Dry cleaning customers left high and dry when business closes - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Dry cleaning customers left high and dry when business shuts down

Dry cleaner closes down shop with customers left looking for belongings. (Source: WOIO) Dry cleaner closes down shop with customers left looking for belongings. (Source: WOIO)

A local dry cleaning service on Buckeye Road in Cleveland was in business one day, and was gone the next, left it's customers high and dry.

Tina Johnson is one of those customers.  She dropped off her items at GorPa Whirlpool's Dry Cleaning last Tuesday. On Friday she arrived and saw nothing but empty shelves.

"I paid in advance and when I got here the doors were locked.  No clothes, no cleaners, no nothing."

Other folks arrived to drop off laundry, and were just as surprised.

What bothers Tina is that her phone number is on her receipt, and she thinks she deserved a call.

"Give me my clothes back I don't even care if you didn't clean em.  Just give me my clothes I need my uniforms," says Johnson.

We caught up with the owner, Rev. James Guy, who says he had to move out quickly and the clothes are in storage.

"You can see why somebody that does have a good number and didn't get a call might be worried," asks 19 Action News Reporter Paul Orlousky.

"Right but I called everybody I had a number for," replied Guy.

However, he had Tina's from the receipt.  We helped him post a number for people to call for pick ups and had him dial Tina in front of us.

"Ms. Johnson, Pastor Guy. Hey, Where's your location, do you want me to bring you your clothing?" he asked Tina. 

Tina took no chances. She arrived quickly, got her clothing and was off to work.

It is certainly understandable that until a new pick up number was posted Tina and others felt they had been taken to the cleaners. 

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