Got something stuck inside shuttered Quality Cleaners? 3 chances to get it before building is sold

(WSB file photo)

Last June, we reported on the then-impending closure of Quality Cleaners (2601 California sW), one of The Admiral District’s oldest businesses, after a sudden death in the owners’ family. When it closed, many customers still hadn’t picked up items left for cleaning. In subsequent months, we have heard occasionally from customers trying to find out how to retrieve those items – not just clothing; at least two had family keepsakes. Now, we’ve heard from the family that owns the building. They have put it up for sale (here’s the listing) and are planning to open the doors for three upcoming afternoons so people can come get those items. Those dates are noon-4 pm on Saturday, April 17th; Sunday, April 18th; and Monday, April 19th. Masks required. After that, anything unclaimed will be donated.

15 Replies to "Got something stuck inside shuttered Quality Cleaners? 3 chances to get it before building is sold"

  • rpo April 7, 2021 (5:28 pm)

    This building would be a great restaurant location. Circa…looking at you!

    • miws April 7, 2021 (8:23 pm)

      RPO, I was thinking the same thing. I don’t know if Circa would have the need/desire/ability to move to a larger(?) spot, But, that corner spot in a cool old building would be great for a restaurant. They would even have that cool old sign if they wanted to keep it, and if current city code would allow them to… —Mike

      • junctioneer April 8, 2021 (7:07 am)

        The Good Society would look great in there. Not that it makes any sense for them to change locations.

  • LyndaB April 7, 2021 (8:45 pm)

    Donuuuuut shop……

  • Abk April 7, 2021 (9:31 pm)

    The women who ran the cleaners were such nice people. Any word on if they are ok or if there is anything the community can do to support them or thank them for their kindness to customers over the years?

    • AdmiralSDV April 8, 2021 (9:51 am)

      I second this. They were so kind and knew me by name, and their excellent customer service is sorely missed. 

    • W SEA Fields April 8, 2021 (11:23 am)

      Have not heard anything about Tracy, but Diane said she was going to retire with the closure: had been there for almost 30 years and it was time to relax.

  • sw April 8, 2021 (7:01 am)

    Clearly this needs to become a pizza place.

    • Robin April 13, 2021 (3:34 pm)

      Hahahaha… Clearly a Pizza Place is needed!

  • Sue T. April 8, 2021 (10:40 am)

    I don’t think a restaurant or other food business would be allowed to occupy the space. The soil under an old dry cleaning business is invariably contaminated with chlorine and other solvents that the new property owner would need to have remediated before repurposing the building.

  • FM April 8, 2021 (11:52 am)

    This would make a great music venue!

  • jack April 8, 2021 (4:09 pm)

    After the Covid lbs I hope things still fit.

  • Mt April 8, 2021 (4:31 pm)

    A Brownrigg/West of Chicago collaboration would be great for that spot.  

  • Jody Rodgers April 9, 2021 (5:52 pm)

    Just a reminder that Southwest Cleaners on 35th, next to Westy is a great dry cleaner. Our Asian neighbors and business owners need our support more than ever right now. 

  • Bill April 10, 2021 (1:25 pm)

    Agreed – Diane and Tracy were super nice and knew me by name as well. I’m glad that I had a last chance to say good bye and thank them. I met the owner one time and he was really friendly – sad that he passed.

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