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EmpireCore Tapped to Build 15th NY Kids Club Location

EmpireCore has been selected to build a New York City Early Learning Center for The New York Kids Club at 21 West End Ave. This project was commissioned in conjunction with New York City Early Learning Center’s city-wide extension plan, focusing in this instance on providing educational services to the Upper West Side community.

The Midtown-based construction management firm was selected for the New York Kids Club project after a competitive bid process. “EmpireCore looks forward to our partnership with the Early Learning Center to navigate regulatory issues, allowing them to stay focused on their core mission,” said EmpireCore CEO Florim Lajqi.

The New York Kids Club will offer enrichment classes and a variety of camps, birthday parties and special events for area residents. The 21 West End site will be the 15th location in New York; a Chicago facility opened this past January. There are also more than 70 in China.

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