Fabric Care Center got its start in 1960 as a
self-service laundromat on West Washington Street when Peter Prionas,
with a business partner, opened the business in a building attached to a
neighborhood movie theater.
In 1965, Pete and his wife, Kiki bought the adjacent
property at Morris and Washington Streets and constructed a modern,
freestanding building from which to operate the new, expanded
self-service laundromat and professional dry cleaning service.
From the time they arrived in Indianapolis
from Greece, Pete and Kiki have worked hard to build their business and
accomplish what they could not do in their hometown -- create a better life
for themselves and their family. They achieved this by providing
the highest quality service possible and on time.
Fabric Care Center circa 1965, as it
appeared when newly constructed.
|As the business grew, the building was
expanded in the early 1990s to separate out the dry cleaning plant and
customer call office from the self-service laundromat, allowing more space for both. Building on its
reputation of good service, and with their daughter Cristina on board,
the business expanded to serve first the nearby airport area businesses such
as airlines, car rental agencies, and hotels; eventually growing to
serve downtown and parts of the north side, as well.
Today from its single store location, and under the
leadership of Tom Prionas, the son of Peter and Kiki, Fabric Care Center
serves customers all around the Indianapolis and suburban areas through
its home and office pickup & delivery service, known as their "Gold Star Premium Home & Business Delivery Service."