Sometimes going down a different street can make all the difference- as it is exactly how I found this great vintage neon sign and wonderful vintage building housing Harry Louie Laundry and Dry Cleaning in downtown Dover, DE. (Looks like Happy Louie on this bright December day!)
I was taking an alternate route to Spence’s Bazaar to pick up our Christmas pie when I drove past this cheery sight and you know I just had to stop and capture it! Here’s a closer look at that well kept sign:
Glad to report that the closed sign is only for the Christmas holiday, and while not much info can be found online about the origins of the business, it appears to be family owned and operated and is a local favorite.
One thing that touched me about Harry Louie is that the building remains standing tall with a well maintained neon sign, despite the fact that the businesses that had flanked it years ago have been turned into parking lots. Thanks Harry Louie, for standing tall where others have fallen!
So if you’re ever in Dover DE and need some dry cleaning, stop by here to support this business, and if you’re in the area and are just stopping to photo – go on in and tell them how much you dig their sign and building. I’m sure it would make their day! I’ll remember to swing by here some evening to see if the sign gets lit up too.