PEORIA, Ill.–After 105 years of providing dry cleaning service to Peoria, Ideal Troy Cleaners is closing its three locations and with this customers need to find somewhere else to get their dry cleaning done.
Another Peoria dry cleaner says it is ready to step in and fill the void.
“Customers love our service. I’m sad Ideal, after 105 years, is closing. But we are looking forward to taking care of his customers,” said Victor Patel, owner of Eagle Dry Cleaners.
Eagle Dry Cleaners has been in Peoria since 2011, and has locations on North Knoxville near Route 6 (9915 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61615) and in Sheridan Village (4125 N Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL 61614). Victor Patel says that providing excellent customer service is a priority for his business.
“We do service here to make sure that no one ever has any issues. We are responsible for the clothes and everything,” said Patel.
And although dry cleaning is quite the process, Patel says it is all worth it. He and his team dry clean more than 500 shirts each day, as well as suits, dresses, and pants.
“We make sure all clothes are cleaned, pressed, employees inspect the clothes, check the spots and everything,” said Patel.
Rupa Patel, Victor’s wife, also manages the stores. She says she wants to honor Ideal Troy, a business that served Peoria for many years, by taking great care of its customers.
“It’s very sad to hear that a local business has been in business for 105 years, and it’s sad to hear that they are closing down. But we will try to serve their old customers as our new customers here and we will try our best,” said Patel.
Eagle Dry Cleaners is opening a new location next month where Biehl’s Cleaners was located. This is off of Rockwood and Glen Avenue. This will be the Patel’s third store opened in Peoria.