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1) Harlem: After scrambling all spring to expand, the mini-dry cleaning empire Aphrodite Cleaners reverses course on Frederick Douglass. Per Harlem Fur, which broke the news, "Is this a rash decision of a fickle beauty, or the punished hubris of those with an irrational longing for a clean, pressed shirt? It could simply be that a dry cleaners on every block is a bit of market saturation." [Harlem Fur]
2) Chinatown: We're late to this, but it is worthy of note that the legendary May May Chinese Gourmet Bakery on Pell Street is readying to close up shop at the end of this month. Notably, the family is winding down the business because they're out of steam, rejecting offers to cash out for fear future owners might strip-mine the brand. Godspeed. [NYTimes]