A freshly scented wardrobe benefits the individual, the family, and the sensitive olfactory organs of wire hangers and bureau drawers. Pamper animate and inanimate noses with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $50 worth of pickup or delivery dry cleaning from Jet Cleaners in New Haven.
Voted second place for Best Dry Cleaner by the New Haven Advocate's Best of New Haven readers' poll in 2010, family-owned Jet Cleaners has served up fresh platters of bone-dry duds for more than 50 years. All nonwet work is done on location, and free, twice weekly pickup and delivery is available to the majority of New Haven County. Same-day drop-off service (in by 10 a.m., out by 4 p.m.) ensures customers have time to sully their newly sparking threads with a sloppy spaghetti dinner or bar fight with a slime ghost.
Basic shirt dry cleaning begins at $6.25, and basic laundered dress shirts start at $2.40; fancier garments, such as dresses, start at $12.25, and big-ticket items, such as three-quarter-length coats and tuxedos, start at $14.50. Visit the website for a full list of delivery coverage areas and call ahead to discuss pricing and delivery arrangements.
Jet Cleaners was named second place for Best Dry Cleaner by the New Haven Advocate's Best of New Haven readers' poll. Jet Cleaners also was awarded Best Dry Cleaner/Tailor by the New Haven Register's readers' poll. Reviewers are mixed on pricing of services but praise staff friendliness. More than 10 Yelpers give it a 2.5-star average, and eight Insider Pagers give it an average of four stars.
Since Jim and Mike Amore opened Jet Cleaners in 1956, the place has become a rite of passage not only for Mike Amore Jr., who worked there as a teen and now represents the third generation of his family's business. The company's Facebook page fondly catalogs photos of staff through the decades, occasionally noting the growth of their careers and families, or marking their passing. The good feelings are mutual, as the community voted Jet Cleaners Elm City's Best Dry Cleaner and Tailor in 2011. Voting with their dollars, the Yale Repertory Theater and Yale Medical School entrust Amore and his team with their costumes and lab coats, a practice begun after hearing the school's dean relied on them to starch his upper lip. A light touch with these delicate materials extends to refreshing heirloom quilts and wedding gowns, as well as tailoring suits.
Wooster Square / Mill River
687-691 State St.
New Haven, Connecticut 06511Get Directions