Chris’s Dry Cleaning & Shirt Service

Mt. Pleasant. 808 Coleman Blvd. 884-9044

Although this is only the second year Chris’s Dry Cleaning & Shirt Service has been voted Best Dry Cleaner by City Paper readers, the Coleman Boulevard store has some truly dedicated fans. “Our biggest base is in loyal customers, and they come from all around,” says owner/namesake Chris Keil. “We have some customers who come from as far away as Summerville, and even some who send items in by Fed Ex from Hilton Head, Camden, and other outlying areas.” Keil has been in the dry cleaning business for over 30 years now, starting when he worked at a cleaners in high school. The first Chris’s Dry Cleaning opened in 1986 and was located across the street from the current location; they switched sides in 2000. After years of living every wife’s dream — her husband doing the lion’s share of the laundry — Chris’s wife Dianne recently started working full-time at the store, too. “Chris is a perfectionist,” Dianne says. “He’s always stressed quality and service … he expects a lot from his people, and that’s what we try to give our customers. He knows his clothes. You’ll never see him in jeans or a T-shirt.”