Kiddieland Educational Center for Excellence
Zarahi and Carlos Menendez are the co-owners of Kiddieland Educational Center for Excellence, a child care business based on the Northwest Side. With a grant from the Belmont/Central SBIF, they did a gut rehabilitation of a 5142 W. Belmont Ave. for the second location of their business, including extensive façade and masonry improvements, renovations to the building systems, and an interior build-out of the property for child care functionality. The construction resulted in approximately 40 temporary construction jobs. With these improvements in place, the second location of Kiddieland opened in the fall of 2015, creating 12 child care jobs in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.
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