The professional cleaning techs at Cunningham Cleaners have cared for casual wear, business attire, uniforms, and fine fabrics with expert dry-cleaning services for more than 50 years. They deftly handle the usual suspects such as shirts, blouses, suits, and dresses, as well as specialty items such as gowns, shams, and duvet covers. Using the utmost care, they also tend to household items ranging from heirloom quilts to linens and drapes. Cunningham offers same-day service for last-minute cleans on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as well as a drive-thru window so that clients don't have to get out of the car or off of their pogo stick.
Like many good ideas, the one for this business came from Dan Rather. A group of friends interested in starting a business venture together were watching CBS Evening News one night when a report on the high costs of dry cleaning drew their attention to the profession. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the founders scoped out local dry cleaners and developed a business model that allowed them to clean all garments for a fee that’s as flat as the planet we walk on. Today they clean more than 1,200 items each day and continue to grow, thanks to their onsite, environmentally friendly equipment that cleans consciences as well as garments.
Whereas most cave dwellers hide out in dark places, those at Cave Dwellers Dry Cleaners pull people into the public eye with clean, fresh clothing. Dry-cleaning services remove stains and odors without water, restoring aquaphobic textiles and clowders to cleanliness. Laundry services cleanse fabrics in precise temperatures using computer-controlled washing machines. Expert fitters at each location properly hem pants, fit shirts, and alter garments so that each hugs appendages at just the right place. Cleaners also tend to leather and suede, clean comforters and drapery, and repair shoes.
Any bakery that bakes colorful cake pops has a healthy sense of fun, but The Mississippi Gourmet has a healthy sense of glam. To make the shop's trademark Glitter Delights, bakers slather fresh strawberries in chocolate and then dust them with a coat of edible, flashy glitter. The bakers make sure their chocolate-dipped cake pops don't get lonely by whipping up a daily revolving cast of cupcakes and baked goods that often do justice to local culinary traditions with red velvet cake and a pound cake as airy as Dolly Parton's beehive.
Though Vilma Cordero may have named her spa after her signature service, beautifully shaped brows aren't her only specialty. She also offers facial waxing, and excels at manicures and pedicures that leave digits crowned with pink-and-white designs, chip-proof Shellac polish, or clear tips that allow guests to see the heart beating inside each nail. Though most spas are geared toward women, Vilma's Beautiful Eyebrows & Spa welcomes anyone and everyone and even customizes treatments for men and diabetics.
Frank A. Deaton opened Holiday Dry Cleaners in 1964, and his son, Frank Deaton Jr., assumed control over the stain-slaying operation on the senior Deaton's retirement. Dry-cleaning practices have changed with the times, and the crew now helms new equipment and biodegradable products that are safer than the chemicals and styrofoam claim tickets from the days of yore. Collar guards, anti-wrinkle hangers, and advanced pressing technology help each piece of apparel to return to its owner looking sharp.