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Soapy Joe’s Closure and “Many of us bought credits and now have nothing”

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm 13 Comments

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3106 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Not sure if this news has made it to you, but the Soapy Joe’s location at 3106 Georgia Ave NW abruptly (and permanently) closed this week, leaving a multitude of customers (including myself) without access to our dry cleaning. Apparently, the proprietors just skipped town, essentially abandoning the location.

There is literally just a 9×11 sign at the location saying permanently closed, with a contact number.

However, after reaching out to the contact, I found out that all dry cleaning has been moved to an unaffiliated dry cleaner located at 4408 Arkansas AVE NW, which can be reached at (202) 723-0074. Hopefully this info can help others, like myself, who are currently running dangerously low on clean shirts, etc.”

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Another reader writes:

“It’s a scam. The new company announced, did a buy xxx number of credits/get free ones and took the money and split – closed down.
Classic scam.

Here’s the emails I got from 24 August.”

WE WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE THAT THIS PROMOTION WAS ONLY SENT TO OUR PARTIAL CUSTOMER LIST. WE ARE EXTENDING IT FOR TODAY SO THAT EVERYONE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE.

First we would like to thank everyone who voted for our name. The votes are in and we are now Fetch Cleaner’s. You can visit our new site www.fetchcleaners.com. Your account information is not live yet (you will not be able to login until Monday of next week).

We are celebrating by offering two of our most popular promotions. Double and Triple credits. You can receive double credits by purchasing up to $250 in credits. If you purchase more than $250 receive triple credits. (i.e. If you buy $250 receive $250 in double credits for a total of $500 or if you buy $100 you receive $100 in double credits for a total of $200. If you buy $300 or more you receive triple credits.)

Credit purchase are available in denominations of $100, $200, $250, $300, $400, $500, and $1000.

This offer will only be available until Tonight at Midnight so please get your orders in today. To redeem this offer please click on the link below and fill out the form.

https://fetchcleaners.wufoo.com/forms/s803m870wa33nr/

We will charge your card on file and automatically update your account with the credits you purchase to start using immediately. Don’t wait as this offer will expire.

Thanks for being a valued customer and we hope you take advantage of our summer promotions.

Sincerely,

The Fetch Cleaner’s Team

And then from this week:

Good Afternoon Residents,
To all the residents that associate with Soapy Joes, I’m sorry to say that they went out of business on Monday. Another company has picked up where they left off, Imperial Valet Sterling Cleaners. If you have any questions or comments here’s the contact information (202)785-1444 and speak with Mary-Ann, the assistant manager.

Soapy Joes was ALL OVER the city servicing residential buildings. Many of us bought credits and now have nothing. Not even the clothes we had sitting at the cleaners.

I called Imperial and was told that zero money transferred over to them.

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