Lapels Dry Cleaning open at 819 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL
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WILMETTE, Ill. - May 2, 2019 - illiNews -- Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently opened a full-service, environmentally friendly dry cleaning plant and store on April 3 at 819 Ridge Road in Wilmette, IL. Previously the location of Wilmette Tailors and Cleaners, Lapels Dry Cleaning of 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 cleaners 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 and 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 store.

"The people at Lapels have been phenomenal to me. In addition to offering a superior dry cleaning product that 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."

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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

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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); Illinois (Wilmette); Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, South Boston, Brighton, Burlington, 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, W Roxbury and Wilmington), Michigan (Beverly Hills, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Olive Branch, Tupelo, Oxford, Pontotoc), New Jersey (Brick, Somerville), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Tennessee (Arlington, Brentwood, Franklin, Germantown, Nashville), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville, Katy, Little Elm, Prosper, Richmond, Spring, Sugar Land). Additional locations are coming soon to Charlotte, NC, Latham, NY, Fort Mill, SC, and Carolina Forest, SC.

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Lapels Dry Cleaning has received a number of 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

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 Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company's Web site,

Steve Dubin

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