Neighborhood News: Delays at Westfield WTC Mall, Art Exhibition at Newly Renovated Vito A. Lofts


**The Westfield mall at the WTC transportation hub has apparently hit some snags. At least four retailers have reportedly walked away from their leases with Westfield because portions of the mall are not yet ready for prime time, reports The Real Deal. The mall is slated to open August 16. —The Real Deal

**The new Eataly marketplace at 4 WTC should open in the next week or two, reports The New York Times. Unlike the Flatiron Eataly, the WTC location will offer a breakfast counter and juice bar that opens at 7am. The new space will also include a casual restaurant called Orto e Mare (Garden and Sea), a coffee bar that turns into a wine bar in the evening, a Neapolitan restaurant called Rossopomodoro, and an additional restaurant focusing on the cuisine of Southern Italy called Osteria Della Pace. The market will be open daily from 7am to 11pm and should be a nice spot to kill some time before rushing onto the PATH train. —The New York Times

**As you probably know by now, Tendershoot Farms is closing next month. A new rental listing found by Jersey Digs shows that the 4,800 square foot space — which spans two levels — is asking for $22,000 a month. (More than the $15k which was originally rumored). The grocery store is currently having a closeout sale. —Jersey Digs

**The newly restored Vito A. Lofts at 190 Columbus Drive will host its first of many art galleries this Friday night from 7pm through 11pm. Curated by LITM’s Andrea Artemis Morin, the gallery will feature the works of local artists including Kayt Hester, Joe Waks, Andrea Brooke D’alessandro, Catalina Aranguren, Christine Johanns, and Shilpa Gowad. —Industrial Chic Art Exhibition

**More than 80% of the 232 homes in the 27-story Cast Iron Lofts II building have been leased. The luxury rental opened in the SoHo West (south of Hoboken, west of New York) area of Jersey City earlier this year. —Cast Iron Collection

**Mizuho, a Japanese financial services company, has renewed its lease at Harborside Plaza 10. The company occupies the top three floors of the building and is Harborside 10’s biggest client. Mizuho committed for another 15 years. —

**Last, but not least — the goats are back at the Harsimus Cemetery. Harsimus has rented a herd of goats through October to help them remove the knotweed and poison ivy that grows wild throughout the cemetery. And all this time we thought robots were going to take over the world. —

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