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Billy YTZ: The Joel Plaskett Neighbourhood Resurgency

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Nova Scotia musician creates an excellent reason to cross over to the Darkside (That Is, Dartmouth). Come for the vinyl, stay for a haircut by Plaskett’s bassist.

By Lola Augustine Brown, Billy

Downtown Dartmouth, located just across the harbor from the Halifax Waterfront, used to have a bad reputation. Notoriously sketchy, and nicknamed “The Darkside,” there was no real reason to venture over the bridges to go there.

In the past few years the tides have started to turn and Downtown Dartmouth is teetering on the edge of being the next trendy Halifax-area neighbourhood. There are plenty of reasons to check it out. Musician Joel Plaskett’s new business venture, the New Scotland Yard Emporium (41 Portland St.) is most definitely one of them. [READ MORE]