Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cornerstone Cleaners Part 3: The Mainsteam Media Joins the Cause

The mainstream media picks up on the campaign to help find my shirts:

Main-Guy, Bro (NBC Universal, WRC)

dateTue, Mar 24, 2009 at 4:48 PM
subjectDry Cleaner Closed

hide details 4:48 PM (13 hours ago) Reply


We're doing a story on the quick closure of the dry cleaner at 14th and U. Wanted to see if we might be able to talk to you tonight about your missing laundry.

Call me at any of the numbers below.

Bro Main-Guy
Assignment Editor
Washington, DC

online story at

Hung Out To Dry

Dry cleaner closes; customers can't get clothes

Updated 12:15 AM EDT, Wed, Mar 25, 2009

Another Washington-area dry cleaner could be facing a lawsuit soon.

Customers who have stopped by to pick up their freshly-pressed items at Cornerstone Cleaners on U Street Northwest have been greeted by locked doors.

Some who tried to call the owner were told their clothes might be at an off-site facility. Others only got a message saying the voice mailbox was full.

This week, a handwritten note appeared in the door. It says the cleaners has gone out of business. Customers are directed to the building's management company.

Landlords opened the building Monday to help customers reclaim some of their items. But many left empty-handed; their clothes supposedly at the off-site facility. But the landlords don't know where that is.

"I have 20 shirts in there," said former Cornerstone client Suleiman Vick. "That's [worth] like, $200."

Stay tuned to find out if any administrative law judges have pants missing.

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