In the News: Fundraiser for Taproot Organics Owners; 19-Year Old Struck by Path; Update on Archer Bar

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**If the Path train left you stranded in Manhattan (or Hoboken) late Friday night, NJ.com reports that a 19-year old boy was struck and killed by a Path train at the Grove Street station. The boy was identified as Brian Palacio of Kearny, NJ. Cops subsequently closed down all Path train service Friday night. (Service resumed Saturday at 5am). An investigation as to how the boy was struck is ongoing. —NJ.com

**The Grunes family (owners of local business Taproot Organics) recently lost their home when a fire broke out in the apartment above theirs. A fundraiser has been started to help the family and their children get back on their feet. –Taproot Organics via Instagram

**I walked by the Archer Bar this past weekend and inquired about the restaurant/bar’s opening. The workers estimate it should open within two weeks. The space itself now has tables and chairs and kind of reminded me of the old Ox restaurant. Here’s hoping their two-week prediction is on point.

**Meanwhile, across the street at Miso Ramen you can now see interior lighting and plants hanging from the ceiling inside the restaurant, so it’s safe to say some good progress has been made on the interior of the restaurant. At this pace, I wouldn’t be surprised if both Archer & Miso Ramen have soft openings within weeks of one another.

**A.C.E. Restaurant Group has been accused in a federal lawsuit of of pocketing more than $40,000 in tips from employees at Houlihan’s restaurants in New Jersey and New York. The NJ-based locations include restaurants in Bayonne, Weehawken, Bridgewater, Secaucus, and Paramus. —NJ.com

(Image via Archer Bar)