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Once you move out of your parents’ house, doing laundry is one of the more annoying tasks you learn to do as an adult.

We try to make this chore easier for Kenmore Development residents by offering coin operated laundry in a central location at all of our properties except Tudor Gardens Townhouses, which has individual in-unit washer/dryer hookups.

But sometimes you need specialized laundry service for certain items. Finding a dry cleaner or tailor you trust is important, as the items you share with them tend to be more expensive and delicate.

Since it’s spring, you may also be in the process of cleaning your apartment and need someone who can deep-clean your rugs, drapes or linens. And now that the weather is nicer, you may have to attend some fancy events where you’ll want to look your best.

We’ve put together a list of the best dry cleaners and tailors within the Buffalo-Niagara region. Feel free to let us know if we missed any in the comments below.

Dry Cleaners & Tailors Around Buffalo & Niagara Falls

Elmwood Village

Chayban’s – With four locations around the Buffalo area, Chayban’s offers dry cleaning services, alterations, and garment repairs at affordable prices. Their Elmwood location is conveniently located less than ten minutes from our Delaware Park Apartments and Main Jewett Apartments. If you have a special event coming up, Chayban’s is your place — they specialize in custom tailored suits, bridal gown and bridal party alterations, groom and groomsmen alterations, and tailoring for corporate events.

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Whether you need a suit or dress tailored or dry cleaning done, Chayban’s is a great place to visit before a special event. [Image: Yelp]
Urban Valet – Urban Valet is a popular dry cleaner located in the heart of the Elmwood Village. Less than ten minutes from our Delaware Park Apartments and Main Jewett Apartments, Urban Valet is also a convenient option for North Buffalo and Parkside residents. They offer free home pickup and delivery all over Western New York and also provide tailoring services, as well as clothing alterations and repairs. They also clean household items like window treatments, luggage, futons and sports equipment — a particularly useful service if you share your space with a hockey fanatic. In addition, Urban Valet strives to “go green” by providing reusable garment bags, recycling hangers and packaging and using energy-efficient cleaning techniques.

North Buffalo/Kenmore/Tonawanda

Colvin Cleaners – Located on Elmwood Ave. in Kenmore, Colvin Cleaners has been providing dry cleaning services to the Buffalo area since 1931. It’s only a three-minute drive from our KenDev Studios and Ralston Elmwood Apartments and a five-minute drive for residents of our Sheridan Manor Apartments and Tudor Gardens Townhouses. One important differentiating factor is that Colvin Cleaners is the only “green” dry cleaner in the Buffalo Niagara region using odorless, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly Green Earth® solution. Like other dry cleaners, they offer free pickup and delivery to save you time and gas. They also have a full tailoring department, with six full time tailors on staff and dressing rooms for on-site fittings, alterations and last minute fixes for weddings or other special events.

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Colvin Cleaners prides itself on offering green dry cleaning services to Buffalo & WNY. [Image: Yelp]
Tailor Made – Tailor Made offers professional custom tailoring, dry cleaning and alterations on Delaware Ave. in Kenmore. They specialize in dress and suit alterations and also offer custom-made clothing. Tailor Made is just down the road from our KenDev Studios and about five minutes from several of our other properties, including Ralston Elmwood ApartmentsSheridan Manor Apartments, and Sheridan Residence.

Big Four North East Cleaners – With convenient locations in Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Amherst and Williamsville, family-owned Big Four North East Cleaners offers quality dry cleaning services, free pickup and delivery, and same-day service. Garment alterations and repairs are also available, and they’ll even store your off-season clothes for you in a protective storage room to extend their life — perfect if you’ve got a small apartment with limited storage. Their North Tonawanda location is just seven minutes from our Witmer Road Apartments and Gateway Park Apartments, and the location on Niagara Street on Tonawanda is five minutes from those properties as well as our Riverview Manor Apartments.

Niagara Falls, NY

The Laundry Lounge – The Laundry Lounge has four locations around Buffalo and Niagara Falls, offering laundry, repairs, and tailoring services at fair prices. Their Niagara Falls location on Niagara Falls Blvd. is open 24 hours a day and is only a minute away from our Niagara Apartments and Niagara II Apartments and just a six-minute drive from our LaSalle West Apartments. If your building doesn’t offer laundry, The Laundry Lounge is a great place to wash your clothes — their locations feature clean, spacious facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, free wi-fi, video games and other amenities. If the winter weather has stained your UGG Boots or suede clothing, they can clean your items and get them looking as good as new.

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The Laundry Lounge in Niagara Falls, NY features clean laundry facilities and also offers dry cleaning and tailoring. [Image: Yelp]
Capitol Cleaners – Capitol Cleaners has two locations in Niagara Falls, NY, as well as a location in Lewiston and Grand Island. They specialize in leather and suede cleaning, as well as wedding gowns, rugs and other household items. For dry cleaning, they do pre-spot removal to make sure stains come out and hand finish garments for complete inspection. If you need some clothing altered for a special event, Capitol Cleaners also has a professional tailor on premise that does custom tailoring. Their location on Military Road is just a quick four-minute drive from our Niagara ApartmentsNiagara II Apartments and LaSalle West Apartments.

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