Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Reader report: Rent hike washes away longtime Avenue A laundromat
Kim's Laundromat & Cleaners on the southeast corner of Avenue A and East 13th Street closed yesterday, a victim of a rent hike, according to EVG reader dwg.
Workers were inside cleaning out the space, which has been here a good 30 years.
No word just yet on a new tenant. (Maybe it will stay a laundromat?)
In November 2009, Chico created this tribute to Eric "Taz" Pagan outside the laundromat.
Pagan, a bouncer at the former Forbidden City lounge on Avenue A, was shot and killed trying to break up a fight on Aug. 23, 2009. Pagan was not on duty at the time of the shooting. He was 42.