The store had a pretty prime location at the western end of the shopping center at 3319 Oberlin Avenue. The ad mentions a drive-in window, although we always went in.
Who can forget the unique smell of a dry cleaning operation and the sound of the garments on hangers moving around on their track? (The last few dry cleaners that I’ve used didn’t have the ability to rotate their stock; the employee had to scurry around looking for the item being picked up.)
Here’s a photo of the Hallmark Cleaners location today, courtesy of Google Maps.
It’s strange to think that right next door to Hallmark in the 1960s was a branch of the Lorain Public Library (where Hunan King is in the photo). It was very convenient for us and was my introduction to the library.
And next door to the library to the east was Town House Barber Shop. (I wrote about all of the businesses in that strip back here).