New Dry Cleaning Store to Fill Former Blockbuster Building

Business owners and employers are excited about the new addition to the East Meadow Mall.

A new dry cleaning store is set to open in the former Blockbuster space located at 1959 Front St. Business owners and employees in the area said that they are excited for its arrival.

"I hear that it is going to be an organic cleaners," Barbara, an employee at Bagel Biz said. "Everyone is happy because it can bring more customers and business to all of us," she said.

Her co-worker, Tim, agreed.

"I have been here seven years and I have seen a pizza store, the Blockbuster, a cell phone store and a shoe store close," he said.

The new business will be in the shopping center known as the East Meadow Mall which houses Pathmark and Marshalls. There are a number of storefronts in the center that remain vacant.

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"As a businessman you don't want to see a lot of empty stores around you," Andy Oh, owner of Photo Market said.

He said that he is looking forward to seeing the former Blockbuster storefront filled.

"I am very optimistic about the cleaners," Oh said. "A new service or business will bring us all new business."

Do you think the dry cleaning store will be a positive addition to East Meadow? Tell us in the comments below.

D January 15, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Nothing is affordable. But why do I want to see all those crackheads and homeless people hanging aroung Eisnehower and Pathmark all day everyday. Please who want to go to pathmark at night.... a bit scary. If pathmark was new and clean and you didn't have to walk through that lobby of filth that looks exactly the same since I was 2, then maybe people would actually food shop in pathmark. I would rather drive to bethpage if I need to go to a pathmark!!!!
Frank T January 15, 2013 at 02:45 PM
It's not a question of foot traffic. Home Depot and Modell's attract a lot of customers and there is plenty of parking space in that location. This should be enough to attract a good tenant to the Pearl location but the landlord is either not working with prospective tenants on renovations or he is not actively searching for new tenants. The roof has been leaking for years and after the hurricane some windows were broken. It could also be that the real estate taxes are prohibitive.
ArtyMarty February 14, 2013 at 03:25 PM
That location seems too big for a local dry cleaner. Are they going to be a wholesale dry cleaner and increase traffic on Front Street??????????? I also vote for Pancake Cottage.
ArtyMarty February 14, 2013 at 03:27 PM
A dry cleaner this size will cause pollution problems weather organic or chemical.
Cookie February 28, 2013 at 02:43 PM
hey everyone! I had mentioned a while ago about someone opening an IHOP. I have yet to see one of those close down since i was a little girl. It is very family orientated. It brings everyone out to EAT at all hours of the day! It will bring jobs and children love to go out for pancakes! the nearest locations are: IHOP - Hicksville on Old Courntry Road, Freeport on Sunrise Hwy and West Hempstead on Hemp. Tpke.


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