Local Cleaners celebrating 60 years


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven’s Jet Cleaners, a dry cleaners stationed on State Street, is celebrating its 60th year in existence.

“It was important for them that they had a name that was modern,” Mike Amore Jr., owner and son of one of the original founders Mike Amore, said. “‘Jet’ was modern — it was jet travel — it was 1956 and 60 years later we’re still Jet Cleaners.”

Jet Cleaners was founded in 1956 when Mike Amore Sr. and Vincent (Jim) Amore established the dry cleaners to help their father, Nick, find employment.

“There’s a lot of competition — a lot of other places to go so you have to stop up every day and bring it,” he said. “60 years is a great run.”

Jet Cleaners is located at 687 State Street in New Haven.

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