Patricia Carmichael and Mike Pavone of Classic Cleaners.

Pavone Family Sells Classic Cleaners After 61 Years on Centre Street

You can stay in the Abused By Mike Club. You just can't do it at Classic Cleaners anymore. Mike Pavone, the famously gruff proprietor of the Centre Street landmark, has sold the family business after 61 years of a Pavone being behind the counter. The neighborhood staple is staying a family enterprise. Pavone sold to the Hong family, which already runs Ideal Cleaners in JP and Best Cleaners in Brookline.