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The future of dry cleaning comes to Scottsdale.

The future of dry cleaning comes to Scottsdale.


September 16, 2014

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently announced a five-store development agreement with Scottsdale resident Shane Kelly. The initial Lapels Dry Cleaning store and plant will open at 8240 North Hayden Road in Scottsdale on September 20. A grand opening is set for October 18.

"We're extremely excited to bring Lapels Dry Cleaning to Scottsdale for many reasons. First and foremost is Lapels environmentally responsible way of cleaning clothes," said Kelly. "When we open our doors on the 20th, we will be one of the few dry cleaners in Scottsdale who can claim that there is no hazardous waste in our dry cleaning process."

Lapels Dry Cleaning will use GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry's only non-toxic cleaning alternative, at its Scottsdale locations. By utilizing GreenEarth and the latest technology in equipment, Lapels' dry cleaning process has no odor and is gentler on clothes, thus lengthening the life of clothes.

Lapels Dry Cleaning also sets itself apart with its customer service. Lapels customers are greeted to a warm and inviting reception area, with friendly customer service representatives, and alteration services.

Lapels offers it's customers Automatic Rewards earning them credit towards free dry cleaning for every dollar they spend, Loyalty Programs, a VIP Program which eliminates the need to wait in line, the use of a 24 Hour Drop Off Service and free Home Delivery. Same day service is also available with pick-up after 5 pm.

"When I was researching business opportunities, the green portion was certainly important," said Kelly, who spent the previous two decades in sales in the medical device industry. "What really sold me was the quality of the company's offerings and its vision of the dry cleaning industry. And for someone who has essentially lived on an airplane for the past 20 years, the chance to spend more quality time with my family while building a business and giving back to my local community was alluring."

The Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce will be holding a ribbon-cutting at Lapels Dry Cleaning of Scottsdale on October 8 at 4:30 p.m. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will be in attendance.

"We're delighted to sign this agreement with Shane as it means more than bringing an environmentally friendlier way to dry clean clothes to Scottsdale. It also means jobs," said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. "We expect to add more than 25 jobs to the greater Scottsdale area as we build a network of Lapels Dry Cleaning locations."

For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning, please visit www.mylapels.com.

Lapels Dry Cleaning - Environmentally Friendly Cleaners
Each Lapels Dry Cleaning store offers a full slate of services, including: same-day dry cleaning; shirt service; tailoring; shoe repair; wedding gown preservation; suede and leather processing; box storage and fur storage. Lapels Dry Cleaning has stores in Arizona (Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale), California (Poway), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island), Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Bedford, Boston, Brighton, Cambridge, Cohasset, Dedham, Easton, Framingham, Franklin, Hanover, Hingham, Marshfield, Natick, Needham, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Walpole, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Mississippi (New Albany), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick, Freehold and Verona), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), Rhode Island (Lincoln); South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island); Texas (Austin, Bee Cave, Brownsville, Cedar Park). Additional locations are coming soon to Jacksonville, FL, Tampa and Orange Park, FL, Boston Seaport, MA, Scottsdale, AZ, Yuma, AZ, and Allston, MA

Lapels Dry Cleaning has been ranked in Entrepreneur's 26th Annual "Franchise 500" as well as Entrepreneur's "Top 50 New Franchises," identifying Lapels Dry Cleaning as one of today's top franchise opportunities. Entrepreneur's "Franchise 500" is the best and most comprehensive rating of franchises in the world and is based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.

Lapels Dry Cleaning corporate offices are located at 962 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Lapels Dry Cleaning, call toll free (866) 695-2735 or email sales@lapelsdrycleaning.com. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company's Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.