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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.

114 Campbell Ave
West Haven,
CT
US

Since 2002, Rock House's system of musical instruction—which comprises DVDs, books, and Web-based lesson support—has helped aspiring rock stars to master strumming guitars, plucking basses, and tickling keyboards to a variety of different genres. Several renowned blues, rock, and metal artists have participated in the Rock House program, including members of Megadeth, The Gary Hoey Band, and Parliament-Funkadelic. In addition to their training materials, Rock House also certifies instructors at local music centers so they can conduct one-on-one private lessons tailored to enhancing students' strengths and neutralizing their weaknesses, such as the inability to destroy a guitar on the first smash.

52 Collis St
West Haven,
CT
US

Fit Body Boot Camp instructors guide clients toward their fitness and weight-loss goals at locations throughout the world. They lead group workouts that integrate cardio exercise with resistance training and weight training, keeping sessions varied in order to avoid disheartening plateaus. Nutritional guidance supplements tailored fitness programs to ensure that clients are properly fueled to lose, gain, or maintain their weight.

554 Boston Post Road
Milford,
CT
US

From University of Connecticut Husky T-shirts to hot sauce, Statement USA supplies customers with a hodgepodge of eclectic gifts and apparel. College and sports gear rep New England institutions such as Yale and the Boston Red Sox with hats, hoodies, and shirts. Other gift options include small tokens, such as keychains and magnets, as well as edible foodstuffs and a random assortment of kids' toys including Lego kits to build a miniature city or college diploma.

1 CONNECTICUT TPKE W
MILFORD,
CT
US

During a job interview with a recent college graduate in 2010, business professional Scott Sokolowski decided to ask an easy question: “Why aren’t you wearing a suit today?” When the candidate replied honestly, saying simply, “I can’t afford one,” Sokolowski was inspired to help. He established Save-A-Suit, a nonprofit organization dedicated to one simple goal: helping young talent acquire appropriate, professional business attire for job interviews. Though these efforts are typically geared toward recent male and female college graduates who are often in their early 20s, Save-A-Suit also works with veterans of all ages to help them arrive at interviews dressed professionally.

PO Box 85
Shelton,
CT
US

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.

500 Howe Ave., Ste. C
Shelton,
CT
US