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WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Dry Cleaner In Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Derek Engler is in the third generation of the family that started Pilgrim Dry Cleaners in Brooklyn Park.

"Pilgrim started in 1940 with my grandfather. It continued with his daughter, which is my mother, Bonnie Engler. And now I came on in 2009," Derek said.

He says clothes are cleaned in a solvent-based process without water. He says the process is green, organic and environmentally friendly.

The ancient Romans originated laundering. The number one way to clean clothes back then was ... with number one, if you catch my drift. And over the years, dry cleaning has gone from yellow to green.

And we can all be thankful for that.

Pilgrim clean all types of clothes, including specialty garments like high-end suits.

"There are hundreds of garments here," Derek said. "Every garment is detailed in our computer system, and then gets a barcode right here specific to you and your order."

Derek's grandfather had a motto: If you produce the best shirt in town, the customers are going to come to you.

Pilgrim has locations all over the Twin Cities. And they don't charge for starch, fixed buttons, spotting or creasing.

They also send you an email when your order is ready. Click here to visit their website.


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