- Business Advocacy
The first family of dry cleaning in Los Angeles has got to be the Sloans. It all started in 1936 when Edward Sloan established a dry cleaning business in downtown Los Angeles. Today, the third generation of his family is in the business with several stores that still bear the Sloan name.
There are dry cleaners all over downtown and eastern Los Angeles, each individually owned and operated independently by Edward’s children and grandchildren, “the cousins.” They are all proud to carry on the family tradition and share the Sloan name in their individual stores. It is truly the family business.
The Sloan Dry Cleaners located at 5061 N. Huntington Drive, Los Angeles 90032 (Alhambra adjacent), was opened by Edward’s granddaughter Ana Sloan Ojeda in 1996 in a small building that used to be, and still looks like, a Fosters Freeze.
At Sloan’s, great care goes into the cleaning of customers’ clothes. “We use the most current machinery and latest technology, while using only environmentally approved solvents, including hydrocarbon that is known to be the best form of dry cleaning,” Ana said. Like most dry cleaning services and other businesses, Ana’s store has been hit hard by COVID in the past few months. But some loyal customers stuck with her, and today business is rebounding. Keeping clothes clean, it turns out, is an essential service. One particular service offered at Sloan’s is alterations provided by the very popular Mr. Garcia. He has been a tailor for many years and gets great recommendations on Yelp.
The temporary hours for dry cleaning in the age of COVID are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. The hours may change to become more convenient for customers. Sloan’s is offering 10% off on dry-cleaning for new customers during the month of September.
For more information, call Ana or her staff at 323-222-1259.