(From left: Christina “Tina” P. Hungrige, Lakeland Bank; John Mikytuck, QSpot; and Kathleen Durand, New Jersey Economic Development Authority)
QSpot LGBT Community Center proudly announces the purchase of their new facility in Asbury Park. After nearly two years of renovations, the property acquisition was finalized today at the law offices of Lakeland Bank, who helped finance the sale, with additional financial support from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). The law firm of Lowenstein Sandler LLP represented QSpot.
“This is a momentous accomplishment for QSpot,” said John Mikytuck, QSpot Executive Director. “Five years ago, when QSpot was facing eviction, we vowed never again to find ourselves at a landlord’s whim. Today, with the financial support of Lakeland Bank and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, along with the incredible generosity of our community, unlimited assistance from Lowenstein Sandler, and the dedication of an amazing Board of Trustees, we’ve ensured that QSpot, and those who’ve come to rely on us, will always have a safe, welcoming place to call home.”
QSpot’s new building, located at 1601 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park, NJ, features the QSpot Cafe, a coffeehouse, cafe gathering spot, along with meeting space, outside seating, and a full audio video system. QSpot’s new property continues to be a dedicated safe space where LGBT and allied community members can socialize, engage, and be supported without fear of prejudice or discrimination.