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Retail Roundup, Newark: Halal Guys, Black Swan Espresso, Toskana, More

While Newark has always been known for having great restaurants in its Ironbound district, the culinary bug seems to be spreading to the neighboring Downtown area, which is a healthy sign for the city’s continued revitalization.
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From Thirty Acres to One Step – The Interiors of Kitchen Step

By now you’ve heard about Kitchen Step – the former Thirty Acres spot that’s become a true neighborhood gem in Van Vorst Park. But you probably haven’t heard the story behind the name: why a piece of Portland marble was so significant in Jersey City in the 1800’s, and where Cory Checket found those insane Victoire Canopy Balloon Chairs in the window.
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Retail Roundup, Hoboken: Bluestone Lane and Makai Poke Co. Coming Soon

Two new restaurants, one an established brand and one an upstart, have started construction along Hoboken’s main drag and both hope to start serving customers this winter season.
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A Recently Completed Project Draws a Popular Downtown Restauranteur to Lafayette

A recently completed renovation project illustrates the changing tide in Lafayette. Featuring high-end rental units and two commercial spaces - one of which has drawn a popular downtown restauranteur to the area - the fully-restored building highlights Lafayette’s increasing popularity.
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Retail Roundup Jersey City: La Mexicana, The Hutton, Pet Shop’s Wine Bar

A round up of food and drink happenings in Jersey City. La Mexicana opens on 440, Pet Shop adds a wine bar, and The Hutton opens in The Heights.
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‘Hudson Hall’ Concept & Rendering Revealed for Ex-Powerhouse Lounge Space

A new concept rendering has been revealed for the former Powerhouse Lounge space on Marin Blvd. According to the rendering, the new establishment will be called "Hudson Hall" and will be a “neighborhood smoke house & beer place”. Let's take a look at the rendering.
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The Harborside Craft Brew Fest is Next Weekend, Get Your Tickets Now

Next Saturday, October 15th will be the first ever Harborside Craft Brew Fest. Take in the magnificent New York City skyline in all its glory while enjoying over 150 styles of craft beer, delicious food, and great music. Prices increase next week so get your tickets now.
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The Taco Truck to Close Next Week for Renovations

Starting on Sunday, the Taco Truck’s brick and mortar location in Hoboken will close for renovations. It will reopen next Friday, October 14th, with with a new and improved look.
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Top 3 Places to Eat in Bergen-Lafayette

With more Downtown JC residents moving to Bergen-Lafayette, the need has increased for local spots to eat. Here are our top three picks that provide yummy bites without having to leave the neighborhood.
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First Look: Mathews Brings Together Passion, Creativity, and Craft

Next week, serial restaurateur Mat Kopec will open his third Jersey City outpost in the former La Conguita space on Grove Street. Sad as it was to see La Conguita go, the neighborhood couldn’t have asked for a more worthy replacement.