Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bygone Business: Wallace Cleaners

The building at 621-623 North Main Street was built just before the U.S. entered World War II as the new home of Wallace Cleaners. Proprietor "Skinny" Wallace moved his business into the new structure in August of 1940. Wallace Cleaners was located there for about ten years, and was followed by ArtCraft Cleaners and the Day and Night Laundromat. In the 1970s, Anderson Sewing & Vacuum Service occupied the 623 address, while Lipuma's Coney Island moved into the 621 address.

Currently Lipuma's Coney Island occupies 621 N. Main and the Soy Valley Candle Company occupies 623 N. Main.

This newspaper advertisement boasts a three-piece suit and three ties cleaned for one dollar - such a deal!

1 comment:

  1. My father, Bill Lipuma, always told me about the circular window on the front of his building. When he bought this the window was still in existence. I always wondered what the building looked like before it became Lipuma's Coney Island! Thanks so much! We bought this when I was 6 years old.....quite a while back (40 years!)