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Plan to attend this amazing celebration of local food, fun & shopping. All day, May 13, 2017.
Food items featured for #OpenCity take time to prepare and routinely sell-out. Get started early to avoid disappointment.
Please note list is subject to change and clarification by the participating businesses right up to the event. Please visit the site as close as possible to the day for the most up to date information.

BusinessLocationSpecial Offering
2 Crows Brewing Co.Brunswick St.Live Music. Dollar off Pints, Flights & Growler Fills. From 2:00-5:00
2 Doors Down Bar & BitesBarrington St.
Abode Furniture BoutiqueAlmon St.Indoor/ outdoor "GARAGE SALE" .....Abode is CLOSING at the end of May so every thing will be 50% or less. Lots of $1 an $2 items... Store fixtures and store decor as well as "stuff from the locker"
Noon - 5pm
Ace Burger Co.Agricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: JugHead corndog $5
Bacon wrapped Brothers' pepperoni corndog, severed with cheese sauce
All Day
All Dressed UpDresden RowTax Free Shopping on Regular Priced Merchandise
Amos PewterHistoric PropertiesDrop in to our Halifax store and participate in our complimentary, Hands On Experience where you can personalize and hand finish your own Sand Dollar.
Atlantic NewsQueen St.10 % off all cards including our fabulous local artists
Attica FurnishingsRobie St. *New location*20% off store-wide on in-stock, regularly priced merchandise
Battery Park Beer BarOchterloney St., DartmouthBACK DOOR TAKEOUT: JugHead Burger $6
Oulton’s beef patty, bacon & cheese
11:30am - midnight
Biscuit General StoreArgyle St.20% OFF everything in the store - One Day Only!! Post an image wearing Biscuit merchandise (something from your closet or come try something new)! Tag us and hashtag with #BiscuitStyle. The outfit with the most likes AND our fave outfit each win a $100 gift certificate!
Bishop's CellarBishop's Landingjoin us in store from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM for FREE tastings with local producers to learn about your favourite local beverages from the producers themselves
BookmarkSpring Garden Rd.Enjoy some literary games with some literary treats!
Brooklyn WarehouseWindsor St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Chicken & Waffles $8
11:30-3:30
CyclesmithAgricola St.Back Lot Party with Hatfield Farms Petting Zoo, food trucks and more! 11am-3pm
Dee Dee's Ice CreamCornwallis St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Spring Sundae $5.00 (tax included)
10am to 8pm
Discovery CentreLr. Water St.
*NEW LOCATION*
Partnering with NSCAD Artist for a Day with pop-up activities outside the centre
Duly NotedDoyle St. *NEW LOCATION*
Durty Nelly's Argyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Smoked turkey wings with maple bourbon glaze
2 wings for $5
10:30am 'til we sell out!
Garrison BrewingHalifax SeaportBACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Asado Catering on the Garrison patio with their famous charcoal BBQ. Check out Garrison’s new expanded beer hall while enjoying a flight of their finest.
10 AM - onwards
Halifax SeedKane St.Teach the kids to grow their own! Bring your kids to Halifax Seed and have them plant a flower or start vegetable seeds they can then take home to their own garden.
All day 8:30am – 5:00pm
Heartwood RestaurantQuinpool Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:Backdoor Special - Sidewalk Heartwood Bowl $10
11-6
Humani-T CafeTrillium Shops, South Park St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUE: Mini Egg Cookie Gelato Sandwiches. $5. 11am until sold out
Humani-T CafeYoung St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Mini Egg Cookie Gelato Sandwiches. $5. 11am until sold out
Humble Pie KitchenKing St., DartmouthBACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 Pies starting at 9am
MUSIC: Jen Miller 12-2
Inkwell BoutiqueBrunswick St. *NEW LOCATION*Lucky Leaf Special! Get 5-50% off your purchase (regular price items). Draw a leaf to reveal your discount!
KeptKing St., DartmouthMeet the Maker:Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print
Laura makes fantastic letterpress posters, prints and cards and will be sharing aspects of her design and hand-printing process.
10am - 5pm
Krave BurgerSpring Garden Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Beer and Jalapeno breaded corn dog with Krave's classic mac and cheese. $7 plus tax
La Frasca Cibi & Vini Spring Garden Rd.
Life Salon SpaBarrington St. *NEW LOCATION*Organic lavender drinks and sidewalk hand & arm massages from 11-3 on the 13th, and have 10% off all retail, free mini Hand or Foot Relief for purchases over $50, and double points for our Lifestyle Rewards Program (it’s free!) all day!
Lot SixArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: TBD
Made in the MaritimesHydrostone Market
Mappatura Bistro Spring Garden Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Terry's Calamari 12-2pm
Morris East Morris St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Margeroni Pizza $6 on our patio starting at 11am.
Happy Hour Cocktail: Pear Thyme Gin Fizz. App: One dip + wood-fired flatbread $5
Neptune TheatreArgyle St.50% off rush tickets for the day!
25 minute free Musical Theatre Class for kids ages 7-12 at 10:30am.
25 minute free Improv Class for teens 13-18 from 11:30-12pm.
