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 from Jet Cleaners in New Haven. Choose between the following options:
- $10 for $50 worth of pick-up/delivery dry cleaning
- $10 for $25 worth of drop-off dry cleaning
Voted second-best dry cleaner by the New Haven Advocate, family-owned Jet Cleaners has served up fresh platters of bone-dry duds for more than 50 years. All non-wet work is done on location, while free, twice weekly pick-up 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 that 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 for dry cleaning such as dresses start at $12.25, and big-ticket items such as 3/4-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 best dry cleaners by the New Haven Advocate. Jet Cleaners also was awarded Best Dry Cleaner/Tailor by the New Haven Register's Reader's Poll. Reviewers are mixed on pricing of services but praise staff friendliness. Yelpers give it a three-star average, and five 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 06511