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Two If By Sea closing Halifax location

Dartmouth cafe is busier than ever.


Two If Bye Sea, am I right? - THE COAST
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After April 29, folks on the side Halifax side of the harbour will have to travel to get their Two If By Sea fix.

The cafe’s Waterfront Historic Properties location is set to close as its five-year lease comes to an end. Owner Zane Kelsall says it’s not going out of business, and he has plenty of other things on his plate.

“It felt like a good time to just close that chapter.”

The original TIBS on Ochterloney Street, having opened back in 2009, is still going strong. In fact, Kelsall says “last year was our busiest year that we’ve ever had.” Along with Anchored Coffee, it’s keeping him hard at work.

“It’s going to be nice to centralize our lives back in Dartmouth, mostly.”

The Halifax closure means the Anchored Espresso Bar & Toastery inside Pro Skateboards and Snowboards (6451 Quinpool Road) will have some slight changes to its menu: its baked goods come from the Halifax kitchen, Kelsall explains, but that will no longer be possible.

“There’s a company that’s just starting out—we’re excited to work with on baked goods for that location,” he says. “Hopefully we’ll get to do something new and fun there as well.”

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