What began as a tailor shop more than a century ago evolved into Cleaning by Frederick’s, a chain of dry-cleaning outposts certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation for their environmentally conscious techniques. Cleaning by Frederick’s technicians employ decades of experience as they clean shirts, pants, and dresses, and gently remove stains embedded in delicate suedes, leathers, bridal gowns, and space suits. Most locations have a full-time tailor who can do alternations, and patrons can drop off their garments or arrange pickup and delivery service.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
Spotless Laundry's skilled cleaners execute high-quality dry and drop-off cleaning services. During wash-dry-fold services ($1.05/lb. with a $15 minimum), cleaners usurp all normal laundry duties from customers, gifting them precious time to spend with families or adopted Roombas. Dirtied duds undergo a thorough 10-point system that includes swiftly wrenching garments from dryers to reduce wrinkling and bundling clothes and linens in groups. Staffers also accept special instructions regarding bleach, detergent, and softener. Alternatively, Spotless Laundry's degriming detectives perform top-notch dry cleaning by deeply scrutinizing pieces before exposing them to a waterless-solvent bath. Casual and sophisticated shirts garner an expert clean and press ($1.95–$5.25), and two-piece suits ($10.50) discovered in attics or prehistoric amber can once again emit a just-washed scent.
E-Z Clean Laundromat's cadre of savvy textile technicians ousts filth from fabrics and expunges gunk from cherished threads with a multitude of laundry services, including wash, dry, and fold; tailoring; and dry cleaning. Purify pants or magically change the shade of a dingy shirt with wash and dry services ($0.90/lb.). E-Z Clean will return garments washed and folded to customer specifications, including elegant and intricate denim cranes and polyester airplanes. Free pickup and delivery services are also offered to aid customers in their nonwavering staring contests with hampers.
In 2001, the calzones, burgers, gyros, grinders, and cheesy pies that lived in the entrepreneurial dreams of then-college sophomore Mark Kalmanidis escaped and joined forces to create Crossroads Pizza. Inside the eatery, customers can send their tongue shopping for spaghetti and meatballs ($8.50) and their teeth can busily munch fried chicken served with french fries and cole slaw ($10.50). Or, choose to chew into one of the menu's more than 15 specialty pizzas—taste a small white pizza's doughy disc of ricotta, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and oregano ($9), visit a medium Hawaiian's ham-pineapple fusion ($12.99), or let a small vegetarian pizza refill your food pouch with an assortment of delicious nonmeats ($9.99).
Amici's Restaurant's chefs stir pots brimming with fresh pastas, plate golden rings of fried calamari, and grill new york strip steaks. The servers then transport the platters of Italian fare to the dining area, which is enclosed by exposed-brick walls and filled with round tables draped in crisp, white cloths and topped with bottles of olive oil for drizzling on fresh bread or silencing squeaky olive-oil bottles. Paintings of quaint cafes hang above the full bar, where a sleek stone counter reflects the restaurant's red and white exterior with a decorative wrought-iron café table and chairs for two.