7364 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115, USA Distance: 8.21 miles
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Arya is a chain so every location will be different, but the owner and tailor at this downtown location are outstanding. I didn't get any cleaning done, but I brought 10 pairs of pants for alteration (both waist and hem). The tailor is a very nice, unassuming older Persian gentleman who looks like he has a lot of experience--and sure enough it was all done on time and to perfection. Call ahead to make sure he will be in if you're bringing work for alteration. Best of all the price was much lower than I expected and quite a bit cheaper than a traditional men's shop. Figure on $14-$18 for waist resizing depending on the number of seams.
I had a mixed experience here. Although they were timely and the clothes came out perfect, Arya Cleaners were pretttty pricey. I'm talkin' double digits for two simple dresses. Also, the people working there are very kind, but took their sweeet time as I stood their waiting to be helped. I felt as though I was in the 'Meet the Fockers' movie, where Ben Stiller is at the airport, trying to get a ticket home.... I probably won't visit again, just for my wallets' sake.
Very good cleaners does a good job and gives discounts if you work in the mall or are military