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    Halifax Folklore Centre: Guitarist's Heaven

    by planxty Written Dec 1, 2014

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    One particular day whilst I was in Halifax (well, we were actually staying just outside in Dartnouth actually in the very wonderful Shubie campsite, my friend was not feeling great and so I took the bus and ferry down into "downtown Halifax" myself for a bit of a look round. I was wandering about sans guidebook, sans map, sans anything else, which is the way I like to do things anyway.

    Picking a random sidestreeet (Brunswick Street as I have subsequently discovered) I literally stumbled upon the place you see in the image, the Halifax Folklore Centre. Well, that was enough to pique my interest anyway and a look at the hanging sign was quite enough to entice me to go in there. I walked into what can only be described as guitarist Heaven, there was such a selection on display. I was approached by a very friendly assistant who asked me was I looking for anything specific. I made a bit of a joke and said I was just looking at lovely guitars that I could never afford and he laughed. He told me that if I wanted to have a play at any of them to give him a shout and he'd get it off the rack for me. I have to say that there were some absolute beauties in there.

    Now, I had been very graciously gifted a pretty decent guitar by the father of my travelling companion VT member RavensWing and I thank you mate, lovely gesture. However, in fairness, it could have done with a bit of restringing, the ones on it were a bit dated. I was thinking to myself, get a few strings and get a few plecs (the picks you play with if you do not know). I asked the (again very friendly) bloke on the counter for a set of D'addario acoustic lights which is what I always play. He asked me if I would be interested in a box of three sets (sure, I go through them pretty quickly) and he only produces a "giftpack" with three sets of my preferred strings and a free guitar humidifier, which I don't really need as UK is so bloody damp, and that little set was $19.99Cn. which is literally about half what I would pay in UK, never mind the "free gift". I was a happy bunny.

    I was liking the place and thought that I should maybe get a few plecs as I had only brought about two from UK. Not a problem, the boxes were produced with every concievable plec in the world. I bought half a dozen 46's (my preferred guage), the deal was settled in no time quick and I wandered off down the road one very happy man.

    This is a great place and I do recommend it highly.

    What to buy: I believe they do other instruments, although I didn't really examine them as I am purely a guitarist. They do have some great deals on accessories though and the instrument prices (if I had converted them correctly into my own currency in my head) were pretty competitive, certainly by UK standards.

    What to pay: I do not know what the local prices are but definitely cheaper than UK.

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    Dartmouth Crossing: Retail Park in Dartmouth

    by tvor Updated Apr 30, 2014

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    In Dartmouth, off Highway 118, is Dartmouth Crossing, a large retail park. There are still some areas still under construction, but quite a few stores are now open. There is a movie theatre as well and restaurants open nearby. Costco is open and there's a WalMart Superstore, Canadian Tire and Home Depot. Midsize stores include Michael's, Staples, Best Buy, Future Shop. Lots of smaller boutique shops selling clothes and shoes and gift ware.

    The concept is to have several large "big box" stores, some mid-size stores and some nice boutique areas. There's lots of parking and it's not *too* tricky to get in and out of. Metro Transit serves the park with bus number 56 and the 72 which travels from Penhorn Mall terminal, to Mic Mac Mall terminal to Dartmouth Crossing.

    What to buy: Department stores, fashion and lifestyle boutiques, cinema, home improvement, bulk resellers (Costco), hotel space

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    Allie's Boutique: Handbags

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    Allie's Boutique sells Jewellery, handbags, Sunglasses, Wallets and Accessories.

    The shop is managed by Allie Fineberg.

    Drop into this cosy shop and find a nice gift of something to please yourself.

    Allie's Boutique - Halifax NS
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    Jenniver's of Nova Scotia: Local gifts and more

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 22, 2012

    It all started in the 1970's, when Mike and Jennifer Veres, after living in both Western and Central Canada, decided to take a vacation to the East Coast. While traveling around the Jenniver's of Nova Scotia was started in the 1970's by Mike and Jennifer Veres at Peggy's Cove. Both loved the local art so much, they decided to start a shop. Four years after opening their first shop, the Halifax branch was opened.

    The shop sells Nova Scotia high quality local art like:
    -Souvenirs
    -Pottery
    -Glass
    -Pewte-Jewelry
    -Bath & Bod
    -Wood
    -Grohmann

    Business hours:
    Mo-Sa: 9AM - 5:30PM
    Su: 11Am - 5PM

    What to buy: Local art

    What to pay: Reasonable prices

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    Salvation Army Thriftshops: Second Hand at the SA Thriftshops

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 22, 2012

    I never realised that there were Salvation Army Thriftshops in Halifax.

