Quinpool growing concerns | Shoptalk | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

In March Cyclesmith (6112 Quinpool Road, 425-1756) expanded into its new space directly adjacent to its original location at Quinpool and Vernon. “It’s not completely finished,” says co-owner Andrew Feenstra, with a chuckle, but the new room does offer customers much more space to browse the large variety of bicycles and gear they sell. Cyclesmith also now has the only bicycle fitting room in Atlantic Canada. And what is bicycle fitting? “We take customers not completely comfortable with their bike though a two-and-a-half –hour, three-part process,” says Feenstra. The first part is an interview of sorts, talking about goals, bicycling history and any injuries. The second is a physical assessment, taking in flexibility and measurements on the bike. Lastly there is a full bike fitting, on an existing model or on a new machine, if that’s what you’d like. The full deal costs $250, but there are standard and basic fittings for $150 or $50, if you’d prefer. Inquire in store for more information. | Also recently opened on Quinpool is Y Facial Bar (6172 Quinpool Road, 446-4046). They offer spa services, including waxing and massage, and they do something called semi-permanent make-up as part of their facial service. Also, you can arrange a Sunday special private group party. Call the spa to book an appointment. | Oh, and Shoptalk reported that Carlitos was changing its name, which is still the case, however the new name will in fact be Ireland32 Cafe from the beginning of May. | Across the street, Song’s Korean Restaurant (6249 Quinpool Road) has opened.

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