Central/Eastern Canada News

Glow Pop, Sourwood, Julep: Halifax ReTales

Weekly retail and restaurant news from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Included: Glow Pop, Sourwood Cider, Amo, Sine Coffee Labs, Sen See, Flenjor foods, Ecko, Thai Garden, Kings Pier Vintage, Julep (Halifax ReTales)


Government to open surplus warehouse to public for first time as bargains up for sale

Calling all bargain hunters in Ottawa area - the federal government will open its surplus warehouse to the public for the first time on Saturday, where items the government is no longer using will be up for sale.


Cannabis store opening ‘monumental’ for Falls

A green carpet was rolled out to welcome the first customers of Choom Cannabis Co., which celebrated its grand opening in Niagara Falls Saturday morning.

A lineup of people gathered around the store, located in a 270-square-metre building in the Niagara Square parking lot, prior to the 10 a.m. opening.


'Dream come true': P.E.I. woman set to move home-based charity to store | CBC News

A charity that gives away food, clothing, furniture and other household items, may finally be getting some much needed space.

Betty Begg-Brooks is the founder of Gifts from the Heart, and said she hopes to soon sign a lease for a property in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Charlottetown.


Charlottetown’s first ever package-free shop opening this fall | The Guardian

A British Columbia native with a passion for the environment is excited to bring the concept of package-free shopping to the East Coast.
Britannia Willes, who moved to P.E.I. seven months ago, had been living a zero-waste lifestyle in Vancouver for the past few years.

In one year, she produced such little waste, it fit into a one-litre mason jar; everything else was composted or recycled.


Canna Cabana, last of five legal pot shops in Toronto opens

More than two months after the deadline set by the provincial government, the fifth and final legal marijuana store opened in Toronto today.

Canna Cabana, which is owned by Alberta-based High Tide Incorporated, opened its doors on Yonge Street near College.


Starbucks leaving Windsor's downtown core after 15 years | CBC News

Starbucks has occupied the space for 15 years, according to Mikhail. "How do we fix downtown? This has to be the canary coming out. The largest coffee chain in the world decided they don't want to be here."


Fans flock to stores to snag Raptors championship gear | The Star

The NBA announced that, by Friday afternoon, the combined online sales through NBAStore.com and NBAStore.ca (the American and Canadian sites, respectively) had eclipsed the previous record by 80 per cent. The previous sales record was set in 2016, and Friday’s records were up 100 per cent year-over-year, according to the NBA.