Sad news on the Greenpoint business front, longtime Manhattan Avenue family owned business Zayas Appliance has gone out of business. From Crain’s New York:
Zayas Appliance, a Greenpoint, Brooklyn, fixture since 1972, has gone out of business. The store, which may be the oldest in the neighborhood, was shuttered as a result of a recent Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing by its corporate parent, E-D & G Inc.
The appliance store, at 845 Manhattan Ave., is the latest casualty in a string of closures by local merchants, who have struggled as a result of the flagging economy.
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It’s sad to see the old businesses from my youth close. It’s also sad that there aren’t any new businesses really popping up. Manhattan Avenue has quite a few empty storefronts and it’s depressing.
Hats off to Zayas Appliance, you’ll be missed.