Open City is an annual celebration of all the entrepreneurs and small businesses on the Halifax peninsula and in Downtown Dartmouth that make our community so special, vibrant, exciting, and welcoming.
This year, Open City has become Re-Open City! We’re all delighted that the local businesses we love are opening their doors again. Participating businesses are serving up loads of incredible offers and we’ve rounded some of them up in this blog post. Our partners frequently add new offers so for all the latest information, be sure to check out the Re-Open City loop on GetintheLoop!
Spring Garden Area
Creamy Rainbow Bakery and Café
This sweet spot features house-made Asian and European style baked goodies. Drop by each weekend for a different pastry and drink combo! Highlights include cheese tart and an Orange Earl Grey iced tea along with strawberry peach cake and a latte. The perfect pick me up on a sunny summer weekend!
Indochine Banh Mi
Indochine Banh Mi boasts a unique fusion of Asian-inspired flavours that are sure to please your palate. Their delicious meals are made from scratch and they use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. During Re-Open City, they’ve got several great specials available — including fresh spring rolls with peanut or hoisin sauce for just $3 each!
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Are you visiting Halifax from out of town? Maybe you’re planning a weekend staycation? For beautiful accommodation in the heart of Downtown Halifax, look no further than The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites. During Re-Open City, they’re offering special rates on weekend stays with their Weekends are Grand offer and everything you need for a romantic night with their Suite Celebration promotion.
The Arms Public House
Located in The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, The Arms Public House boasts an incredible selection of top notch pub food. During Re-Open City, you can get their amazing nachos (with melted cheese, banana peppers, salsa, and sour cream) to go for just $10. Fancy a sweet treat after your nachos? Pick up a slice of banoffee pie for just $5!
The Summit Spa
The Summit Spa is a multi-award winning spa in the heart of downtown Halifax which specialises in skin care and permanent hair removal. Until 19th July in celebration of Re-Open City, they’re helping you stay beautiful by giving you a free gift when you make a purchase from one of their incredible Canadian beauty brands!
The Stubborn Goat Gastropub
If you’ve been checking out some of the offers on our Happy Hour loop, you might want to take advantage of the The Stubborn Goat’s Re-Open City offer. Until 19th July, pick up their “Hangover Cure,” breakfast sandwich for just $5: fried egg, cheddar, smoked bacon, Sopressata, and jalapeño aoili on an English muffin.
Argyle Fine Art
From oil paintings to handmade masks to books by local artists, Adriana and her team at Argyle Fine Art are committed to making art accessible to everyone. They’re running a variety of events for Re-Open City, including a video presentation from artist, Mark Brennan, that includes a fun birdwatching challenge you can do on your own or with family and friends.
Biscuit General Store
This independent boutique department store in Downtown Halifax has racks and racks of modern clothing from brands you love plus emerging designers, gifts, and accessories. During Re-Open City, they’re hosting a variety of pop up shops featuring local creators. They’re also offering big savings on clothing and accessories!
East of Grafton Tavern
They’re known in Halifax for their Damn Fancy Nachos and their amazing selection of craft beers. For Re-Open City, East of Grafton Tavern is bringing you a little slice of Toronto with their street food inspired peameal bacon sandwiches: fried peameal bacon, Dijon mustard, and cheddar cheese on a soft buttered bun. Just $5 each!
KingsPIER Curated Collections
The home of luxury vintage fashion in downtown Halifax! Owner, Laura, is passionate about vintage clothing and will help you find your perfect piece. KingsPier Curated Collections is a must-visit for those seeking the best in vintage fashion. For Re-Open City, they’re giving away free limited edition rainbow shopping bags with purchases of $200+!
World Tea House
What makes a relaxing cup of tea feel even better? Knowing that it’s ethically sourced, Fair Trade, and sustainably packaged. That’s what you’ll find at the World Tea House, Halifax’s premium loose leaf tea retailer. During Re-Open City, enjoy $2 iced teas and $10 speed tarot readings!
The Tall Ship Silva
Experience a unique perspective of the city’s most notable landmarks and a taste of Halifax’s history from Ambassatours’ knowledgeable guides. Enjoy a beverage from the onboard pub then sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful day out on the water. Save 10% on all Tall Ship Silva bookings made for Re-Open City weekends!
The Harbour Watercraft Tours & Adventures
The Harbour Watercraft Tours & Adventures offers guests a new and exciting way to “sea” Halifax! Choose between their sea kayak guided tours or sea-doo rentals and guided adventure tours. For Re-Open City, you can bring a friend for free. Looking for a fun summer night activity? Save $20 on sunset sea-doo tours!
Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio
Inkwell is home to gorgeous handmade goods, unique greeting cards, and stunning home decor. Many of their products are designed and created by artists from Nova Scotia, lovingly sourced by Creative Director, Andrea. They’ve got a host of different promotions running during Re-Open City, including spend and save deals and discounts on NS made products.
Little Eden is an Earth-friendly cafe and although it’s new to Halifax, it’s quickly become a favourite among locals. Owner and professional baker, Katherine, keeps the café stocked with fresh house-made pastries and bread — all of which you can enjoy with one of their amazing coffees. Save 15% on eat-in orders and get a sourdough loaf for half price during Re-Open City!
At GetintheLoop, we love our partners and love being able to share their local stories. Check out the Re-Open City Loop in Halifax to see all the offers from these businesses and many more!
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