At 18 locations throughout the greater Phoenix area, Delia's team inspects, maintains, and cleans all manner of clothing and fabric, enhancing this service with free pickup and delivery. Founded in 1969, they're careful to ensure that each item gets the right kind of treatment. Sturdy material such as wool and cotton undergoes the standard cleaning. More delicate fabrics and garments with beads or sequins—cowboy outfits, for example—go through a gentler method that prevents any damage. To keep customers in the know, they've documented their means of fabric care in explicit detail online. Delia's crew also works to sew buttons back on, replace zippers, and make alterations.
Since 1988, the deal-hunters at Dry Clean Super Saver (Arizona) have connected customers with a trustworthy network of dry-cleaning and automotive-repair technicians. Armed with easy-to-use punch cards, clients save huge amounts money on dry cleaning and automotive maintenance, the two costliest household expenses after plumbing repair and poltergeist removal. The association of participating cleaners and garages stretches across the country, ensuring that cardholders can remove stains from a dress shirt or change an oil filter wherever they happen to be.
Since 1977, Davey Jones Fireworks Superstore has made the night sky sparkle for festive celebrations of independence, freedom, and minor explosions. Customers can peruse a huge selection that includes smoke devices, sparklers and hand fountains for backyard displays.
The bouncing bambino of Aiello's Italian Restaurant, Aiello's Salumeria fills bellies a menu rich with homemade pastas and antipasti, Boar's Head cold cuts, and authentic Italian pastries. Guests dive into bowls of stracciatella—an Italian egg-drop soup ($4)—as love-starved guests hug the calamari fritti's tender squid arms ($8). The italian spinach salad teams pancetta with mushrooms, red onions, eggs, and vinaigrette ($9), and chicken ($12) and veal ($14) vie for kingdoms of spaghetti-pomodoro hills. The house hero dons a mozzarella mask and provolone cape, rescuing prosciutto-bound damsels from the deli case's icy grip ($8).
Both locations have sophisticated wet-cleaning technology, which leaves garments cleaner, brighter, and softer; natural soaps and conditioners mean your freshly cleaned clothes won't reek like a vat of Lime-A-Way or a vat of hickory barbecue sauce. Once you've brought in your Groupon and registered your $40 credit at the store, you can either drop off your dry cleaning or call for free pick-up and delivery (minimum three pieces of dry cleaning). Prices range from $6.00 for pants or a blouse to $36.70 for a king-size comforter.
Blu Sudz is a green laundromat offering professional fluff-n-fold services with the convenience of speedy turnaround time. To fulfill its commitment to a cleaner future, Blu Sudz uses eco-friendly, all-natural cleaning products, as well as front-loading washing machines that require less water and in-house recycling containers. Sullied separates are shampooed, conditioned, and blow-dried by a meticulous staff that takes care to divide all laundry by color, fabric, and laundering temperature, and each load is washed and dried separately. All necessary detergents, softeners, and washboards are included in the $1.00 per/lb. charge, with a minimum of 10 lbs. needed for drop-off service. Blu Sudz also offers laundry services for other washable wares such as cozy comforters ($15 for full-size, $16 for queen-size, $17 for king-size) and 5'x9' area rugs ($23), as well as sleeping bags, bath mats, and fruit. Most jobs are completed within 24–48 hours, though same-day service is available.