25 minute free Acting Workshop for Adults from 12:30-1pm.
NSCAD UniversitySeaport Campus Artist for a Day includes more than 20 hands-on, interactive activities including life drawing, printmaking, jewellery making and much more. Activities are coordinated by NSCAD students, faculty and alumni. Come join us and become an artist (or designer) for a day! Make something handmade for mom. 10am-4pm
Nurtured Products for ParentingAgricola St.Back Lot Party with Hatfield Farms Petting Zoo, food trucks and more! 11am-3pm
Ocean OptometryBlower's St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Humble Pie Pop-Up! New Zealand meat pies $5; 10 am until sell out.
Picnic at DartPortland St.
Portland St. CreperiePortland St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Triple Chocolate Crepe” House-made brownie in a chocolate batter crepe topped with a chocolate sauce. $7 plus HST.
8:30-5:00
Pro SkateboardsQuinpool Rd.
Pro SkatesQuinpool Rd.So much stuff!
Ristorante a ManoBishop's Landing
Rousseau ChocolatierHollis St.Famous CHOCOLATE MOUSSE samples and $5 take-home portions. 10-6 pm or until sold out!
Rum Runners Rum Cake FactoryBishop's Landing20% off all clothing & glassware
Sailor Bup'sSackville St.free haircuts by walk in only (no shaves or Full Monty packages), and 10% off all retail products
Salvatore's Hydrostone MarketBACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Breakfast Calzones 8am-Noon
Sattva BoutiqueAgricola St.
Scanway CafeGrafton St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Inside the Bakery: $1 Soft Serve 9:30am onwards
Outside on the BBQ: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Jerk Chicken Thighs, Jicama, Chili Slaw, Boston Lettuce $5 10:30 til sold out
Segway NSSands at SalterFREE Segway demos! (follow @SegwayNS for details)
11am-5pm
Smoke's PoutinerieBlowers St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Snack size traditional smashed potato fries for 4.00 or
Snack size smashed potato fries for 2.00.
Spirit SpaHydrostone *Second location*20% off all retail
Spirit SpaHollis St.20% off all retail
Stone PizzaAlderney Dr., DartmouthBACK DOOR TAKEOUT: 8inch personal 1/2 and 1/2 pizza $10
11am - close
Stories RestaurantMorris St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Details TBD
Stubborn Goat GastropubGrafton St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Up on the Roof - Pork Taco
Pineapple Salsa, pickled Cabbage Slaw, Salsa Verde
$5
10:30am til sold out
10:30am til sold out
Sugah! ConfectioneryBishop's Landing BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Check out our new Fudge Bar! Buy 1 pound, get a half pound free!
$2.50 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
Sugah! ConfectioneryPublic GardensBACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2.50 Hand Paddled Ice Cream
Suzanne Gauthier and Louise Waters
At Sleeping Dog Studio Gallery
Cornwallis St.Printmaking demos in stencilling, stamping and using the Gelli plate, & linocut printing. Visitors get to watch and/or participate, making their own prints to take home. A range of works on paper will be exhibited in the gallery.
Noon - 4
Taz RecordsGrafton St.Spend $50 get a free $10 gift card, enter to win a Spin-Clean vinyl cleaning system.
The CanteenPortland St., Dartmouth
*NEW LOCATION*
The Canteen Porchetta Sandwiches - $5. 11am until sold out! $15 Portland Street T-Shirts
The Independent Mercantile Co.Gottingen St.20% OFF everything in the store - One Day Only!! Virgin cocktail tastings with a guest mixologist using ingredients from our bar department 12-4
The NookGottingen St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: 12oz Drip Coffee for a $1, and a 12oz Cold Brew for $3 tax included
The Old ApothecaryBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5+tax - Eclair & Vietnamese Coffee
The Press GangArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
Trail ShopQuinpool Rd.
Trainyard General StorePortland St., DartmouthCommunity Love Letters. Drop-In and write a little note to anyone in the community who could use a little extra love! Cards, ideas & more provided.
11-4
Uncommon GroundsSouth Park St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2.50 lattes & Cappuccinos
Try our new COLD BREWED COFFEE $3
Uncommon Grounds Public GardensBACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2.50 lattes & Cappuccinos
Try our new COLD BREWED COFFEE $3
Uncommon GroundsBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $2.50 lattes & Cappuccinos
Try our new COLD BREWED COFFEE $3
Waterfront Development Halifax WaterfrontFREE PARKING at all Waterfront Pay & Display lots
Wildflower Clothing Doyle St. *NEW LOCATION*17th Birthday Party. Come check out our new location, grab a cupcake, and enjoy 20% off everything in store!
WoozlesBirmingham St.2nd annual Curious George Party from 10-1! Free face-painting, games and activities, cookies, and Curious George himself!
World Tea HouseArgyle St.Millennia Tea: $3/cup
Seasonal Tea: $2/cup
15% off 50g bags of Millennia Tea
Tarot Speed Readings (10 min) $10
Writer's Federation of NSHalifax SeaportUsed Book Fundraiser

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