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Susan Lazaruk (Vancouver Sun)
Published: December 27, 2016
Updated: December 28, 2016 11:41 PM

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East Vancouver’s Ace of Suedes is getting ready to deal its last hand, meaning locals wanting to have their valuable leather, suede or fur coats drycleaned will have to send them to Calgary, Toronto or Kansas City.


The closure of the last leather drycleaning specialist in B.C. also signals a decline in the drycleaning industry, thanks to environmental concerns and disposable clothing, says Frank Wagner, president of B.C. Fabricare.

“This (Ace of Suedes closing) has been on the horizon for some time now. There will no longer be an active speciality cleaner of leather, suede and fur in Greater Vancouver,” said Wagner, whose family roots in the business date back to Germany in the 1800s.

“(Cleaning leathers) is just not a viable business anymore.”  Read more



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