HANOVER, Mass. — Lapels Dry Cleaning, headquartered in Hanover, Mass., has reached a five-store development agreement with Mike and Carla Lane to bring the cleaning
franchise to the greater Jacksonville, Fla., area. The first two stores are slated to open later this year.
“We’re extremely excited about opening in Jacksonville as it represents Lapels Dry Cleaning’s first location in Florida,” says Lane, an executive in the bottling industry and Fleming Island resident. “Lapels, with its green initiative, truly represents the future of dry cleaning, and we think the response from people in Jacksonville will be tremendous.”
Most recently, Lapels signed a partnership agreement with GreenEarth® for its newer locations. Using these kinds of solutions and the latest technology in equipment, Lapels is one of the few dry cleaners able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process, the company says.
“We’re delighted to sign this agreement with Mark and Carla, as it means more than bringing an environmentally friendlier way to dry clean clothes to the area. It also means jobs,” says Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “We expect to add a total of almost 50 jobs to the greater Jacksonville area as we build our ‘Hub & Spokes’ network.”