Dry Cleaners Hit Hard by Recession

November 12, 2010 Updated Nov 12, 2010 at 11:19 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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November 12, 2010 Updated Nov 12, 2010 at 11:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - One particular industry that is taking an especially hard hit as consumers look to save cash is the dry cleaning industry.

With more people out of work or pinching pennies, the cloths at Colvin Cleaners in Kenmore stay neatly hung, waiting to be picked-up and paid for.

Many customers stop using the dry cleaners when they stop dressing up to go to work. On the other hand, the tailoring side of the business is taking off as consumers look to save money by amending old cloths.

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