Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently unveiled a new look for its dry cleaning stores and plants. New franchise locations and renewing franchise locations will adopt the new look Lapels in 2019.
“Over a decade ago, we led the charge in building a boutique-like call area to really help make a statement when guests entered our store. Today we’re taking the next step towards elegance that is pleasing in not only all parts of the US but other countries.” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels and co-author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business. “As we’ve grown as a franchise and expanded across the country and now world, we thought a more contemporary look was in order.”
The new look Lapels Dry Cleaning features an open floor plan with plenty of windows for natural light. Gone are the hardwood floors and wood-finished counters, replaced with slate-colored tiles on the floor, with the walls painted the same shade of gray. A new millwork package features quartz countertops and dark grey cabinets with inset trim.
The look goes beyond pure aesthetics and includes new and improved functionality. One of those is a drop-off area for 24/7 service. Utilizing a kiosk and ATM, customers will be able to drop off clothes in a locker (the pass code will be e-mailed or texted to them) and then be notified when those items are ready for pick-up, also from a locker with a secure pass code. Most importantly, customers will be able to access that part of the store before, during and after store hours, from a separate entrance. In an alternate design and option, Lapels stores will have a 24/7 Locker Room and Drop off for 24/7 access.
The exterior will also undergo an upgrade, with full-length windows for the store front. The new store front will also feature areas for curb-side pickup.
The new design for Lapels Dry Cleaning was done by JAM ARCH Architects of Fairfield, New Jersey. The first location slated to receive the new look will be Lapels Dry Cleaning of West Roxbury in the West Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts. In the future when existing stores are remodeled, they will also adopt the new look and feel.
“In the past year or two, we have entered several new states—Texas, Michigan, Tennessee, to name a few. The timing for this new look could not be better as we continue to expand from our New England headquarters and establish ourselves from coast-to-coast and with international locations,” said Dubois.
Lapels Dry Cleaning currently has plans to enter several new states, including New York, North Carolina and Illinois.
To learn more about franchise opportunities for veterans 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.
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, Phoenix, Scottsdale), California (Gilroy, Hollister), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island, Orange Park, Tampa) Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, South Boston, Brighton, Burlington, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, Easton, Framingham, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, North Andover, Malden, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Newtonville, Norton, Somerville, Stoughton, Walpole, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood, West Roxbury and Wilmington), Michigan (Beverly Hills, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo, Oxford, Pontotoc), New Jersey (Brick, Somerville), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Tennessee (Nashville, Franklin, Germantown, Arlington), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville, Katy, Little Elm, Prosper, Richmond, Spring, Sugar Land). Additional locations are coming soon to Boston, MA, Latham, NY.
Lapels Dry Cleaning has received several accolades in the franchise world. That includes being ranked as the number one franchise in the Dry Cleaning and Delivery Services category for Entrepreneur’s Annual “Franchise 500” for 2016. 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 has also been named to Franchise Times Top 200+.
Lapels has also achieved acclaim in the dry-cleaning industry. Lapels Dry Cleaning CEO Kevin Dubois is the co-author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business, sold on Amazon.com.
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.