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St Croix Cleaners Stillwater Store Front

St Croix Cleaners is a locally-owned dry cleaner based in Stillwater, MN. Voted “Best Dry Cleaner” by Reader’s Choice over 15 times, we pride ourselves on eco-friendly cleaning and exceptional customer service. We love helping people look and feel their very best, every single day.

We are proud to say that since 2007, we have won the prestigious “Seal of Approval” in Dry Cleaning. The seal is awarded to DLI professionals who demonstrate a high level of professional expertise, customer service and consistent quality cleaning.

VOTED “BEST DRY CLEANER” OVER 15 TIMES! THANK YOU READER’S CHOICE VOTERS.

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The History Behind St. Croix Cleaners

St Croix Cleaners was established in 1960 by Bill and Jean Clemmings with one store in Stillwater, MN. Jean was proud of her first dry cleaning machine that was a self-service, coin-operated machine in the Laundromat. They quickly expanded to a full-service dry cleaner and laundry plant. In 2001, Dave and Polly Nemec bought the business with two stores in the Stillwater area.

Since then the Nemec’s have increased the business to encompass the entire East Metro area, including Woodbury, Cottage Grove and Hudson, bringing the total number of stores to 10. In 2008, St Croix Cleaners opened a specialty cleaning division, “Treasured Garment Restoration” which focuses on vintage restoration, bridal gowns, theater costumes and more.  They have since become nationally renowned for their specialty cleaning, receiving vintage garments from places as far away as London, Boston and California.

Currently, St Croix Cleaners continues to be a family-owned and operated, earth-friendly dry cleaner.  They have 19 store locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro area, and continues to value high quality dry cleaning and superior customer service.

St Croix Cleaners MN 2016 Award of Excellence

We are proud to say that since 2007, we have won the prestigious “Seal of Approval” in Dry Cleaning. The seal is awarded to DLI professionals who demonstrate a high level of professional expertise, customer service and consistent quality cleaning.

Additional awards include “Best Dry Cleaner” as voted by Reader’s Choice for 6 years and we’re a proud a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, providing the highest quality in wedding gown cleaning, restoration and preservation.

WE HAVE TRAINED STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAVE STUDIED AND TAKEN RIGOROUS EXAMS TO BE CERTIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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Certified Environmental Dry Cleaner Designation Icon
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