The cordial clothes caretakers at the family-owned Best Cleaners have expunged and primped area vestments for 56 years. Drop off grimy plain pants ($8.50), plain skirts ($8.50), jumpsuits ($21.30), or capes ($17.85), and they’ll treat each guest garment to an efficient pampering and de-schmutzing, clearing away stains and leaving collars crisp for popping. Their natural GreenEarth cleaning process is free of harsh chemicals and residual odors, earning appreciative smiles from the sun and keeping your native habitat from smelling like melted plastic Army men. Entrust your garb by 11 a.m. and it’ll be ready for pickup by 4 p.m.
Stationed in the inviting Allure Salon & Supply, stylist Andy Gonzales employs his extensive haircare expertise to transform unruly boyish locks into attractive masculine manes. Whether desiring a springtime spruce up or an emergency Juicy Fruit extraction, clients sink into a comfy chair for a scalp-scrubbing shampoo. Scissor snips and clipper caresses remove excess length, split ends, and craft a flattering shape. For an expert finishing touch, Andy applies professional styling products to mold a head-turning mop-top.
Storage Pros Self Storage squirrels away customers' stuff in well-lit, fenced, and secure storage units. Rent a 5'x5' unit ($35–$75 depending on amenities and location) to stow away lumberjack costumes and papier-mâché blue oxen, or snag a 10'x20' nonclimate-controlled space for one month ($155–$201) to store 1 million Paul Bunyan Day flyers. Multiple locations offer storage spaces up to 400 square feet, and the Fairhaven facility has enough square footage to house a life-size replica of Shamu. Prices and availability can vary, so prospective packers should call ahead for details.
Kim Serignese and Pete Zerio, the owners of Zerio's Old World Restaurant & Catering, serve up Sicilian- and New York–style pizzas, calzones, and grinders in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Bread for their sandwiches comes fresh from Arthur Avenue Bakery in New York.