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Long-time Dry Cleaners To Close on 30th Avenue, to be Replaced by Korean Restaurant

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August 3, 2018 By Christian Murray

A long-time Astoria business is closing Saturday after being on 30th Avenue for more than 20 years.

European Quality Cleaners, located at 34-18 30th Ave., is closing as the long-time owner has decided to retire.

“I have run the store since 1997,” said Nike Georgiou, the owner. “It’s time.”

Georgiou, who is from Cyprus, plans to spend her retirement split between Long Island—where she lives—and back in Cyprus.

“I’ll mostly be here [in the U.S.] since this is my country now and where my kids are,” she said.

Georgiou said that there has been a dry cleaners at her location since 1972.

She said the dry cleaners is slated to become a Korean restaurant. She said the restaurant is likely to open in November with a focus on noodles.

Nike Georgiou (Photo: QueensPost)

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Steve McErlain

We miss you very much. Marta loved your service and the fact that you dropped off the clothes to us on several occasions. Enjoy your retirement.

Karen Romero

If you had clothes there and didn’t get the chance to pick them up where are they now?


Mrs. Georgiou, Thank you for always being there and taking such great care of everyone in the neighborhood. Enjoy your retirement!

Zeno Sama

Please please please be a Korean BBQ place. Astoria DESPERATELY needs one of those.

Liza Smith

it says “the restaurant is likely to open in November with a focus on noodles.” in the article.


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