A growing local chain of bakeries could potentially open another location in Hudson County.
During a virtual meeting last month, the North Bergen Zoning Board of Adjustment granted approval with conditions to plans by Juan Carlos Urgilles to “convert a warehouse into a bakery and coffee shop” at 2045 88th Street, according to a public notice. Urgilles is one of the owners of Dulce de Leche Bakery, which just opened a store in Englewood this month and has additional locations in Jersey City Heights and West New York.
The plans call for renovating and expanding an industrial building that currently stands at the site into a two-story structure with a new facade.
Site plans from Kaltsis Architecture, LLC that were released by North Bergen’s municipal government prominently feature the Dulce de Leche logo with a sign reading “bakery + coffee + pastries.” There would be a baking area, kitchen, and seating area on the first floor, with the second floor including an “empanada zone,” “cake zone,” offices, and a storage area, according to the plans.
The property at 2045 88th Street is situated on the west side of Tonnelle Avenue near the North Bergen Walmart. The existing one-story building on the premises was long home to Champion Ink Co. Tax records list B & R Associates, LLC as the owner of the tract.
Should the approved proposal end up coming to fruition, the notice claims that “the conversion and construction will bring much need[ed] vitality to the area aesthetically as well as from a commerce point of view,” adding that “the current structure is obsolete and no longer functional and this improvement will be an upgrade to the area and there will be no detriments.”