New dry cleaners opens in Enfield


Enfied Mayor Wayne Anderson, right, and Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation President Julia Anderson, second from right, present a plant to, from left, Jacob Richardson, Mildred Richardson and Herbert Richardson. Jacob and Herbert Richardson are the owners of the new Super Fresh Dry Cleaners in downtown Enfield.


From Contributed Reports

Monday, February 19, 2018

Enfield Mayor Wayne Anderson and Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation, a 501c3 nonprofit group, recently welcomed a new business to Enfield.

Super Fresh Dry Cleaners, owned by Jacob and Herbert Richardson, were met by Anderson and Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation President Julia Andrus and presented with a welcome Peace Lilly plant. Super Fresh Dry Cleaners welcomed visitors with coffee and donuts and visited with friends and neighbors while telling of their plans for their new dry cleaners.

“We are happy to welcome and support the Richardson's in their new business venture here in Enfield,” Anderson said. “This is a great step in acknowledging that our town is on the move and we are open for business.”

Andrus agreed, saying that “a quality dry cleaning business is just what we needed in Enfield.”

Jacob and Herbert have another successful entrepreneur in the family. Their sister, Molly Yates, opened Seafood Frenzy in Enfield to rave reviews for the best fresh fish this side of the coast. The RIchardson's said they are glad to be a part of the Enfield Renaissance and are excited about their new venture.

“Enfield is a great small town with wonderful friendly people that made us excited to open our business here,” Jacob RIchardson said. “We were born and raised here but left to pursue careers and have families. But Enfield is home, and so we came back. And now we are happy to do something for this wonderful community.”

Enfield's Downtown area is enjoying a facelift brought on by DERP's annual fundraising efforts and grants received from Halifax Electric Membership Corp. and Halifax Horizons. DERP has planted 23 trees, painted facades, cleaned and repaired windows, installed awnings on five buildings and created a Town Square.

In addition, the organization plans and manages three annual events that are fundraisers for downtown's renewal. On April 14, DERP will host its annual "Bless Your Art" spring fling art and artisan exhibition along Enfield's Downtown Whitfield Street.

Anderson believes that creating public-private partnerships is key to enhancing Enfield's economic development opportunities and is dedicated to bringing more business and jobs to Enfield

“We are seeking high quality artisans and retail entrepreneurs who will regionally market to discerning customers,” he said.

To discuss further business opportunities, call Anderson at 252-377-7765.