The latest in an unnerving string of local business departures, the Express Business Center has announced its closing recently. The quirky business at 3064 Mount Pleasant Street (below Irving) served a niche market in the neighborhood, providing money wiring services and offering computer and internet use. In addition, EBC offered other office fare like faxing, copying and shipping services. There was a a rather large flat screen plasma TV inside, and you could always find the game, a bad telenovela, or Playstation on the screen at any given time. Before the Kinko's stores on 14th Street and Calvert Street, EBC provided a way for those without PCs and home internet connections to access email and other computer services at affordable rates. I rarely visited, but just after they opened a few years ago I used the internet there for something along the lines of $2.00 per hour. Kinko's on 14th Street charges 25¢ per minute, or $15.00 per hour. The doors may close any day now: I called to inquire about the closing and the phones had already been disconnected. EBC is only a few doors down from Speed Wash Laundry, which closed in March.