The Connecticut shoreline will now be cleaner and greener with the recent opening of Best Cleaners in the Old Lyme Marketplace at 90 Halls Road. On September 6, managers and staff members gathered with neighboring businesses and customers to officially “cut the ribbon” and celebrate the grand opening. Shawn McCann, Best Cleaners’ owner and president, also presented a donation check to representatives of the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center, a local group dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Connecticut River Estuary ecosystem and watershed. In June Best acquired the location from Shalett’s Cleaners, renovating the exterior and interior space over the summer months and establishing its cornerstone same-day service, GreenEarth cleaning process and onsite tailoring on the shoreline. It is the 13th location and a great opportunity to expand Best’s commitment to its customers, the community and the environment.
Supporting the Estuary Center and the important work being done was an easy decision given the company’s initiative to become a green cleaner. Best was one of the first in Connecticut to make the decision and financial investment to convert to an environementally-friendly drycleaning process, earning recognition and a Green Circle award from the Connecticut Department of Environmental for voluntarily implementing a facility-wide pollution prevention plan in 2002. Shawn commented on the Old Lyme opening, adding “We are excited to be in the Old Lyme community and look forward to helping keep it clean and green for years to come. We are happy to lend our support to the Estuary Center – their mission is important and impacts all of us. I encourage everyone to learn more about their efforts.”
Pictured Above: Norm Ravagnani and Shawn McCann of Best Cleaners present a donation check to Claudia Weicker, Nell Twining, Elsie Childs, John Forbis and Nancy Meinke of the CT Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Estuary Center in Old Lyme.