A new business concept opened this week, just adjacent from the coming-soon new side of Bubba Ray’s upstairs in Spring Garden Place---but with its own entrance off Dresden Row---called The Hunt Club (5640 Spring Garden Road). It’s a lounge, bar and clothing store. The theory is that guys don’t tend to go out shopping for clothes much, so this is something they can do while they’re having a drink or a bite to eat. The clothes run in denim styles, casuals and boots. Plus, you’ll find clothes and accessories for women, too, since, as manager Krissy Schofield explains, “men like
Recently opened is Classy Tattoo Company (6100 Young Street, Suite 114, 455- 5256) featuring Al and Amanda Ferrish, Josh Dobbs and Amanda Crews. They’re three experienced artists and one piercer (Amanda Ferrish), who does everything from dermals to the more personal piercings. The shop’s service is 100 percent custom tattooing: You bring a design or reference or just an idea and they make your tattoo dreams come true. Walk-ins are welcome and students and military receive a 15 percent discount. The website for more information is classytattooco.yolasite.com.
The local online-only company, which passed its one year anniversary at the beginning of October and made a brief stab this year at retail storefront business at the Barrington Place Shops, is offering 15 percent off everything until the end of the month. They offer a wide selection of non-toxic, natural and safe personal care products and household cleaning products. For more info visit their website.
Bruce Cockburn unfortunately is canceling his Maritime tour due to a collapsed lung and pneumonia. He was scheduled to perform at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on October 20th. He's planning to reschedule the dates. Get well soon!
Check out these beans: http://northofamerica.bandcamp.com/ Listen. Buy something, even. They play two Halifax Pop Explosion shows: one at the Pavilion Friday Oct 22 and the other on Saturday Oct 23 at the Seahorse.
Transportation and infrastructure minister Bill Estabrooks sent an email Wednesday to the NDP's rank-and-file members throughout the province. It explains why "your NDP government has released the financial detail for a proposed new convention centre in Halifax." Near the top of the message, Estabrooks clearly says the government "has not yet made a decision on the project." But by the end it's also pretty clear he's kinda sorta made up his mind: "I believe that this is the right decision, should we choose to go forward with the project." That's a little cart-and-horse, isn't it? If it's the right decision,
No alternative uses for the public money have been suggested, and the alternative proposals for a convention centre were discarded without public explanation. Moreover, the proposed public/private arrangement is a disservice to the public, giving us a crappy convention centre for the money, and handing a huge bill to the future.