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Open City 2015 - ONE INCREDIBLE DAY - MAY 9

Get your plans started - this is going to be a big day!
Business
Location
Special Offering
Ace Burger @ Bearly'sBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Jughead Burgers
Ace Burger @ Gus'sAgricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Jughead burgers & get a $1 coupon for a growler fill at North Brewing
Agricola Street BrasserieAgricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Street Tacos 11:30 - til sell out
Alexa Pope The Piazza at Bishop's LandingTax Free shopping at their Bishop's Pop-Up
Alliance Francaise HalifaxHydrostone$1 homemade lemonade and chance to win a 4 week sampler French Course. 9:30am-11:30am
Alteregos CafeGottingen St.NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 Americano
Amos Pewter Cable Wharf- Lr. Water St.Purchase any piece from our beach jewelry collection and get 25% off matching earrings. Hands on pewter sand dollar creations $5.
Apothecary Bakery & CafeBarrington St.
Argyle Bar & GrillArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $6 spit fired lamb with tzatziki and pita 12-3pm
Argyle Fine ArtBarrington St.Artists Gary Staple, Craig Baltzer & Kim Danio will be exhibiting and on hand from 1-3pm. Draw & other special events during the day
Art 1274 Hollis Hollis St.Live Art Painting of spring flowers inside and outside the gallery.
10% discount if you're wearing summery clothes!
Attica FurnishingsBarrington St.20% off storewide
Bell AliantSpring Garden Rd.Stop by for free giveaways and explore new apps for summer vacation
Biscuit General StoreQueen St.Post a picture of your purchase to social media & get 20% off.
Pop-UP Henna Party 1-4
Bishop's CellarPiazza at Bishop's LandingBenjamin Bridge Tastings with local food pairing
Bistro le CoqArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $7 Celery Root Taco with duck confit. 11:30-am-4pm
Bodega BoutiqueWentworth St., DartmouthTax Free shopping & treats by Frosting.
Bogside GalleryHydrostone Market15% off any beach themed item. Free Soapworks mini slice to first 100 customers
Bookmark IISpring Garden Rd.Tax Free Shopping - literary themed treats and prizes.
Bradshaw Pure EstheticsQueen St.20% off Dr. Hauschka products. Stella & Dot pop-up with Christina Bradshaw.
Emily Lutz with Curative Massage offering discounts on same day bookings.
Canvas Resto LoungeBrunswick St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Smoked Mackerel & Bacon Fritters 12pm til sold out
Chives & 2 Doors Down Barrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Smokey Bacon Macaroni & Cheese.
$5 Korean Chilli Cheese Dog
$2 Lemon Iced Tea
Noon - til sold out
Common Roots Urban FarmRobie St.Tours of the Farm from 3-6 and CSA membership drive
Credit Union AtlanticSpring Garden Rd.Free lemonade, sunglasses to first 50 people & pop-up shops from 1-4pm
Cyclesmith & Nurtured Products for ParentingAgricola St.Food Trucks and Hatfield Farms Petting zoo
Dalhousie University ClubAlumni Crescent - Dal CampusBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Housemade Lemonade and St. Andrews heart shaped shortbread cookies - FREE from noon - 2pm
Dartmouth YarnsPortland St., DartmouthYarn & gift specials, free treats and make & take friendship bracelets
Dee Dee's Ice CreamCornwallis St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 ice cream sundaes 10am - 8pm
Discovery CentreBarrington St.20% off storewide at the Discovery Shop.
Mom's get in for free all Mother's Day weekend
Duly NotedBrenton St.Free Lemonade & free Illustrated Halifax Post Card
EDNAGottingen St.NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 6oz Homemade Iced Tea 12-6
enVie - A Vegan KitchenAgricola St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $5 JackFruit Tacos with housemade salsa.
$4 Tropi-Kale fresh squeezed juice
Field Guide Gottingen St.NORTH END SAMPLER: $ Cured Fish Pintxos 12-4
Fireworks GalleryBarrington St.Free Crystal Pen with purchase to the first 20 customers
Flip BurgerArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT:
$5 Nutella & Oulton's Bacon Milkshake
$6 Flip Dog with Cranberry Apple Relish & Jalapeno Havarti
Foggy Goggle Argyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Sampler crepe with scrambled egg, bacon, avocado & arugala from 9am-3pm.
$5 Sangria or Propeller Pints 10am-5pm.
