In the News: H&M Coming to WTC, Skinner’s Loft Holiday Party, Third & Vine Wine/Cheese Event, Best Bar in NJ


**Fashion outlet H&M has officially confirmed that it will open a retail location at the base of 4 WTC inside the Westfield WTC Mall. Measuring 25,000 sq. ft., it will be the biggest retailer inside the mall. The store is expected to open in Spring of 2016. —Tribeca Citizen

**Skinner’s Loft is holding its Christmas party this Tuesday at 7pm. The party will include a live band and Christmas caroling. —Skinner’s Loft

**Cheese and wine fans, listen up. Third & Vine is throwing its first ever Cheese & Wine Tasting Event this Saturday, December 12th from 4pm till 6pm. The cocktail party-style event will feature international wines and cheeses paired by Third & Vine’s fromager Jamie Mayne and beverage director Brian Rothbart. (The wine and cheese recommendations I’ve had at Third & Vine have been spectacular, so this event should be amazing). Tickets cost $55 per person and space is limited. You can get more details at their website (scroll to the very bottom). Third & Vine

**Wine aficionados should also check out Mana Wine and Riedel’s interactive seminar and wine tasting next Tuesday, December 15th from 6.30pm till 8pm at Mana Contemporary. The seminar will talk about the importance of using the right stemware and include a comparative wine tasting, which lasts from 7pm to 8pm. The cost is $50 per person and includes the tasting and a set of three Riedel wine glasses. —Mana Wine

**Congratulations to the team at Zeppelin Hall Restaurant & Biergarten, which was recently named 2015’s best bar in NJ by Buzzfeed. The team at Buzfeed named the best bar in every state and Zeppelin took top honors for the entire state of New Jersey. Across the Hudson the honor went to The Frying Pan. —Buzzfeed

**Have some extra room in your home for a four-legged companion? has a list of pups and cats who are looking for a permanent home this holiday season. All of these rescues come from shelters based in northern or central New Jersey. —

**On the morning of the 9/11 attacks, the Path train shuttled dozens of commuters from the WTC to New Jersey. However, one train remained at the WTC when the towers collapsed. Now the two surviving cars from that train ā€” car no. 143 and car no. 745 ā€” will be displayed at the Trolley Museum of New York and the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, Connecticut, respectively. —ABC 7 NY

(Image: H&M)