Atlantic Canada

New businesses in Atlantic Canada run the gamut this month — from modern speakeasies and Indian food trucks to barber chairs and bespoke suit shops. Plus it’s always nice to see the open column longer than the shuttered.

The St. John’s based coffee shop Coffee Matters has opened their second location in Halifax on the corner of Gladstone and Almon Streets at the base of the Gladstone North apartment building. Their Lower Water Street location nestled in the Brewery Market has been abuzz with customers since early May. With six locations across Newfoundland and three in Nova Scotia, Coffee Matters has grown quickly since opening their flagship shop at 1 Military Road in 2007.

St. John’s restaurant Mohammed Ali goes up for sale Despite expanding to a second downtown location last year, Ali Al Haijaa has decided to put both his restaurants up for sale with plans to move out of the province — probably somewhere sunnier according to …

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