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New Cleaner Brings One Price, Green Technology

CD One Price Cleaners will open in August with one price ($2.79) for all dry cleaned items.

CD One Price Cleaners will open in August in Deerfield.
CD One Price Cleaners will open in August in Deerfield.

When Deerfield’s Board of Trustees approved a report of the Plan Commission Monday to grant a special use permit to CD One Price Cleaners, Village officials were excited about the environmentally friendly technology.

Residents may be just as excited paying one amount for all items dry cleaned ($2.79) and another fixed price for clothing laundered ($1.49), according to CD Chief Operating Officer Mike Corrao.

“We do apparel only,” Corrao said. “We do not do household items like comforters. The main reason we are able to keep our price low is we do a tremendous volume. Our average store does more than $1 million a year.” There are 33 stores in the Chicago area. It plans to open at 190 Waukegan Road in Deerfield in August.

Corrao focuses on speed as well. “If it’s in before 10 a.m. it will be ready by 5 p.m. that evening and we’ll send you an email when it’s ready,” he said.

The price was not discussed during the Board meeting and the one price concept barely mentioned. It was green technology like environmentally friendly solvents and the containment of vapors that was.

“We don’t want to subject our current cleaners to this (environmentally friendly techniques) because they have a lot of investment,” Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said. “We may want to make it a requirement for new owners.”

CD One Price Cleaners is able to recycle most of its solvents, which is made from petroleum, rather than perchloroethylene, according to Corrao. He also said the company makes an effort to train its employees in the best practices outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency at both the federal and state level.

“You can have all the best material and policy but you have to train your people,” Corrao said. “We train our people correctly on environmental (practices).” The effort is ongoing. The company also recycles its hangers. “Our customers do a wonderful job of bringing them back.”

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Just Sayin January 13, 2014 at 07:04 PM
McClown...You are going to save a bundle at this new cleaners! Rumor has it that all the currently established dry cleaners in DF and surrounding towns/villages have doubled and in some cases tripled the prices they charge you in an attempt to save themselves the grief of dealing with your stains.
McCloud January 14, 2014 at 09:33 AM
My stains? I heard they had to call a climatologist in to tackle the bundle in your drawers.
McCloud January 14, 2014 at 04:43 PM
The Extenze product is external use only next time dude.
Just Sayin January 14, 2014 at 07:11 PM
McClown....well if anyone should know...it would be you...dude.
david January 17, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Seems like the mayor was duped by corporate america. Did anyone do their own research? This is not a "green" cleaner. It is the McDonalds or Wallmart of cleaners. If the mayor (and this news organization) actually looked into this corporation's claims, as our neighbors in Chicago did, it would be clear that this is bad for the community. http://bit.ly/1eY3TLN, http://bit.ly/LswfFx . I don't want a WallMart in Deerfield. I don't want McDonalds in Deerfield. I don't want CD One Price in Deerfield.

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