The Shelton family applies more than 100 years' experience in the dry-cleaning business to swiftly cleanse clients? garments at each of their locations? in-house plants. Drop off any garment?from a blazer for work to coveralls for a live reenactment of American Gothic?before 9 a.m. for same-day pickup after 5 p.m., or after 9 a.m. for next-day service. The reliable cleaners? inspection department ensures that dry-cleaned clothes come back looking as crisp as a deep-fried cummerbund, and its gentle solvents, up-to-date equipment, and thoughtful recycling policies help steward the environment. In addition to its dry-cleaning services, Shelton Family Cleaners also provides regular laundry services and specialized wedding gown cleanings. The 7951 Katy Freeway location in Houston also performs alterations and repairs.
Not only is Sweet Lola Yogurt Bar an "antidote to the antiseptic Pinkberrys of the world," according to Lonely Planet, it's also "the most adorable place in Houston"—or so gushes a Houston Press blogger. Like a worn-in powdered wig, the cozy shop exudes a shabby-chic French aesthetic, with bright pastel colors complementing cream-colored wooden furniture and shelves full of jarred candy and homey gifts. Sweet Lola's seasonal fro-yo flavors are equally adorable, boasting names such as "dreamy chocolate," "merri mint," and "blush," a combination of cherry and almond. Each creamy spoonful tickles taste buds with probiotic flavor sweetened with cane sugar and free of corn syrup or additives. A small but dependable selection of artisanal toppings crowns frozen creations with peanut-butter croutons and cookie crumble.
The staff at Regency Cleaners wants the environment to stay as immaculate as the shirts, dresses, and suits that emerge from its facility. As part of that effort, cleaners employ a textile dry-cleaning machine that's specifically designed to battle stains with nontoxic and odor-free solvents. In addition to this eco-friendly process, the staff launders everyday garments and preserves wedding gowns for a lifetime of being worn by the family's pets on Halloween. And if cleaners notice damage on a jacket or pair of pants, they can repair the item and make the necessary alterations.
Unlike the clothing trends that have passed through its doors over the last 73 years, Esquire Fine Cleaners’ dedication to quality service has never changed. During the dry-cleaning process, the staff uses an odorless, nontoxic solvent to gently cleanse delicate silk and fine wool garments or de-grime household linens and casual pieces. Wedding-gown preservation protects the delicate folds of lace and the sheen on satin, creating an instant heirloom for a daughter, granddaughter, or gullible family dog. The staff also imparts its expertise to alterations and shoe repair.
The expert tailors at Spirit Alterations prevent shirtsleeves from covering hands, pants from falling down, and dresses from accentuating the wrong features. In other words, they ensure that clothes of all kinds fit, which is a must for making positive first impressions and convincing people you're not concealing any party subs in your trouser pleats. Tuxes are also available to rent for special occasions such as weddings and proms.
As they launder or dry clean customers’ garments, the cleaning technicians at A-1 Dry Cleaners keep two principles in mind: thoroughness and convenience. They cleanse most garments within 24–48 hours, but more intricate getups—such as a wedding dress or a vintage firefighter's muumuu—may take up to 72 hours.