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Lapels Dry Cleaning coming to Boston’s Seaport District

Lapels Dry Cleaning coming to Boston’s Seaport District


August 22, 2014

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently announced a seven-store development agreement with the father and son team of Steve Goddess and Scott Goddess to bring the Future of Dry Cleaning to Boston’s Seaport District. The initial store will be located at 415 D Street in South Boston.

The Goddess duo has extensive experience with franchise development and operations from their success at expanding the Dunkin Donut brand presence within the metro Boston area.

“When considering our next business venture, we were looking for a forward-thinking franchise that had the potential for being the next Dunkin Donuts in their industry,” said Scott Goddess. “With their commitment to greener, more environmentally friendly ways of dry cleaning and their involvement in the community, Lapels has that potential. And in the fastest growing market in Boston, the Seaport District, we are extremely excited about this opportunity.”

Adds Scott Goddess, “When I was recently out in the Seaport District, I overheard some people talking about the Fort Point area and how it was a growing neighborhood. One of the people noted that a neighborhood becomes a neighborhood once it has a dry cleaner. That made me smile.”

An opening of the first Lapels Dry Cleaning in the Seaport District is anticipated in the early fall.

Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience for the past dozen years. Earlier this year, Lapels signed a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry’s only non-toxic cleaning alternative for its newer locations.  Using these kinds of solutions and the latest technology in equipment, Lapels is one of the few dry cleaners able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process. Their environmentally-friendly 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 to all its customers. Same day service is also available with pick-up after 5 pm.

“We’re delighted to sign this agreement with Scott and Steve as it means more than bringing an environmentally friendlier way to dry clean clothes to the Seaport District. It also means jobs,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “We expect to add a total of almost 30 jobs to Boston as we build our hub and spokes 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), California (Poway), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), 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, Fleming Island, 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 [email protected]. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site, www.lapelsdrycleaning.com.