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Downtown business closes after 30 years

Downtown’s last dry cleaner shuts doors, offering concierge service

Downtown Dayton’s last remaining dry cleaner shut its doors for the last time on New Year’s Eve after 30 years in business.

Majestic Cleaners and Laundry owner John Blair said the business located at 40 N. Main St. in the Kettering Tower will offer a pickup/drop off concierge service to businesses and individuals in the downtown area.

“We recognize the need downtown and will try to provide a service,” Blair said of the free door-to-door option.

He said marketing efforts aimed at boosting business at Majestic failed, so he had no choice but shut its doors.

“It is a sad commentary on downtown,” he said. ” We couldn’t afford to keep someone down there.”

Blair is a part owner of Beavercreek-based Buckeye Discount Dry Cleaners, a company that has two area locations.

He said Majestic Cleaners manager Linda Bolinger and another employee will now work for Buckeye Cleaners.

Call (937) 461-3780 for information about its concierge service, which Bolinger said will operate three days a week.

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