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Residents struggle to get clothing back from closed dry cleaner

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VESTAVIA HILLS, AL (WBRC) -

In Vestavia Hills a dry cleaner has been closed for a few weeks, but customers say their clothes are still inside. That includes a bridesmaid who needs her dress for a wedding in two weeks.

Frank Carnaggio has been coming to Fashion Cleaners for several years, but a few weeks ago when he came he says something was off. He was asked to pay in advance, something he's never been asked to do before. He went ahead and paid but when he came back to pick up his dry cleaning he found a closed shop.

"For the past three weeks I've been coming, nobody is here," said Carnaggio.

Carnaggio says he has contacted Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce as well as police but is being told this is a civil issue.

For weeks customers tell us they have been leaving notes and business cards on the door, but no one has contacted them. And now, all the notes and cards have been removed.

"We don't care about the money, just give us our clothing back," said Carnaggio.

Brandon Wallace is in the same boat, but some would say his it a little worse. His fiancée is in a wedding in two weeks and her bridesmaid dress is locked inside.

"The countdown is on and our backs are against the wall," said Wallace.

Like Carnaggio, Wallace was also asked to pay in advance. He also has been here several times, contacted the chamber of commerce and police, but still no luck.

"You want some acknowledgement that someone is working to get your clothing, your articles back to you," said Wallace. "I don't need to ask questions. I don't want to know what's going on, just open the doors and let us get our stuff."

FOX6 News is still trying to track down the owner of the cleaners. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we haven't been able to reach out to the city to track down the business license. However, documents from several years ago have a Hoover man listed as the owner. We have left several messages with him but our calls have not been returned.

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