Amazon Will Close Jersey City-Based Quidsi, Leasing at Journal Squared Off To Strong Start

**More than 260 employees will lose their jobs this June when Amazon shuts down Quidsi, the unit responsible for Diapers.com, Wag.com, and Soap.com. Quidsi is currently headquartered at 10 Exchange Place and its sites lost popularity as Amazon ramped up its efforts to sell food, household items, and its own Amazon brand of diapers. —Bloomberg

**Leasing at Journal Squared has started off with a bang. Officials report that there have been 122 signed leases since the building opened its offices on March 3. —NJ Biz

**Milk Sugar Love has moved one step closer to Grove Street. The Hamilton Park-based ice cream shop has partnered with Downtown Yogurt, which is now offering MSL cookies from its newly installed counter. —Downtown Yogurt

**Two massive new towers may be coming to Journal Square, reports Jersey Digs. 808 Pavonia Avenue will consist of two towers: the first being 49 stories with 589 units and the second reaching 55 stories with 591 units. Both buildings will be LEED certified and will radically change the neighborhood with the addition of a museum, a 126-seat black box theater, outdoor amphitheater, and multiple outdoor spaces. —Jersey Digs

**An anti-Trump group based in Jersey City is asking Jersey City Council members not to award tax breaks to three high-rise towers developed by Jared Kushner’s family business. Currently, there is no no actual proposal for a tax break for any Kushner developments, but protestors want to ensure the new JSQ buildings don’t receive one. —NPR

(Photo: Quidsi)