In the late 1930s, Andy Dellecave founded Mercury Sporting Goods, a neighborhood shop specializing in men’s tailored clothing and sportswear. After a couple decades helping gentlemen find the perfect fit for their blazers, trousers, or space suits, Andy noticed a new calling: helping them keep their new duds clean. In 1955, he moved Mercury to the freshly erected Keyser Oak Shopping Center and renamed it Mercury One-Hour Cleaners, complementing his tailoring services with full-service dry cleaning. Now a Scranton institution as well, Mercury has since opened a second location. It’s also been passed down to Andy’s sons, John and Jim, who continue a legacy that today includes same-day dry cleaning, leather and suede cleaning, and expert tailoring and alterations.
Dashing Valet provides a worry-free, hassle-free experience, with free pickup and delivery paired with a host of quality services. With these gentlemen’s personal gentlemen on hand, there's no need to remember a trip to the dry cleaners. Customers can place their big bag of wrinkled or otherwise severely sullied clothes outside their door or in the lobby of their place of business, then return to their cubicled work world, take the kids to decathlon practice, or wander off for a nap in an intricate and murky cave system. Impeccably clean and pressed clothes reappear the next day, ready for a new day of hiding fur-free human skin. Besides pressing and cleaning clothes, Dashing Valet offers shoe repair, rug cleaning, drapery cleaning, and more. These captains of cleanliness strive for excellent customer service with a 24/7 informational hotline, as well as an commitment to accountability.
More than 85 years of gazing into wrinkled and stained threads hasn't disheartened the employees at National Cleaners & Yorgey's Fine Cleaning. They snap to attention with every delivery of soiled attire, ready to assess each garment’s fabric type and instructions for proper care. After dry cleaning or wet cleaning shirts, trousers, and jackets, the professionals replace shirt buttons free of charge. They offer same-day turnaround at no extra charge, as well as a 24-hour drop-off service that allows nighttime paratroopers to deposit their sullied parachutes upon landing.
National Cleaners & Yorgey's Fine Cleaning keeps Mother Earth's ozone fresh with recycled hangers that minimize carbon footprint. The business also gives back to the community by supporting initiatives such as Process Pink’s fight against breast cancer.
The toothsome offshoot of a popular farmers’-market pastry stand, The Little Bakery & Cafe plates up a delectable menu of handcrafted Greek and American pastries. Get a taste of the dessert that launched a thousand wetnaps by delving into sticky-sweet layers of flaky, golden baklava ($1/piece). Or, secure an assorted half-dozen of any of the homemade Greek goodies ($5.50) to share with friends or five phyllo-intolerant frenemies. Oven-fresh made-to-order pies ($8.95–$10.95) whirl out of the kitchen with molten cores of apple, pecan, pumpkin, or sweet potato, and 12 flavors of homemade ice cream ($1.45–$4.95) await to be piled atop brownies ($1.75), sandwiched between cookies ($0.40 each; $0.75 for two), or repurposed as caulk in extremely semipermanent structures.
De-soiling apparel while sparing Mother Earth, this eco-friendly dry cleaner welcomes customers to pick up and drop off orders 24/7 using unique, ATM-style receptacles. Ranked as one of the 500 top franchises in 2009 by Entrepreneur magazine, Oxxo Care eschews harsh chemicals in favor of environmentally safe solvents that high-five endangered pandas. Oxxo’s cleansters rely on recyclable and biodegradable plastics, and they pamper garments with new, European-style equipment. Renew the usual dry-cleaning suspects—pants, blouses, silk or linen shirts, blazers, skirts, and wearable pastrami—starting at $6.55. Polish up a dress starting at $8.95 or a two-piece suit for $13.10. Dust off that winter wool coat for $14–$18 or a long down chill defender for $20 in anticipation of weekend camping trips in the fridge. Resident garment specialists tend to the details of all jobs with hand ironing and personal, emotionally probing inspections.
The family that owns and runs Broughton Dry Cleaners draws from more than 30 years of building up experience in dry cleaning when removing soil and stains from formal- and casualwear at Broughton Dry Cleaners’ onsite cleaning plant. Within the facility, the cleaners eschew water as they restore shirts, pants, and dresses to a like-new luster, which is similar to a new-car smell but has nothing to do with strangers taking customers’ clothes for a test wear.