In the News: NYC-based Supermarket Coming to 70 Columbus, Robbery Attempt on Monmouth


**Forget Whole Foods and never mind Trader Joe’s. Rumor on JCList is that Sunac Natural Market will take up the majority of the first floor retail space at the new 70 Columbus Tower. If you’re not familiar with Sunac, the supermarket has a couple of locations in New York City and Brooklyn. —JCList

**Three men attempted to rob a young couple walking along Monmouth and Eighth Street shortly before 3am on Friday. The 22-year old woman and 28-year old male were approached from behind by the robbers who attempted to take the victims’ wallets and smartphones. The man was punched several times, but ultimately the robbers fled empty-handed in a vehicle with tinted windows. Police are still looking for the perpetrators. —

**The Food Network’s Burgers, Brew, & ‘Que is going to film a special segment profiling Jersey City’s own Left Bank Burger on Monday, November 16. The shoot will take place from 3pm till 6pm and anyone is invited to swing by. (Space is limited, naturally). —Left Bank Burger

**WalletHub ranked 1,268 small cities based on affordability, economic health, education and health, and quality of life. Taking the top spot as the most affordable small city was Princeton, NJ. At number 80, Hoboken was the only Hudson County city to rank somewhat high. Union City ranked the lowest in Hudson County (1,201), whereas Bayonne and Kearny hit 1,010 and 1031, respectively. Jersey City, unfortunately, didn’t make the cut.  —WalletHub

**As our thoughts and prayers continue to focus on the victims and families of the attacks on France, Senator Bob Menendez has issued this statement: “We can only hope, as Americans experienced after 9/11, that through such unspeakable tragedy, an entire nation and world can come together as one. Tonight, we are one with France.” —

**City officials have approved $93 million in New Jersey tax credits for One Journal Square, the forthcoming  high-rise being built next to the Path Journal Square station. The tower is expected to house up to 744 residential units and will receive $34 million in tax breaks over 20 years —

(Image: Sunac Natural Market)