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Woman holds up dry cleaning business with a sword

"A Cary woman is behind bars and charged with robbing a dry cleaning business with a sword, according to a Wake County Magistrate’s Order. Chloe Marie Martinez, 23, is charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon after police say she robbed Kwon’s Crescent Commons Dry Cleaners on Tuesday. The store is located off Kildaire Farm Road in the Walmart and Harris Teeter shopping center. According to court documents, Martinez went into the store with an 18-inch sword where she then robbed the store and threatened the life of the employee." Read more on this story here. While the robber's choice of weapon is indeed strange, the situation is no laughing matter. Thankfully, this woman was quickly apprehended and will face charges of armed robbery. It was estimated that she stole a total of $150. We bet she is seriously regretting this decision now. At My Pilgrim Cleaners, we...
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The history and evolution of dry cleaning

"It’s a captivating story. Back in 1825, a careless maid in the employ of one Jean-Baptiste Jolly knocked over a turpentine lamp, spilling the liquid onto a stained tablecloth. Apparently, Jolly was a frugal man: turpentine, a liquid obtained by the distillation of pine tree resin, was a cheap alternative to whale oil, the common fuel for lamps. While Jolly may have been thrifty, he was astute. He noted that the stains vanished where the kerosene had soaked through the fabric. And at that moment the dry cleaning industry was born! At least so goes the possibly apocryphal tale. What is known is that Jolly was the first to provide “dry cleaning” at his “Teinturerie Jolly” in Paris, bathing fabrics that would normally not stand up well to water in turpentine. “Dry cleaning” is only “dry” in the sense that no water is used. Although Jolly is commonly credited with...
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Customers of closed dry cleaning business wondering how to reclaim their garments

"Carol Rowley dropped off 10 sweaters at Amy's Green Dry Cleaning a week ago. When she went to pick them up on Monday, the store at 2608 S. Timberline Road was closed. She went again on Tuesday. The store was still locked up tight. Rowley drove to Amy's Green Dry Cleaning on Harmony Road. A note on that door said the cleaner had moved operations and directed her back to the shuttered Timberline store. "I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do next," Rowley told the Coloradoan. The five cashmere sweaters and five others she left at the cleaner's are worth about $1,000, she said." Read about this story here. This isn't the first time a dry cleaning business has shuttered it's doors without notifying customers. It's a terrifying thought to realize that the hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of clothes you sent...
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