Recent Dry Cleaner closings
A couple dry cleaners downtown have either closed up shop – or are in the process of falling under “new management.” How can that be?
One closed – the other ?
Here’s a picture of the SkyClub Cleaners (which I never even had the chance to add to the 411 Directory) – closed and for rent:
And another – Ling’s Dry Cleaners (564 1st St)- closed up shop.
However, I walked by yesterday – and a bunch of Asian men were both inside muddling with the registers, and outside performing some minor work. I asked one of the men inside what’s going on and he mumbled “new management.” In an attempt to clarify when he meant, I asked “new management or new owners?” in which he replied “yes.” Oddly, the man had a MASSIVE black eye (his left one). Not sure if he was the previous owner – or the current one. Due to the language barrier, I chalked up my losses and carried on. They should re-open within a week.
Later on, a Hoboken resident speculated that the black eye was probably a result of “gambling debts” or “Chinese mob.” Oh boy.