Another One Bites the Dust: Aged Brie or Laundry on Smith St.
Looks like it's time to say bye bye to another dry cleaner on Smith Street as of January 19, per the photos of the No. 1 Dry Cleaner at Smith and Sackett sent to us by a special correspondent. Our correspondent writes:
It seems that people who live in the vicinity of Sackett and Smith Streets will have to settle for roast duck, aged brie or pinot noir to launder their oxford shirts. No. 1 Dry Cleaner on that corner is presumably going out of business. Another useful business leaves Smith Street. It should be mentioned here that this business at 285 Smith street is in the building bought by the rich retirees trading in their mansion and classic cars for a bit of Brooklyn Boho.Another dry cleaner on Court Street, Trusting Tailoring & Cleaning, is also closing and residents are trying to save it. The building in question was the subject of an article in the Brooklyn Paper by Ariella Cohen last year. Here's a snippet from it:
Two Westchester millionaires are selling their $1.7-million mansion — complete with a swimming pool, plenty of extra bedrooms for the grandkids and five lush acres to run around on — and moving to a nondescript, 1,700-square- foot apartment above a dry cleaner on Smith Street.Make that "formerly above a dry cleaner on Smith Street."
“We’ve been in the suburbs seeing more chipmunks than people for a while. We’re ready for a change,” said Mimi Miles, who, with her husband Jeff, recently bought 285 Smith St. on the corner of Sackett Street in Carroll Gardens for $1.6 million.