New dry cleaners will be opening soon in the shop that used to be the Design Room in Crescent Road. Dave in Crescent Hardware told me that the owners are unconnected with the owners of the late-lamented Palace Gates dry cleaners. They will apparently do service washes here, but all the dry cleaning will be done at another site - perhaps the ?Rose dry cleaners on Muswell Hill Broadway, which they also own.
btw Dave is expecting to have the planning application to develop his premises heard, at long last, in April. Meanwhile he is in limbo because it is not worth making his usual purchase of spring and summer plants to keep in his yard while its future is unknown.