In the News: 17-Story Tower Headed to Marin Boulevard, Shah Taj Featured on Eater NY

Eater NY

Eater NY

**Jersey City officials have awarded a $40 million tax break to a new 17-story tower planned for the corner of Ninth Street and Marin Boulevard. The 397-unit building is being developed by KRE Group, which is behind other downtown complexes like 225 Grand and the new 3-tower project in Journal Square. Construction starts next month for an August 2017 completion date. —

**Vice puts the spotlight on Kevin Pemoulie, one of the chefs behind Thirty Acres, the famed restaurant that put downtown Jersey City on everyone’s culinary map. The article takes a look at some of Pemoulie’s favorite spots in Manhattan and here in Jersey City. —Vice

**Shah Taj, a Pakistani restaurant located on Grove Street opposite City Hall, got a nice shout out from Eater NY. “Vegetable samosas are a dollar apiece, and spicy ground meat chapli kebabs are $2.50; you can assemble a fine meal from just snacks. And the food is fierier than in many Indian restaurants.” —EaterNY

**Lucky 7 has announced the bands that’ll be headlining its Rock n’ Roll BBQ this Saturday, July 18th. The BBQ will feature bands from both Jersey City and Brooklyn and there will also be drinks and food including BBQ ribs, chicken, and pig. Admission is free  –Lucky 7 via Facebook