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Summer 2017

NEW DEVELOPMENTS MIXING IT UP WITH SOME NEW FLAVOURS! In this Issue: • Adding Sushi to the MIX • From Food truck to Food Court • Client Services Centre Renovation • Clean and Green Initiatives • CarShare Atlantic Adds Another Convenient Way to Move • Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart • Mix and Mingle Client Appreciation Event • Things Engraved – Canada 150 Special • Summer Events in Halifax

ADDING SUSHI TO THE MIX Since moving from Korea to Canada in 2006, Jaechun Choi has been sharing his love for sushi through local restaurants. Most recently, he and his wife have been doing this through their new Sushi Tonari location in The MIX Food Court. “When we were coming up with restaurant name ideas, we wanted a name that spoke truly to the food we serve and the environment we operate in.” Tonari stuck because in Japanese it means ‘neighbour’. Within this beautiful new location they hope to encompass a friendly and neighbourly feel.

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Prior to working in the restaurant industry Jae managed a retail outlet in Korea. He enjoys a challenge and believes that change is good. He has the same perspective about his menu, hoping to build relationships with customers, adapting his menu and incorporating daily specials accordingly. “We keep it simple and traditional.” From classic salmon rolls to vegetarian options such as sweet potato, cucumber and avocado rolls, there is something for everyone to try. Shellfish allergies can also be accommodated upon request.

Straight from the Fisherman’s Market to Sushi Tonari’s kitchen, their menu items are always made fresh daily. Whether you are an experienced sushi-eater or looking to try something different, we are excited to have sushi thrown in to The MIX.

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CLIENT SERVICES CENTRE RENOVATION Scotia Square’s Client Services Centre is being reconfigured to improve daily operations, service and overall safety. These upgrades will also positively impact employee’s ability to manage work load and streamline certain processes.

Tin Pan Alley’s new Scotia Square location has a lot to offer. From their famous steak frites to spacious seating and beautiful view of Halifax, it is sure to appeal to all of your senses.

sensible and fun way to test the waters before the restaurant.” Karl notes. Having added three additional employees to the team, this is just the beginning of perusing their long term goal.

Tin Pan Alley’s Karl and Jill Warme met in Toronto and have worked together in the restaurant industry for almost 14 years. It wasn’t until 2013 that they began operating their food truck.

Choosing Scotia Square as the new location was a combination of it being good timing and a good fit, says Jill. One important factor was that the restaurant’s hours allow for flexible balance of work/family lives.

“The truck came about because we wanted to explore our entrepreneurial spirit. It was a

Tin Pan Alley’s menu includes their staple items, most of which are gluten-free and locally produced. They hand process all of their potatoes and are always looking for ways to expand their offerings. The idea of Taco Tuesday and Fish Friday specials has been talked about and with no hesitation Karl stated that “We have such an amazing team so we are going to be able to do it.” For the folks at Tin Pan Alley, it’s the excitement of the people that makes it worth it. So get excited and check out their new location at The MIX food court!

The centre was last renovated 10 years ago. Several technological advancements were made throughout that time, but it felt necessary to revisit and update this service centre. Along with enhanced fire monitoring capabilities, a significant amount of attention was focused on a new digital camera install for the main mall. There has been 25 IP cameras strategically placed that are now recording on a secure digital network. This will increase coverage of all common areas as well as enhance image quality for police use if required. Upgrades such as these align themselves with state of the art dispatch configuration modeled on federal RCMP control centres. “We want to ensure we remain current with best industry standards and maintain system stability in managing fire and life safety infrastructure” says Paul Graham, Manager, Client Security.

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CLEAN AND GREEN INITIATIVES CLEAN AIR Crombie is committed to providing a healthy, safe and clean environment for everyone who works within or visits our Scotia Square complex.

CLEAN AIR FOR EVERYONE! This area is now a clean air environment! Crombie is committed to providing a healthier environment for all of our downtown complex clients. NO SMOKING OR VAPING

BULLFROG POWER Supporting the Canada C3 Expedition with Bullfrog Power Crombie REIT is proud to partner with Bullfrog Power to support renewable energy projects in the Maritimes and across Canada. In one of the latest environmental partnerships made possible with the support of Bullfrog customers like Crombie REIT, Bullfrog Power is teaming up with Canada C3, an expedition that aims to engage millions of Canadians across the country.

Canada C3, a Signature Project for Canada’s 150th anniversary, features a 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Through this journey, Canada C3 will share the

IT’S A CLEAN SWEEP WITH CROMBIE! Please join us in thanking our employees who participated in this year’s 23rd Annual Clean Sweep event, presented by Downtown Halifax Business Commission. Pictured left to right are: Dave Dober, Doug Dicks,

stories of coastal communities and connect Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Through the partnership, Bullfrog Power will provide green electricity for the Canada C3 “Ship t’ Shore” events across the country as well as green fuel for the first leg of the Canada C3 Expedition. The impact of the remaining legs of the journey will be addressed by high-quality offsets from Less Emissions Inc., a sister company to Bullfrog Power. Crombie REIT signed on with Bullfrog in 2014, and chooses green electricity for the parking garages

Freddy Saunders, Christina Cole, Lynn Cosgrove and Alex Smith. This annual event gives businesses the opportunity to help clean up Halifax in anticipation of the summer season – and what a great day for it!

and EV charging stations at Scotia Square in Halifax. By choosing green energy, Crombie REIT is reducing its environmental impact, supporting new community-based renewable energy projects and creating awareness of clean energy in the Maritimes and across Canada.

