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Customers Steamed They Can’t Retrieve Clothes After NJ Dry Cleaner Closes

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Customers of a Morris County dry cleaner are fuming after the business was forced to close down, leaving all their clothes held hostage inside.

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, an eviction notice was placed last Friday on the front door of Any Garment Dry Cleaners in the East Hanover Plaza shopping center on Route 10.

“I come every day because all my uniforms are here,” said Susan Connolly, a nurse. “My lab coats are here.”

“It’s frustrating,” added Kathy Koscienlak. “My husband’s had clothing here two weeks now. We came last Saturday, and we saw the notice up.”

Any Garment is a chain of cleaners in New Jersey. They offer dry cleaning of any item for $1.99 — cash up front.

“I know it was inexpensive and much less than other dry cleaners I’ve used,” said customer Lisa Iervolino. “But not if it’s going to go out of business.”

Customers were directed to go next door, where Pearle Vision is taking names and numbers.

“It’s one thing that they were evicted, but at least let the landlord step forward and let people get their clothes back,” Koscienlak said.

The attorney for the Any Garment said he’s in discussions with the landlord’s lawyer about finding a way to return the clothing to those who want them back. He would not say how the eviction came about.

The property manager, DDR Corp., did not return calls seeking comment.

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