Alexander’s Dry Cleaners began as an idea of Alex in the desert of North Africa in 1945. Back then, Alex Alexander, Sr. was a soldier in the US Air Force. The world was at war, and it was always a treat for the troops to receive messages from their loved ones back at home. One of Alex’s combat buddies received a letter from his parents and in that letter was a crisp $100 bill.
Alex was excited at the site of such a large bill. He asked his buddy what his parents did for a living to be able to send $100, which would have been worth a little over $1300 in 1945. His fellow Air Force buddy said “My mom and dad own a dry cleaners and laundry”.
Right then, a light bulb went on for Alex. He had always wanted to work for himself, and when he learned how much money he could make in the dry cleaning and laundry business, he knew exactly what he was going to do once he was discharged.
As soon as he got back home to Detroit, Alex contacted local dry cleaners and started a pick-up and delivery route, the only problem is that he had no vehicle. However, he didn’t let that stop him. Being 24 years old and full of energy, he simply started his route on foot. Shortly after he was able to purchase a van and his business grew. Two short years later he saved enough money to open his very own Dry Cleaners.
Several locations and five children later, Alex Sr. passed away and left the business to his family. While four of his offspring chose different paths, Alex Jr. chose to continue his dad’s legacy by remaining in the dry cleaning business.
Today, Alex Jr. operates Alexander’s Dry Cleaners out a 4,000 square foot facility in Allen Park Michigan. All of the dry cleaning and laundry is done right on site, including dress shirts and household items using environmentally friendly and state of the art equipment. There’s even a seamstress on staff who can do most any alteration or repair imaginable.
Alexander’s is thankful for having a loyal following of daily walk in customers who have patronized the business for many years. They also proudly clean and repair the uniforms for several High School ROTCs, band and choir programs. Their most notable client is the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
Alexander’s Dry Cleaners invites you to experience our quality dry cleaning, laundry, and alterations services for yourself. Bring your clothes to our store located at 5741 Allen Rd. in Allen Park, MI and allow us to gain your trust. We’d love to have you as one of our regular customers.