    I visited two of them:
    Strawberry Hill Thrift Store 3667 Strawberry Hill Halifax
    Halifax South Thrift Store 5280 Green Street Halifax, NS B3H 1N7

    Business hours:
    Mo-Sa: 9AM - 6PM
    Su: Closed

    What to buy: Second hand goods

    What to pay: Low prices

    Strawberry Hill Thrift Store - Halifax NS Halifax South Thrift Store  - Halifax NS Snoopy's Christmas album
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    KAYA BOOKS: 2nd Hand books

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 16, 2012

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    Nice little shop in a corner of the Barrington Place Shops. There even is a crate with grammophone records on the floor (forget about that). The books are great; fine quality and the owner is ever helpful. Prices are a litlle bit at the side, but you can negotiate.

    What to buy: I found a book by Sr. Watson Watt (about radar at sea).

    What to pay: CA$30 for a really good book

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    PUT ME ON (former Back Pages books): 2nd hand and vintage

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 13, 2012

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    This small shop used be loaded with books abd was known as the Back Pages book shop.

    In 2012 PUT ME ON, a second hand and vintage shop moved in (from a few houses up).

    So, it's now clothes and more.

    Put Me On - Halifax NS former Back Pages Put Me On - Halifax NS
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    Atlantic Photo Supply: Best Photography shop in town

    by tvor Updated Sep 18, 2012

    NOTE NEW LOCATION - They are just around the corner off Spring Garden Road in the same shopping complex as Pete's Frootique, City Centre Atlantic. Find them from the Birmingham Street entrance.

    Atlantic Photo Supply is the best photo shop in the city. They've been in business since 1942 and stand behind their goods. You can buy new and used equipment, darkroom supplies, photography accessories and get your photos printed from film or digital. They have very knowledgable and helpful staff and will help you find the best fit in a camera for your needs.

    The other very good photography shop is Carsand Mosher. Carsand is in the Bayer's Lake Industrial Park. I'd say they are the second best but still quite good. Both shops have competitive pricing. Henry's is in Dartmouth Crossing and also very good.

    What to buy: Cameras, photo supplies

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    Mills Brothers: Fashionistas

    by tvor Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    An old established family owned department store specializing in Men's and Women's fashions, accessories, cosmetics, perfume and gifts. Mills has now been bought out and upscaled even more with smarter fixtures and a more modern look but it is still locally owned.

    Mills has changed and though the store itself is still there, along the streetfront there are now a few new shops incorporated into the Mills family. There is a LuLu Lemon store, David's Tea and a spa as well as Dugger's Menswear which is now connected.

    What to buy: Top quality merchandise, designer clothing, hosiery, leather goods

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    John Doull Books: Second Hand Books

    by tvor Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    John Doull sells second hand and first edition rare books and has been doing so in metro since 1987. His shop is NOW ON MAIN STREET IN DARTMOUTH. There are stacks of "to be shelved" books and shelves over doorways and up staircases. There is a system but i think only John knows what it is but he does, and all you need to do is ask. The great thing is, you may find what you're looking for, but also you'll find lots you didn't and you probably wont' get out without buying something wonderful.

    What to buy: Second hand books and papers, first edition rare books. Paperbacks and reference books. It's a shop full of discovery.

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    Britannia Antiques: Antique Furniture

    by tvor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    18th and 19th century antiques from the United Kingdom primarily. Furniture, porcelain in particular. They specialize in furniture and it's all in excellent condition. They have an internet business as well. See web page for details.

    What to buy: Furniture is their specialty. Lovely pieces, in great condition.

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    Halifax Folklore Music store: Halifax Folklore

    by tvor Updated Jun 8, 2010

    Excellent small music shop carrying musical instruments. They buy, sell, repair and trade. They give lessons. They specialize in stringed instruments and will pay cash for used in any condition. They really know what they're talking about.

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    Attica Furniture: Modern home design

    by tvor Written Aug 21, 2009

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    Attica is located in a heritage building on Barrington street, downtown Halifax. It features furniture and accessories in a very modern design style, clean lines and trendy colours. It's not cheap but it's well made and they claim will fit in with a traditional decor as well as modern. They have furniture, storage and bedding/decor for babies', children's and teens' rooms as well as ideas for the rest of the house. You can also get pieces hand made and designed especially for you. They have items for nearly every room in the house, lighting, rugs, wall art as well.

    What to buy: Home furnishings
    They carry beds by the British firm, Hypnos which carries a Royal Warrant and claims to have the most comfortable beds in the world. The mattresses are now also manufactured in Canada.

    What to pay: More expensive than your average Sears but pieces that will look good and last.

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    South Shore on the weekends: Yard Sales

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 3, 2008

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    If you take the old highway along the south shore from Halifax to Chester you'll find lots of yard sales. What could be an hour drive often takes me 3 hours . Of course there's lots of junk but also treasures , like gold necklaces tossed in with a box of old beads for $1.00, old books and records and crazy bizare stuff like this swordfish in the picture below.

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    Jane's Next Door: Pastries

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 19, 2008

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    Jane's Next Door is a small special pastry shop managed by Jane Wright. She is also in control over the next door Jane's on the common restaurant.

    If your are looking for a healthy take away, stop by.

    What to buy: I went for the soft Pecan sticky buns.

    What to pay: 2,50 for the bun (!)

    Jane's Next Door
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