Mr Dry Clean
194 Addington Rd
South Croydon CR2 8LD
Let me be clear that this is not my Best Ever Blog Post. That will be tomorrow (Thursday). Please see the two preceding posts for more details on Best Ever Blog Post Week.
I have chosen to feature Mr Dry Clean today as part of a deliberate strategy to bring us down a notch or two before we hit the heights of tomorrow’s post.
Mr Dry Clean is a respectable brand, with an attractive seating area and flower arrangement directly outside his shop. However, there isn't a great deal more to detain us. His logo appears to show an invisible man wearing a top hat and tails and carrying a cane, which is noteworthy. As is often the case, Mr Dry Clean also offers shoe repairs and key cutting on the premises.
I have done some research and found out that the technique for dry cleaning was discovered in the nineteenth century by a French gentleman called Jean Baptiste Jolly, who spilled some kerosene on his table cloth and noticed it became cleaner afterwards. He subsequently developed a service known as "nettoyage à sec," or "dry cleaning". I’m not sure when the key cutting and shoe repair services were introduced.
Don’t worry, tomorrow’s post will be better.
I will post the best blog post I have ever posted at around 11am.
On closer inspection, Mr Dry Clean is a more interesting case that I thought. His shopfront features the text firstname.lastname@example.org which appears to be an unusual cross between a domain name and an email address. His website is, in fact, mrdryclean.net and I assume you can email email@example.com if you need to contact him.