July 05, 2016 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, MD. – ZIPS Dry Cleaners, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model – currently $2.29 per garment – has opened its second Washington D.C. location at 1571 Maryland Ave. NE.
Located in the Hechinger Mall shopping center, the new ZIPS is owned and operated by Brett Vago, a founding member of the company with 30 years of dry cleaning experience and small business ownership. Vago brought the first ZIPS Dry Cleaners to Washington D.C. over 15 years ago at 4418 Connecticut Ave. NW.
The new project, which has taken over five years to develop, needed extensive research and planning to find a location that could handle the volume of traffic as well as maintain the “In by 9, Out by 5,” commitment of all ZIPS stores.
“The demand for our services in D.C. has significantly increased over the past few years and we wanted to provide easier access to our customers with an additional location,” said Vago. “The new location is obviously a testament to our business model and loyalty to our customers.”
ZIPS Dry Cleaners at Hechinger Mall will be the 45th store open, setting the stage for a blazing 12 months of ZIPS surpassing the 300 mark of stores in various stages of development.
ZIPS Dry Cleaners’ successful business model is based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to today's price-savvy consumer – dry cleaning that is ready for pick-up the same day it's dropped off for a flat-rate price of $2.29. It doesn’t matter if the item is a necktie, a pair of pants or a wedding dress, the price is $2.29, nearly three times less the industry average. Garments are cleaned on-site, allowing for same-day service.
“Washington D.C. was one of the original markets where ZIPS first began its same-day, one-price model and we are thrilled to see it grow and become even more available to customers,” said Vice President of Franchise Development for ZIPS, Aaron Goldberg. “It has been a momentous year for ZIPS Dry Cleaners and this opening is one of the biggest accomplishments to date.”
ZIPS Dry Cleaners of Hechinger Mall is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. The store is closed on Sunday.
In 2015, ZIPS was also recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a Top 500 franchise system (#410), according to Franchise Times magazine. In addition, ZIPS received an honorable mention in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500® ranking.
For more information about franchise opportunities with ZIPS, please visit www.discover.321zips.com.
Founded in 1996 and franchising since 2006, ZIPS Dry Cleaners’ successful business model is based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to today's dry cleaning customer – dry cleaning that is ready for pick-up the same day it's dropped off and all for a flat-rate price of $2.29. Headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, ZIPS operates more than 42 stores in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit www.321zips.com.
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