Cash only
Food NoiseDartmouthBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 pulled pork tacos starting at noon
Foreign AffairSpring Garden Rd. & Barrington St.Tax Free Shopping all day & complimentary tropical themed drinks & snacks
Fox Hill Cheese HouseHalifax SeaportBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Chocolate Brownie Sundae
Frosting Cake & Event Design Ochterloney St., DartmouthSidewalk service for takeaway treats 10am-6pm
Garrison BrewingHalifax SeaportOpen Brewery Day with live brewing, Mobile pizza by Morris East and brewery tours from 10am-4pm
Geddes FurnitureAgricola St.Tax Free on all sales including custom orders 10-5
Hali KidsShops at the Trillium - South Park St.Tax Free on outdoor toys. Take part in our giant cave painting with sidewalk chalk & paint
Halifax SeedKaye St.FREE! - Plant a Pansy for Mom from 10am-12pm
Harbourstone Sea Grill & Pour HouseUpper Water St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Guajillo Spiced Ribs 12-3pm
Honeybee Vintage Bridal Gottingen St.Vintage Selfie Photo Booth
Humani-T Cafe Shops at the Trillium - South Park St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - BOGO Gelato
Humani-T Cafe Young St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - BOGO Gelato
I Heart BikesSands at SalterFree 1 hr guided tour of Halifax departing at 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00 - Bring your own Bike or $5 one hour rentals when you post to social media.
Independent Mercantile Co.Gottingen St.Post a picture of your purchase to social media & get 20% off.
IndochineSouth Park & Barrington locationsBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Spicy BBQ Pork or BBQ Jackfruit Banh Mi.
$3 Matcha Banana Smoothies & bubble tea
Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress StudioMarket St.10% off made in Nova Scotia items and prize draw in store
Jennifer's of Nova Scotia Spring Garden Rd,.Pick a flower to win a prize - gift certificates, coupons & surprise gifts!
Just Us! King's Wharf, Dartmouth & Spring Garden Rd.Iced Loose Tea Sodas 9am-5pm
Kept Gift & HousewaresPortland St., DartmouthMake your own Hand Stamped Mother's Day Card Station. 10-5
Krave BurgerSpring Garden Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Pulled Pork grilled cheese. $2 soft serve ice cream cones.
La Frasca Cibi & ViniSpring Garden Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT- Italian BBQ Salsiccia $5 - Noon, til sold out
Liquid GoldHydrostone MarketBuy a 375ml EVOO and get a 60ml vinegar free.
Local Tasting Tours1:30pm at Charcuterie Ratinaud
7:00pm at Oxford Theatre
Half Price HFX North Craft Beer Tour & Night out on Quinpool Food Tours. Use code OPENCITY for online bookings
Lost Cod Clothing Queen's Landing MarketHalifax Likes Company & I Love Local prints just $10 on standard tees. 20% off storewide on others
Lot 6 Restaurant & BarArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Buck-A-Shuck Oysters
McKelvie's RestaurantLr. Water St. entranceBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - BBQ Pork belly steam buns $3 each, or 2/$5. Noon-4pm
Moksha Yoga HalifaxDresden Row$30 for 30 days - unlimited intro to hot yoga. Tax Free on retail items
Morris EastAT GARRISON BREWERY!BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: $4 Margeroni Pizza Slice on a beer crust
10am - 4 pm
Morris EastMorris St.Happy Hour Kite Tail Cocktail $7.
Dip & Wood Fired Flatbread $6.
3pm-6pm
Murphy's the Cable WharfLr. Water St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT: Murphy's Takeaway Chowder & Roll, $5
Murphy's the Cable WharfLr. Water St.20% off tours
Nature & whale watch at 1pm
Harbour Hopper at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45 & 2:00
North Brewing CoAgricola St.$2 off growler fills & $1 off 750ml. Plus an additional $1 off with a receipt from Ace Burger
NS Waterfront Visitor Information CentreSackville Landing BoardwalkFree Sno Cones 1-3:30
+ enter to win a Nova Scotia gift basket
NSCADPort Campus, Halifax SeaportArtist for a day celebration
Obladee Wine BarBarrington St.Bossa Nova Bash 4-7pm.
$12 NS wine and selection of snack from the new spring menu while listening to live jazz.
Ocean OptometryBlowers St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 New Zealand style Meat Pies by Humble Pie 10am- sell out
Onyx ion ArgyleArgyle St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $10 Korean BBQ Pork Belly Buns. Noon-4pm
P'loversShops at the Trillium - South Park St.Tax Free Shopping & Free gift with purchase while supplies last.
Meet the Maker: Double Dare Studios & Jan Foley
p'LoversDartmouthTax Free shopping & free gift with purchase while supplies last.