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CARSHARE ATLANTIC ADDS ANOTHER CONVENIENT WAY TO MOVE All CarShare cars are equipped with a parking pass for Park Lane, Scotia Square, and Brunswick Place parkades.

CarShare Atlantic is soon adding Free-Floating cars to their fleet, meaning your family or business will soon have three modes of transportation:

Free-Floating (One-Way) Carsharing: We call these Flex cars. This form of carsharing will be brand new to Halifax, and will allow you to travel anywhere without having to bring the car back to its original parking spot. Instead you just park in a legal spot within the zone. For example you can book a car, zip from South End Halifax to Downtown Dartmouth, and park the car without having to worry about going back over the bridge later. Or you can book one after work, go grab groceries, and (provided you live in the zone) park the car right on your street. Then the next person can take it from there! This new way of moving is much more spontaneous and very convenient. The app will be constantly updating, and the locations of available cars will be at your fingertips. To keep up to date on Free-Floating Carsharing follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Station Based (Two-Way) Carsharing: You will see these cars parked in your neighborhood (including Park Lane and Brunswick Place!) easily identifiable by the green CarShare Atlantic logo. These cars are reliable – you always know where they will be parked and you can book up to a month in advance. For more info see Dynamic Duo: The mobility love affair. Are you a transit user or do you want to be? If you have an Epass or Upass you are eligible for continued on next page

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our Dynamic Duo plan, to combine both forms of mobility, transit and carsharing. CarShare Atlantic EXCLUSIVE: You can also buy an exclusive year long transit pass, at a discount, through us. Sign up in June or January. For more info on the Dynamic Duo please see As someone who works in a Crombie REIT building you are eligible for $40 off any Annual Fee for a Station Based or Dynamic Duo CarSharing membership. These members also receive a discount on Free-Floating usage.

A CEILIDH-STYLE CELEBRATION OF A CANADIAN MUSICAL LEGEND Stan Rogers is known for incredible stories of rural life. This musical tribute features timeless music that has captured the hearts of generations of Canadians, including Barrett's Privateers, Northwest

Passage and The Mary Ellen Carter. For more than two decades, Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart has received critical acclaim across the country and this summer these songs of determination and

optimism come to Neptune. Join Geordie Brown and celebrate the legacy of a true Canadian legend, running July 18th to September 3rd on Neptune's Scotiabank Stage.

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FRESHII DOES BREAKFAST RIGHT. Check out Freshii’s new menu items including the bamboo bowl and energy bites. Keep an eye out for these delicious items and more in this summer’s Get Into The MIX! coupon booklet – coming soon!


MIX & MINGLE! Thank you to everyone who joined us at our client appreciation event at Tempo Food & Drink on June 22nd. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!


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GET IT ENGRAVED! Visit Things Engraved to have the Canada 150 Logo engraved FREE with a $50 (before tax) purchase or the logo can be engraved for $15 until August 31st. With a wide assortment of engravable gifts, Things Engraved specialize in engraving, glass etching, ring engraving, photo engraving, embroidery, key cutting and watch batteries. We can personalize gifts purchased instore or elsewhere and offer Senior, Military, Corporate, and Wedding Party Discounts.


On the road to a healthy workplace!




ALL ROADS LEAD TO WELLNESS! Ride your bike to work – we make it easy with our dedicated bike room facilities, all provided at no cost to our clients. • • • • •

Bike parking Lockers Showers Change rooms Secure/card access

• Repair kit with air pump • Easy access from all buildings in our complex via the Barrington Tower elevators



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FEED NOVA SCOTIA’S 150 FOR 150 As a proud sponsor of Feed Nova Scotia’s 150 for 150 campaign, Crombie REIT will be hosting a food drive for the entire month of July. Drop-off boxes will be located in the Client Services Centre at Scotia Square and Park Lane Mall and in the Crombie REIT office, suite 1210 Cogswell Tower July 1-31. As part of launching this event and Canada 150, we will be on-site at the


FLATBREAD PIZZA baked fresh to order

community booth on June 30th, 11am–2pm. During these times there will be contest entries, games and special giveaways. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you in advance for your support.

ESCAPE THE chaos with

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SHINGLES Are you at risk?

Immunization is recommended for adults age 50+ to reduce the risk of this disease and its associated pain. Talk to our pharmacist for more information. Scotia Square Rx hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 5pm

(902) 429-5436


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SUPER SUMMER EVENTS IN HALIFAX! Get out and enjoy some of these upcoming events around the city… Royal International Tattoo June 29-July 6 Halifax Ribfest June 30-July 3 Canada 150 celebrations July 1 Park Lane Mall Summer Sidewalk Sale July 7-22 Maritime Fiddle Festival July 7-10 ww


TD Halifax Jazz Festival July 12-16 Neptune presents Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart July 18-September 3 Halifax Pride Festival July 20-30



Trunk 7 Festival July 21-23 Halifax Busker Festival August 2-7



Theresa Caputo at the Scotiabank Centre August 6–7 Halifax Seaport Beerfest August 11 - 12




K.D Lange at the Scotiabank Centre September 9

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Crombie Newsletter Summer 2017  
Crombie Newsletter Summer 2017