded as 2 Doors Bar and Bites.

A few months ago I posted a rumour that Jack Astors would be going in Scotia Square, that deal is not happening now.


HBC just opened $60M e-commerce warehouse in Toronto, claims to be ready to take on Amazon.

A little slow on this but maurices opened their 3rd Nova Scotia store in New Glasgow last month. There were already stores in Truro and Sydney. maurices is a mid-priced women’s clothing (size 2-26) and accessories store there are about 1000 stores now across US and Canada, but they tend to open their store in smaller communities.


NS Designer Craft Council
Nov 18-20
Pier 23

North By Night Market
Nov 19
Agricola @ Charles


The Bulk Barn at Woodlawn will now let you bring your containers, for zero waste shopping. I made a blog post about it earlier this week
Zero Waste Shopping in Dartmouth

The second opportunity for Krispy Kreme’s this year. The Children’s Wish usually brings in a batch every April, but now the AIDS Coalition of NS is bringing them on Dec 15th details here.

Want a retro moment with radio jingles for  HRM malls including the sounds of Woody


Alexa Pope in Bishop’s Landing and Bodega Boutique in Downtown Dartmouth have branched out and are starting to carry some men’s fashions as well.

The Nintendo Classic was released yesterday, and folks lined up for hours to get one of the first most stores sold out within minutes of opening.

Starbucks listened after a bit of a fuss last year of just having plain red cups for their holiday campaign last year and have gone full festive this year.

If you have PC Points, you might want to hold on to them to next weekend when they have an “Extreme Redeem Event” I hear it will be on the 18-19.
The details aren’t clear yet but when they trial ran an event in S. Ontario this summer it was receive 5,000 points back for redeeming 50k points, 20k for redeeming 100k, and 60k for redeeming 200k.

Sunnyside Mall again this year has partnered with Autism NS to offer private Sunday morning visits with Santa when the mall is empty.

New Container service for Halerm

Police investigate shooting death in Halifax