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Gangnam, Frites, Drones, Wings and Timelapse



Spring Garden Road says goodbye to Pizza Delight on tonight
That will leave Bayers Lake as the last standing Pizza Delight in HRM.

cyxsjeyxuaexbypKings Wharf officially announces “The Maristella” 36 storeys
The first 11 will be a hotel (great for DT Dartmouth) and will have a ground floor bar/lounge facing the harbour.Condos on the next 25 floors including two storey penthouses $500k-2M.It will be the tallest building in HRM and scheduled for Fall 2019.

Meanwhile, at the already built part of Kings Wharf, there is a plan to have a cidery going in the Killick this summer.

Gangnam Korean BBQ is opening on Barrington between Morris and South where Pars was. I realize Gangnam is a wealthy borough of Seoul but insert your jokes.

Big Orange Lunchbox formerly of Charlottetown now sets up their truck on the very edge of HRM across from the Enfield Big Stop.

Food truck Tin Pan Alley is switching to a permanent space inside the Scotia Square food court opening this winter. I am a huge fan of their frites.


Lost Cod, Discovery Centre and Drink Tap have a popup in the former Attica on Barrington until the 18th

A new clothing and accessory store Smile Studio opened on Market between Sackville and Prince yesterday

The Flight Centre at Scotia Square is gone.

Drone (UAV) and accessory seller Dr Drone is opening a “DJI Drone Store” tomorrow on Baker Dr by AccessNS in Dartmouth.

St. Louis Bar and Grill will be opening a new location in Sackville; they will being going in Downsview in the same plaza as Success College. Ontario, chain St. Louis,  opened their first location at Penhorn earlier this year.

American Apparel who has had financial problems for a while now has a For Lease sign up on their Queen St location and 30-50% off storewide. Gildan has made a $66M bid to buy the AA brand but has no interest the stores


The pub going in Fall River across from Burgess has a name
Turtleback Tap & Grill

Here is a pic of the new Cousins I was talking about last week


Burnside brewery, Spindrift had a tap takeover in the 6 NB Liquor  stores that have growler refills, great exposure for a small NS brewery too bad they couldn’t have that same exposure at home.



In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial (150) in 2017, Park Canada is giving away parks passes that will give you free access to all National sites. The website is now live HERE (sorta live, it keeps crashing)



This fascinating pic of the growth of Halifax was captured from Google Map Timelapse, If you follow this link on a computer (sorry no mobile) you can zoom and pan around Here 

Someone has stolen the bath tub from p’lovers in Dartmouth.

and finally to all you parents trying to navigate this mess with government and the teachers this week, I wish you calmness.

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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