Closing Down but not forever

Spruce Dry Cleaning, an Abingdon institution for 30 years, closed its doors on November 30th 2023 and has ‘Closing Down’ signs in the window. However, the outgoing message on Google suggests this will not be forever. ‘Spruce will open again under new management at some stage in the future,’ the message reads. ‘In the meantime, we’d like to thank all of you for using Spruce over the years, and we wish you well in the future!’

Dry cleaning isn’t as dry as the name implies. Water was avoided to prevent fabric damage, and a liquid solvent was used. But nowadays, a range of different techniques are available, including a dry cleaning system that uses water (ref 1).

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3 thoughts on “Closing Down but not forever

  1. Michael

    They changed hands only recently. Maybe the new people couldn’t make a go of it. Notice they never updated their sign for the 01235 dialling code. There’s another cleaners in East St. Helen Street run by the Galaxy Techno computer shop but I haven’t tried it.

    1. SPRUCE LTD.

      Spruce Dry Cleaning & Laundry is up and running again under new management. We are currently experiencing a little hiccup with the telephone system which should be up and running by Monday, the 12th of February, 2024. Spruce Dry Cleaning has been serving Abingdon and the surrounding areas for nearly 30 years, providing quality expert service.

      Dry Cleaning and Laundry
      Suits & Jackets
      Stain Removal/ Spot Cleaning
      Wash, Fold, Iron
      Duvets/ Blankets
      Wedding Dresses
      Curtains/ Drapes
      Alterations, etc.

      As aforementioned, Spruce Dry Cleaning is NOW OPEN and FULLY OPERATIONAL!

      Thank you for your continued custom to Spruce Dry Cleaning & Laundry. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, and we will continue to strive in providing excellent service to the community. We hope that you will use our services. We look forward to doing business with you soon! SINCERELY,


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