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Rebuilding Iconic Spots



Quinpool location of Shawarma Stop closed, Argyle is still open. They have indicated there will be a second location again in the near future.

There is a proposed gas station/convenience store/ fast food for the entrance of Exhibition Park (now called Halifax Exhibition Centre)

Telus is opening a “Connected Experience” store, overlooking the food court in Halifax Shopping Centre, above is the inside of the one that opened in Edmonton a few weeks ago.

Jake’s Florist & Chocolatier is opening at 3204 Barrington across from the Dockyards.

Soles in Motion moving from Burnside to Baker Driver early December

One the oldest pubs in HRM is looking to have itsy bitsy renovation
this is proposed to replace the Ship Victory on Windmill


Pita Paradise in the DFO Building, Downtown Dartmouth closes at the end of the month

Vica Boutique has opened on Spring Garden across from Duggers specializing in Asian fashions for women.

There is also an application to replace the property that houses Cousin’s and Needs on Duffus/Robie with a mixed use six storey building. A new Cousins will be part of the rebuild.


For those of you who miss Vinnie’s on Inglis, the former owner/chef is now running Ciceros On The Water in Porters Lake

Mappatura Bistro is now open, on Spring Garden at Summer.

Got a chance to chat with the Dartmouth store manager yesterday. (And yes they are a local) Sue said they are on track for “fall” next year; there will be roughly 300 staff hired half of which will be full-time. They will be filling those positions starting soon through next summer.  In the meantime, someone sent a drone up to look at the progress of the store.

Construction at Dartmouth Costco: attempt to add 55 parking spots, in interim next week staff is going to park offsite and be shuttled in

Downtown Dartmouth’s Sugar Shok now closed.


Templeton’s Hardware in Downtown St. John’s is closing. The original dry goods store opened in 1863.


Halifax Crafters Society Winter Market  Dec 2-4
Olympic Centre http://halifaxcrafters.ca/shows/winter-2016/

Christmas Festival of Trees and Crafts Dec 2-4
Musquodoboit Valley and Natural Resources Education Centre

Christkindl Market Dec 2-4
Alderney Landing https://my-waterfront.ca/event/christkind-market/

Have Yourself a Gothic Little Christmas Dec 3-4
Halifax Forum https://www.facebook.com/events/1844720939094875/

13th Annual Christmas Market and Bazaar Dec 3 10-1
Christ Church Parrish Hall, Dartmouth

Halifax Wintergreen Fair Dec 4
Pier 21 https://www.facebook.com/events/1491836424472231/?active_tab=about


The Swiss Chalet Lays are now available at retail outlets.

And CTV captured the scene of civility as Halifax shoppers rushed in for Black Friday deals 🙂


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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