Nashville Lapels Store Opens


Chris Cooley, owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Nashville. (Photo: Lapels Dry Cleaning)

Tim Burke |

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HANOVER, Mass. — Lapels Dry Cleaning, in late February, opened a full-service, environmentally-friendly drycleaning plant at 6019 Nolensville Pike in Nashville, Tenn.

“I’m extremely excited to be opening several locations that will offer a sustainable, non-toxic method for dry cleaning clothes in Nashville and the surrounding areas,” says Chris Cooley, the owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Nashville.

“When we opened our doors we become one of the only dry cleaners in town using a 100% environmentally non-toxic cleaning solution,” he indicates.

Cooley, a Franklin, Tenn. resident, also planned to open Lapels Dry Cleaning stores in Franklin in March and Bellevue in April, Lapels writes, with other locations following soon after.

“As a financial consultant for 26 years and a private business owner for the last 18 of those years, I’ve spent a lot of time traveling,” relates Cooley.

“At the end of the day, I'm an entrepreneur at heart and I wanted to start a business I could be a part of and participate in the local community,” he shares.

“I also wanted to offer something different than my competitors,” he continues, “and Lapels enables me to do so on a number of levels. In addition to a more upscale and welcoming environment.”

Adds Cooley, “We’ll also offer free home delivery, a 24-hour drop-off service, VIP and other loyalty programs, and electronic notifications when your items are ready.”

The firm notes it has pioneered its eco-friendly drycleaning experience over the past 18 years, saying that, “Part of that effort includes a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®.

“Using these kinds of solutions and the latest technology in equipment,” it further points out, “it is also one of the few dry cleaners able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in its process.”

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Tim Burke

American Drycleaner


Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or [email protected]


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