Pink Mascara AccessoriesSpring Garden Rd.30% off storewide
Pro SkatesQuinpool Rd.Oddfellows BBQ & Handmade Sale
RatinaudGottingen St.NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 Coppa Taster 12-6
Ristorante a ManoBishop's LandingBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Sicilian Lemon Sorbetti with candy lemon zest $3
Rockhead Beer & Wine Market Windsor St.Wine & beer Tastings starting at 11am with BBQ pairings by Sobeys
Room 152 Clothing BoutiquePortland St., DartmouthCharity Yard sale for SPCA. All items $2, 9am-11am
Rousseau ChocolatierHollis St.1yr Anniversary Celebration - live Parisian accordion by Jadis at 1pm. Enter to win 1 of 2, $75 decadent gift baskets
Rum Runners Rum Cake FactoryPiazza at Bishop's Landing$5 off large rum cakes. 20% off all Rum Runners clothing & glassware. Free coasters with purchase
Saint Lou's Gentleman BarbershopHistoric PropertiesPop-Up shop featuring local artists & makers from 9am-2pm
SalvatoresHydrostone MarketBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Breakfast Calzones 7:30am - 11:30am.
$5 Hawaiian Pizza Cones from 12:30 until sold out
Scanway Bakery & CafeGrafton St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Mac & Cheese Burger & boozy milkshakes on the Rooftop Patio!
$1 doughnuts in the bakery if you're wearing your beach gear!
Sleep Country Spring Garden Rd.Free pillow fitting consultations and buy-one-get one free.
Steve-O-Reno'sBrunswick St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $3 Chicken Waldorf Sandwich
$2 Bella Coola Iced Teas
Pop-up art show by Steve-O's staff.
Free North Mountain Coffee Tasting 1:00pm
Stories RestaurantMorris St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - Dish to be revealed! 2-5pm
Stubborn Goat GastropubGrafton St.BACKDOOR TAKEOUT - $3, 2/$5 Smoked Chicken Tacos & $2 cask samples - 11:30 - 4:00
Sugah!Bishop's LandingBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream & $2 Hot Chocolate
Sugah!Public GardensBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 Hand Paddled Ice Cream, 20% off all Public Gardens merchandise
Sugar Shok Treat BoutiquePortland St., Dartmouth25% off our ice cream parlour. 10-7
Sweet Pea BoutiqueQueen St.Instagram a picture of your purchase and get 25% off! & Spring Time lemonade
Sweet Williams Country SausageHalifax Seaport Market & Historic Brewery Market$5 Mother's Day Brunch bundle (half pound each of breakfast sausage and bacon)
Taco del MarDresden RowBACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
Breakfast Burritos from 9am-11am.
Bullet Burritos from 12:30-2:30
TDK Mobile Device RepairSpring Garden Rd. - Pop-up in front of Credit Union AtlanticFree screen protectors while supplies last & enter to win a $50 giftcard
Tempo Food & DrinkBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $5 Jerk Chicken Pogo with Smoked Pineapple. Noon - til sold out
the CanteenOchterloney St., DartmouthBACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$5 Margarita Pizza & $3 House made lemonade from the Wentworth St. entrance 11am-2pm
Pop-Up Shop with Dewdrop crafts, Jack & Jill paper, & more
The DarksideWindmill Rd.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $1 brewed coffee
The Dart GalleryPortland St., DartmouthComfort Item Exhibit: New works by Amy Corbett with comfort food snacks.
10-4
The Grill at CUT Steakhouse Lr. Water St. at SalterBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $10 House Smoked Meat Sandwich. Noon - 7pm
The NookGottingen St.NORTH END SAMPLER: $1 mini rum baba or gluten free brownie
ThornbloomShops at the Trillium - South Park St.20% off all outdoor entertaining essentials
Trail ShopQuinpool Rd.Back country Iron Chef Competition.
Annual Gear Yard Sale for Brigadoon & in-store specials
Uncommon GroundsBarrington St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 lattes & $5 Cuban Paninis
Uncommon GroundsSouth Park St.BACK DOOR TAKEOUT -
$2 lattes & $3 Nutella & Banana Paninis
Uncommon GroundsPublic GardensBACK DOOR TAKEOUT - $2 lattes & $5 Fritatta Paninis from 8am-noon
Urban 30 Blowdry BarBarrington St.
Vivacious Vixen ApparelDartmouthGet 15% off if you're wearing a floral print :)
Waterfront DevelopmentHalifax BoardwalkLive performance by Samba Nova on the boardwalk from 1-2:30
Waterfront DevelopmentAll Waterfront Development Pay & Display lots FREE PARKING
Wildflower ClothingClyde St.20% off storewide + free lemonade & treats
WoozlesBirmingham St.Sing a summery song & get 10% off your purchase. Free sidewalk chalk for our young artists while supplies last
World Tea HouseArgyle St.Toonie Teas from our newly released spring collection

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