SugarShok Closing, BB&B Coming to Bayers Lake


Bed, Bath & Beyond will be opening in the former Bayers Lake Future Shop.Expected date is late March.

SugarShok on Portland St. is closing next month after four years Downtown Dartmouth.

Golding Lighting, that lighting store with a chandelier the size of a minivan in the front window on Quinpool, is closing. The stock is going to be integrated into Hometown Furniture (Almon) who coincidentally is opening a 2nd HRM store in Burnside at 24 Akerley.

Out at the airport, Liquid Assets opened their NS Made liquor boutique a few months ago after security. Until Dec 23 though they have opened a kiosk on the public side of the airport in the arrivals area so you can get your NS made goodness.

Currently on the drawing board and a couple of years away but the NSLC plans to make a “Beer Experience Store” at the Agricola St. site. It will have growler refills, beer tasting stations, beer education nights, rare beers, etc.

Michael Hill
(jeweler) has opened in Halifax Shopping Centre.

Anytime Fitness on Kearney Lake has closed. Meanwhile, 30 Minute HIIT is opening on Bedford Hwy where Video Difference was.

An “Asian” restaurant is going in the former Hamachi on Morris. I hope they utilize the moat.

Amos Pewter has moved from the Halifax Ferry loop-around to Historic Properties


The Lacewood Dollarama is now open.

Earth Goddess is now open across from the Hydrostone shops.

Guess, is now open in Dartmouth Crossing.

The shop on the corner of Portland @ Prince Albert is going to be Lost World Games, Toys & Records who are moving from the Harbourview Market.

When Kings Palace closed word was Main St’s Panda Buffet was going to replace it. The deal fell through. Panda Buffet has changed directions and will be opening a second location in Moncton instead.

Registration is now open for Podcamp Halifax  Jan 29, 2017
“Podcamp Halifax is an ever-changing, community guided event offering a level playing field for all those wishing to share their digital life experience.
We are a free, one day event with sessions generated by users and an atmosphere driven by our participants. Presenters range from internationally recognized speakers and entrepreneurs to first time presenters with equal weight placed on everyone.”


I created a list of Holiday Craft Markets 
Not quick enough though as one is already on.
Dartmouth Handcrafters’ Guild
ends today: Dartmouth Sportsplex

Three coming up next weekend:
Christmas at the Forum
Fri-Sun: Halifax Forum

Sackville Gift and Craft Crawl
Fri-Sun: All Over Sackville (you need a car for this one)

Marley’s Hope Dog Rescue Holiday Fair
Sunday: Cole Harbour Place


The 1992 Sydney River McDonald’s Murders a grim, retail related event that changed how we think of ourselves as Nova Scotians and the “oh that couldn’t happen here” mindset.
Recently The Night Time Podcast did a 3 part audio interview with Phonse Jessome discussing the whole event. It’s quite interesting; I only remember part of it. Visit to stream or you can add it to your favourite podcast app.


Portland Street Creperie is celebrating their first birthday today 10-1 with Birthday Cake Crepes and $1 off all the other ones.

A congrats to Highwayman on Barrington St. which was named as one of the ten best new restaurants in Canada by EnRoute.

Shoppers Drug Mart has applied to Health Canada to be a national distributor of marijuana.

The Sackville SuperStore is a preview store for the Insider’s Report this year and here are some of the bad for you goodies coming soon to all stores.

I went on a hunt seeing if there was an alternative to replacing the CO2 cannister on a SodaStream which run $19-25+tx. After a few dead ends, Noble Grape in Burnside was able to refill it for $7+tx (they warn that not all newer bottles work but mine was only about 8mo old) and specifically go to the Burnside location.



HRP investigate car / pedestrian accident

Man known to police wanted after Halifax robbery