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Office of Consumer Protection Intervenes to Recover and Distribute Clothing Left at Evicted Drycleaners

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Consumers who dropped off clothing at Super Cleaners, 12009 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, may be able to reclaim their items even though the store has closed and the owners have been evicted from the site.

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has made arrangements with the landlord to allow consumers to pick-up their clothing. OCP staff will be at the former Super Cleaners on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 18 to 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday May

21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow consumers to retrieve their items. Customers are asked to bring identification or their dry cleaning receipt. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity. Updated information will be provided on Facebook:

OCP and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office established an award winning “Business Eviction Response Team (BERT)” to help protect consumers from losing their possessions from certain stores when a court orders an eviction.   

“Our dedicated staff go the extra mile in an effort to help consumers,” said OCP Director Eric Friedman.  “We greatly appreciate the cooperation of the landlord, Washington REIT, in helping our staff find creative solutions to fulfill our mission of ensuring integrity in our marketplace.”

For more information and advice, call 240-777-3636 or visit OCP’s website at

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Release ID: 16-439
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll 240-777-6507