Hadley Dry Cleaners reopens after strip mall fire

HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP)- A Hadley business is back open following a devastating fire in October of last year. 22News talked with the owner of Hadley Dry Cleaners.

Harry Jang’s business was one of more than a dozen damaged or destroyed by a massive fire at a strip mall at 206 Russel Street. But now, his new cleaning business is open just down the road…at 191 Russel Street.

Harry told 22News he remembers that tragic October day like it was yesterday…when his customers wedding dresses were burned and many other sentimental items were lost.

Harry Jang told 22News it’s been a long recovery process…and he owes a lot to the community. “They gave us their warm heart. And so we can survive, we can stand on. So I cannot forget that. That’s why I reopened in this town.”

Hanging on the wall is a copy of the check given to him by the community to help him rebuild. Harry and his family have been in the dry cleaning business for more than 20 years.

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