Plaza Cleaners, the dry cleaner on Seventh Avenue between Union and Berkeley, will be closing tomorrow night. Many thanks to a tipster for sending along the news, which was confirmed by the shop's owner, who added that the closure is due to a new landlord who raised the rent considerably.
Plaza is a no-frills dry cleaner that also does wash and fold, tailoring, and delivery/pick up. I've always been a fan of their 70s-vintage wood-paneled walls, and their arched wooden doorway certainly goes back many years, possibly to the 1930s.
I'm pretty sure that the facade is landmarked (like the Subway/ former Leaf & Bean a couple doors down), so hopefully the next tenant will take good care of it.
Those who still have clothes there will have until 5 PM tomorrow to pick them up.