24 hour turnaround - Dry Cleaning Business - Full Professional Laundry Service

Reeta Schmitt

Russell Jahn, proprietors


In 1949, Robert and Katherine Jahn founded the business Woodlake Cleaners at 6521 Lyndale in Richfield after running Jahn Cleaners in St. Paul. The business's most trusted employee, Helen Johnson, came to work in 1962 and is still employed. The name of the business was changed to Woodlake Cleaning Center in the mid 1960s when the coin-op portion was initiated. Due to a forced relocation in 1978, the business moved down the street to 6440 Lyndale. Reeta joined the team in Dec. 1980.
 When it came time for Robert and Katherine to retire, their son Russell, who had been working at "the shop" since grade school, bought the business in 1983. Then, in 1998, Russell and Reeta formed the current partnership. Presently, Katherine, Russell's brother Greg, and Russell and Reeta's boys Robert and Matthew all help out at the shop. Plainly, this is a true family business.
 While many businesses have come and gone the last 60+ years, Woodlake Cleaning Center has thrived.  We have survived the polyester craze of the 60s and 70s, a forced relocation in 1978 due to Richfield's redevelopment, the advent of discount chain stores in the 80s, and the recent casual dress style. We believe we are successful because of our commitment to quality and our personalized service. Please come by and see for yourself.

For further information please contact us at 612-866-8797

Family Owned Business with over 60 Years Experience - Best Dry Cleaners in Minneapolis Area