Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust: Aged Brie or Laundry on Smith St.

No 1 Dry Cleaner One

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.

“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.

Make that "formerly above a dry cleaner on Smith Street."

No 1 Dry Cleaner Two

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, Ariella didn't do a very good job of listening before she wrote the story you referenced.
Having spoken to the new owners at our last CGNA meeting, much of she wrote is not only incorrect; it is completely bizarre.
Our cleaner is not going out of business; he has another dry cleaner on Smith. He is closing this store, tho.
Maria Pagano

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After speaking with the owner of the No. 1 Dry Cleaner recently, he told me he was looking for another storefront and has been unsuccessful so far. Where is his other store on Smith? He never mentioned that he had another location.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've lost several of my expensive shirts and "dry cleaned" several white ones and served them back to me with new stains. Though the owner is a nice guy, they ship the dry cleaning out and didn't do much on the premises. I say good riddance.

12:37 PM  
Blogger CHIC-HANDSOME said...

happy new year

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Boy haver I had a different experience. For over 10 years, between my wife ad I we spend about $150 a month here. I have had one, yes, one shirt that had a problem. He will be missed.

Where is your dry cleaner of choice in the area? The Russians on Court St? They have damaged shirts of mine and they send out, too.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should replace it with an organic dry cleaner. You can pay using organic money. Organic.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that most dry cleaners now outsource to large dry cleaning "factories," and it's increasingly difficult to find anyone who actually handles, inspects, and cleans your clothes on site. This isn't new, it started at least 10 years ago, and it's becoming more widespread. I had brought a very expensive alpaca wool blanket to a dry cleaner who, unbeknownst to me, sent it out for cleaning. The outfit lost my blanket, but fortunately, after about a week and much wringing of hands, the blanket was found. Never again will I bring it to an establishment that outsources.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh? Brooklyn Mom? What is bizarre? He is closing this location and consolodating with his other shop on Smith because the new landlords doubled his rent...Yes, this guy outsorces leather and fur but not everything! Relax Good Riddance. Move back to Chelsea.

12:18 AM  

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