Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Pelican Cleaners Closed Will Not Re-Open
When people showed up to Pelican Cleaners at the Brickyard with laundry in hand, they found the business closed.
Lucas Smith was the owner of the three Pelican Cleaners in the area. He died July 20th when the light-sport aircraft he was flying crashed into the water just off of Dewees Island.
Lyerly's Cleaners, another business with locations all over, was asked by the victim's family to assist Pelican Cleaners' customers. Lyerly's posted the notice on the door of all three Pelican Cleaners locations.
"They've asked us to use our distribution system at our Lyerly's locations to help their customers get their clothes back," owner Bob Lloyd said.
The notice posted also states that Pelican Cleaners will not reopen, and that employees have lost their jobs.
Lloyd said they have their work cut out for them. Some of the items they collected from the Pelican Cleaners were already processed and just need to be returned to customers. The items that came in after July 20 and the day following Smith's death were unprocessed, Lloyd said.
On each of the notices, Lyerly's Cleaners has told customers which location they should pick up their belongings.