Lightbridge Academy, an early childhood education and daycare center in Hoboken, has tapped locally based Deugen Development to manage the build-out of a new location at the site the former Battaglia’s Home furniture store at 1414 Willow Ave. — Courtesy: Deugen
By Joshua Burd
An early childhood education and daycare center is expanding in Hoboken, adding a new 15,000-square-foot location at the site of a former furniture store.
Deugen Development, a developer and contractor based in the city, announced that it is managing construction of the new space at 1414 Willow Ave. on behalf of Lightbridge Academy The project is slated for completion in late fall, in what will create a highly visible location in one of Hoboken’s growing residential neighborhoods.
Lightbridge will replace Battaglia’s Home, a furniture store that operated from the space for 25 years, according to a news release. The new-look building will feature a revitalized façade, two fully gut-renovated floors, a modern HVAC air purification and scrubbing system, 12 classrooms and an outdoor playground space.
Deugen principals Eric and Frank Gormeley and Project Manager Amar Khandve are spearheading the project, the firm said. Justin Mihalik of Fairfield-based JAM-Architecture designed the space on behalf of Lightbridge.