Mills Cleaners' garment gurus spruce up casual clothes and formalwear with services that range from dry cleaning to wash-and-fold laundering. They use in-house dry-cleaning equipment to purify clothing of all shapes and sizes, from petite women’s dresses to the Statue of Liberty’s Hawaiian shirt collection. They ensure down comforters and sleeping bags emerge soft and fluffy, and that bomber jackets look like new after a leather-cleaning service. The team also preserves wedding gowns for future generations.
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.
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.
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.
Skilled technicians at Vilma’s Beautiful Eyebrows & Spa skillfully shape brows and pamper paws with a variety of nail services. During the mani-pedi, technicians soak and shape fingernails and toenails, pushing back cuticles as swiftly as faking your own kidnapping pushes back inconvenient term-paper deadlines. Clients can choose a new nail shade from an array of high-quality polish hues, or opt for a long-lasting, chip-resistant Shellac coat. Alternatively, full sets of acrylic nails hug fingertips with a variety of hues, including clear, natural pink and white, or french tips that flash alluringly when juggling multiple baguettes. Eyebrow experts can also shape arches and clean up brow lines with a precise waxing and tweezing.
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.