New York’s El Cocotero Coming to McGinley Square, Update on Corgi Spirits

**New York City’s El Cocotero — a tiny Venezuelan restaurant that’s won accolades from Eater, New York Mag, and Serious Eats — is opening its first outpost in Jersey City at 749 Bergen Avenue in McGinley Square. The restaurant is expected to open next month, reports Jersey Digs. (As a fan of the Chelsea-based location — this is a must visit for anyone who likes heaping platters of tasty, Latin American food). —Jersey Digs

**Construction will soon begin at Corgi Spirits, Jersey City’s first distillery. Corgi will produce 3 liquors to start: a gin, a six times distilled vodka, and an Earl Grey gin. Have A Night has a full tour of Corgi’s future home with sketches of what the 10,000 square foot space will look like when completed. —Have A Night

**A newly formed neighborhood association has formed in Journal Square. The New JSQ Community Association looks to represent the interests of JSQ residents amidst all the construction and development occurring in the area. —

**Despite the fancy renderings and design competition, officials still can’t come to an agreement over who should pay for the restoration of New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, which means the hellish terminal will continue looking like the outdated relic it is. —NYT

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