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The Future of Dry Cleaning comes to Chicagoland

The Future of Dry Cleaning comes to Chicagoland


May 02, 2019

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently opened a full-service, environmentally friendly dry cleaning plant on April 3 at 819 Ridge Road in Wilmette, IL. Previously the location of Wilmette Tailors and Cleaners, Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wilmette represents the first Lapels Dry Cleaning location in the state of Illinois.

Fahim Zuberi is the owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wilmette. He took over the dry cleaner in September 2018 and led the conversion into a Lapels Dry Cleaning plant.

"The previous owner had been there since 1931 and the conversion to Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wilmette didn't happen overnight and involved much more than changing signs," said Zuberi. "We've updated the machines and technology so we can use GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry's only non-toxic cleaning alternative. What that means is, as of April, we are the only dry cleaner in the area to have zero hazardous waste in the dry cleaning process."

Zuberi's entry into the business world as a dry cleaning franchise owner didn't happen overnight either. A native of Pakistan, Zuberi worked as a Supervisor of Airport Services for Emirates Airlines at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan. Through the E2 visa program, Zuberi was able to come to the States and open his dry cleaning plant.

"The people at Lapels have been phenomenal to me. In addition to offering a superior dry cleaning product that is environmentally safe, they have provided the coaching and mentoring to me to enable me to step in and run my own business," said Zuberi. "Now that the conversion is complete, I'm so excited for people in the Chicagoland area to experience the difference in Lapels Dry Cleaning."

Lapels' environmentally-friendly cleaning process has no odor and is gentler on clothes, thus lengthening the life of clothes. Additionally, Lapels Dry Cleaning 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.

Hours at Lapels Dry Cleaning in Wilmette are: Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, 12 pm to 3 pm.

For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wilmette, please visit http://mylapels.com/locations/wilmette/.