Merit Dry Cleaners in Altadena. I'm sure there are good dry cleaners in Pasadena, but I've been a Merit customer for a long time and they've always done everything perfectly, so why change? (Actually, I did try two other cleaners, long ago. That resulted in one ruined garment per cleaner, so I went back to Merit and lived happily ever after.)
The savvy among you are well aware that the photo above is not a picture of Merit Cleaners. It's a picture of Whatever Wireless, a new business at 843 Mariposa Avenue in Altadena. Whatever Wireless is sandwiched between Merit and Altadena Hardware. But it's part of Merit, a new venture for a long-time Altadena business.
Some people have been wailing for new businesses to come to Altadena. Here's a shiny new business, owned by a loved and respected Altadena family. And the grand opening is tomorrow! (Tell Seiko I sent you.)
Think you don't need a cell phone in Altadena? Maybe not. But you go other places, don't you? And how am I going to reach you there?