About American Dry Cleaners
American Dry Cleaners has the distinction of being Charlotte’s oldest operating dry cleaners.
It dates back to November 1921 and was called American Dry Cleaning Co. It was originally located at 1406 South Tryon Street and by 1926 had opened a branch location at 323 E. Trade Street. Its original slogan was “Particular Work for Particular People.”
Later in 1927, the business was consolidated and moved to East Morehead Street. In 1982, another branch store was opened at 1806 North Graham Street and was known as American Dry Cleaners. Finally in January 1984, this became the main and only location when the Morehead store had to be moved in order to make way for the new I-277 and South Blvd. interchange.
This dry cleaner has seen many changes over the years including 5 different owners, starting with H.E Deal, H.E. Deal Jr., David Allen, Kenneth Hill and currently Larry Hill. One thing that has never changed is the commitment to providing expert dry cleaning and pressing with attention to detail to it’s many customers, some of which are 2nd and 3rd generation.