Monday, March 03, 2008

Community Saying Good Bye to Court St. Cleaners

Trusting Window

How often does a neighborhood throw a party to say thank you when a business closes? Well, Cobble Hill is throwing one for Trusting Cleaners, the beloved dry cleaners on Court Street who are being forced out because of rising rent and a landlord that has ignored neighborhood pleas, a petition and entreaties from local politicians. The window of Trusting Cleaners on Court Street is currently filled with news clips about the sad story and thank yous from the owners. The cleaners are closing on March 15. Here's an email that's making the rounds via the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association:
Trusting Cleaners, a mom and pop shop on Court Street is being forced to close... a victim of rising rents. The neighbors and I are planning a farewell party for the Oh's, the owners of the business. We wanted to collect money to give them a gift, but they said they would prefer not to have gifts; just dry cleaning in their final weeks. If you need clothes cleaned or need minor alterations; please support this business in the final weeks. Please remember, clothes must be picked up by March 15. On Sunday, March 30, from 3-5 pm we will have a neighborhood gathering to salute these nice people at Sam's Restaurant on Court Street.
Anyone interested in attending the goodbye party for some business people who've both cleaned some clothes and touched some hearts, can email lblyer (at) aol (dot) com.

Trusting Storefront



Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were, unfortunately, just terrible cleaners. Ruined lots of my clothes, until I had to stop using them. And they weren't helpful or nice about it. Really, I'm sorry it's a family business, and i'm all in favor of that, but as a service provider, or as dry-cleaners, they really were no good at all.

5:26 PM  

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