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Whitestone Spa, marked with a blue door, is no longer in operation.

A Whitestone massage parlor was shut down for allegedly offering clients illicit services.

Whitestone Spa, located at 14-10A Clintonville St., was shuttered by its landlord earlier this month. Previously identifiable only with a blue door wrap reading “SPA,” signage has been taken down and replaced with a “For Rent” sign at the location.

According to a representative for Councilman Paul Vallone, the lawmaker’s office received “a growing number of complaints from constituents about illegal activity occurring” at the site.

Vallone contacted the NYPD’s Queens Vice unit, which investigates crimes including prostitution. Authorities then spoke to the property manager, who shut the spa down.

“Our office is proud to have expedited this request and have this illegal spa closed,” Vallone’s representative said.

An online search for the Whitestone Spa showed the parlor listed on “RubMaps” — a site associated with illegal massage parlor listings and ratings.

A spokesperson for the NYPD said the investigation is ongoing.

Belle Unghie Nail & Spa, which operates next door at 14-10 Clintonville St., took to its Facebook page to say that they “are not affiliated, and do not have any knowledge of any other business other than [theirs].”

“We are a group of hard working people who tries to accommodate our customers as late as 11 p.m. so we can fulfill your manicure/pedicure needs,” the statement noted.

Illegal spas and massage parlors opening up and operating in the neighborhood are an ongoing concern for residents. Last March, 31 arrests were made by the 109th Precinct at Flushing and Whitestone massage parlors as part of an undercover operation. The bust yielded four charges related to prostitution.

More recently, a resident took to the microphone at a Whitestone town hall held by Congressman Tom Suozzi in March to speak about the rising number of illicit spas reportedly operating in the neighborhood.

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