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."
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