d maria's bright beginning's, LLC

411 pennsylvania ave.
massapequa, new york 11758

NYS Entity Status
ACTIVE

NYS Filing Date
OCTOBER 25, 2013

NYS DOS ID#
4477853

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SUFFOLK

Jurisdiction
NEW YORK

Registered Agent
IRENE SHEA
411 PENNSYLVANIA AVE.
MASSAPEQUA, NEW YORK, 11758

NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

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