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Overseeing London Cleaners — and family —
one stitch at a time

Journal Sentinel, by Jan Uebelherr

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Posted By:Piercentire, 5/3/2014 9:13:10 AM

For nearly 60 years, Kathy Dionesopulos presided over the London Cleaners, a bustling downtown institution where you could get a hat blocked, a bridal gown mended, a tablecloth repaired and, yes, dry cleaning done. But Dionesopulos brought something besides clothing care to the counter. She found out how that gown got torn, how that candle burned the tablecloth and so much more. "The counter that divided her from her customers really was like a bridge. She was learning things about her customers and turning them into friends. I think she fixed people´s lives in a lot of ways,"

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just a nice story ...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MeiDei, 5/3/2014 10:43:37 AM     (No. 9834928)

What a nice story, brought back childhood memories of a cleaner with similar service. My dad used to have his hats cleaned & blocked & when the cleaner retired the hats were too.

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