Customers Stranded After Dry Cleaner's Eviction - 8 News NOW

Customers Stranded After Dry Cleaner's Eviction

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A long standing customer, Denise Keperling never had a problem with Echo Cleaners.

"Never a problem - I even lost my wedding ring here, $2,000. Literally, it was still here. They had it for me," she said.

That changed when Keperling discovered one day that Echo Cleaners had been evicted. The doors of the business were locked with clothing belonging to Keperling and hundreds of other customers still inside.

"I was really freaked out. I was so devastated. I know they are just clothes, but they are my clothes," she said.

Not knowing what to do, she turned to friends for advice.

"I called court on Monday. They said they couldn't find anything. (I) called the constable, and they said the same thing. Then, somebody said call Michelle at Channel 8," she said.

8 on Your Side tried to contact the dry cleaner, the courts and the constable, but made little progress. 8 on Your Side also contacted the attorney general's office, but no one at the office could help.

Finally, 8 on Your Side contacted the owner of the strip mall where the dry cleaner was located. Within hours, the problem was solved.

The building owners are opening the store, so customers can get their clothes back. The store will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until all the clothes are claimed. Customers will still need to pay for the clothes, if services were rendered.

If you have a problem you want investigated, contact 8 on Your Side at (702) 650-1907.

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