The Laundry in Craig expands services with dry-cleaning |

The Laundry in Craig expands services with dry-cleaning

Cindy Crabtree talks about her new dry-cleaning delivery services Friday, May 17.
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A shortage of professional dry cleaners in Craig has led a local laundromat of more than 20 years to step in and meet residents’ needs.

Cindy Crabtree, owner of The Laundry in Craig, is partnering with Ski Town Cleaners in Steamboat to offer customers a weekly delivery service for their dry-cleaning needs.

Crabtree and Ski Town Cleaners owner Katherine George said they started the service May 16.

“We’re just excited to be expanding and offering Craig new services,” George said Thursday.

As folks did their laundry quietly Friday, a couple sat at the Bear Coal Soda Fountain bar inside The Laundry. Some came to pick up laundry as Crabtree helped them get their fresh clothes and out the door.

“They just have to come by here and pick it up,” Crabtree said Friday.

Those who wish to drop off their dry-cleaning at The Laundry can expect to pay George $6.50 for a dry-cleaned shirt is, $7.00 for a pair of pants, $13.50 for a normal woman’s dress and $14.50 for a men’s dress suit. George can also dry clean a large comforter or preserve special garments like wedding dresses or quilts for future generations.

“We also offer a pretty expanded range of services,” George said.

The Laundry in Craig offers its own range of services along with its Bear Coal Soda Fountain — including late hours seven days a week until midnight for night owls in need of clean clothes.

For $1.40 per pound, The Laundry will wash and fold clients’ threads.

“Our laundry service we usually have a one day turn around for wash and fold,” Crabtree said.

Starching clothes is also a specialty of The Laundry in Craig.

“Starching is good for cowboys’ pants because starching helps keep the dirt from penetrating the cloth, so you can just dust off your pants,” Crabtree said.

Crabtree’s Bear Coal Soda Fountain closes at 6 p.m. most days. But, first responder or blue-collar worker with kids, such families are welcome.

“We’re pretty community minded,” Crabtree said. “We like kids.” 

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