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Park Slope Closings Roundup: M&S Prime Meats, 9st Laundrette Cleaners, Excelsior & More


M&S Prime Meats
In this neighborhood, there always seems to be a pretty active rate of turnover — though some businesses manage to stick around for years, if not decades, others don’t quite make it that long. But this summer has been a sad one for several local favorites, and unfortunately, the list keeps growing:

M&S Prime Meats312 5th Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd Sts
Due to owner Mel Diaz’s health problems, they’ll be closing up shop in August after being in business since 2005 (though under a different name and ownership since 1948), says Here’s Park Slope. While we will definitely miss their sandwiches, it’s heartening to know that Russo’s (363 7th Avenue), which also makes some pretty mean sandwiches, will be taking over this space.

9st Laundrette Cleaners, 334 9th Street, between 5th and 6th Aves
They laundromat will be closing on Monday, July 28, according to FiPS, who notes the business has been in operation for nearly 20 years, adding, “Mr. and Mrs. Lee are incredibly wonderful people.” Reportedly their rent is being increased by more than twice its current rate, which is more than they can handle.

Excelsior390 5th Avenue, between 6th and 7th Sts
Open since 1999, the gay bar will be closing in August when their lease runs out, because the owner sold the property — though they’re hoping to find a new space in the area. FiPS has a lovely ode to the bar, which we’re sure many people, whether, like the author of the piece, you met your husband there or not.

And a roundup of additional closings announced in the past month:

But to end on a happier note, here are businesses that opened in our area in the past month or so, so go check them out!

Check out all the business comings and going around the neighborhood right here, and if you notice anything in transition, let us know at

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  1. I used to love the meat market when they were at their old spot, but, something changed when they moved into the bigger spot years ago. To me, their quality went downhill and even though I used to shop there a lot and they are right near me, I stopped going.

    Very glad to hear Russo’s is coming here though, love them!!!

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