**Exterior work has begun at the former Union Republic restaurant at 340 Third Street. The previous “Live in the Moment” mural by Emily Caisip is in the process of being replaced with a new one which you can see in the photo above.
**The new Krispy Kreme at the base of the Pershing Building on Marin and Columbus is scheduled to open sometime in January. —WiredJC
**Hoboken’s first Trader Joe’s is one step closer to launching now that city officials have debuted The Harlow, a 140-unit rental complex whose first floor tenant will be Trader Joe’s. The grocery store is slated to open in the first quarter of 2017. —NJ.com
**Midtown commuters have some excellent new food options in the Penn Station area. Underwest Donuts — known for their unique donut flavors — recently opened a new location at 2 Penn Plaza at 7th Avenue and 32nd Street. Meanwhile, Shake Shack has opened a new location in the lower concourse of Penn Station. —Eater