With a veritable cornucopia of laundry-related services at its disposal, Drake Cleaners will get your garments in running order, whether you're dealing with severe stains, soiled leather, or presumptuous hemlines. Dry cleaning is available for every article imaginable, from pants and shirts ($6.85 each) to sweaters ($7.25), afghans ($15.50), and suede or leather coats ($30+). Get cloth laundered in the traditional, wet manner, including including laundry shirts ($2.85), pants and jeans ($6.85), lab coats ($7), and tablecloths ($15.50+). Drake also specializes in stain removal, with a notable stain-related guarantee of "see spot, see spot go." An entire alteration department is also available to handle everything from the smallest button replacements to the largest rococo-gown rescaling. Call for adjustment prices and turnaround times, and be sure to mention your Groupon.
At Utopia Animal Hospital, Dr. Clay and her team of professional pet minders keeps furry companions fit and frisky with comfortable amenities and gentle care. Dogs hang their hats and unpack their suitcases for stays that include spacious kennels, exercise two or three times a day, and, for dogs boarding three nights or longer, complimentary baths. Feline vacationers lodge in luxury condos, obligingly enduring healthful and deodorizing baths before batting at toys or practicing serves on the racquetball courts.
As a member and former president of the Association for Veterinary Family Practice, Dr. Clay expertly performs annual exams, testing, and vaccines, a necessary prerequisite for pets looking to stay healthy or run for Congress. If problems arise, her staff can swiftly take action to remedy the issue through surgery, take-home treatments, and expert advice. While owners wait, they can munch on popcorn, sip complimentary beverages, and surf the lobby’s free WiFi.
Art Center Supply Store's two classically trained master framers have 25 years of experience in matting, mounting, and encasing treasures. Acid-free, museum-quality conservation matting and framing preserves prints of baby's first whitewater rafting trip while inhibiting future wear and tear. Framing prices vary widely based on object and size, running from $3.95 per foot to $60 per foot for handmade Italian framing materials. Art Center’s border buffs also perform dry mounting, a technique reserved for water-sensitive prints in which heat bonds the artwork and mounting board together, similar to when a flock of rubber ducks fly too close to the sun.
Bensinger's Fine Cleaners handles dry-cleaning emergencies with a wide range of services. The skilled staff of dirt exorcists unsoils, unsullies, and unblemishes items such as men’s shirts ($2.55) and pants ($6.20), women’s slacks and skirts ($6.20 each), blouses ($6.30), and chainmail pantaloons. Fragile silk, linen garments, comforters, bedspreads, tablecloths, and newspaper hats are handled with fragile silk gloves, and shirts are hand-finished and pressed instead of being recklessly tossed under passing steamrollers.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
University Park Cleaners has been in business since 1919. Under the new ownership of Mike Huey, the focus on helping customers and high-quality laundry service has been redoubled (a process similar to cloning twin Einsteins). Today's deal is good for all standard dry-cleaning items, including suit coats, pants, and shirts, all of which go for $6.50 per item. Get the mustard out of a prom dress for $12.50, and de-trench a trench coat for $16.50. Larger items, such as a comforter or bedspread, clock in at $30. In addition to dry cleaning, University Park Cleaners offer free butler service. With the staff as your personal valet, feel as privileged as a hot dog in a vegan restaurant. They'll pick up and drop off dry cleaning at no charge; just call ahead to confirm that you're in range. University Park typically services Downtown, Harbor Town, Germantown, Cordova, Midtown, and East Memphis.