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Sig Samuels


When it was founded in 1906, Midtown’s iconic Sig Samuels Dry Cleaners was originally built as a pharmacy and grocery store.

When Jewish-German immigrant Sigmund Samuels moved to Atlanta, he overcame the increasing Jewish racism of that time to became an established businessman, movie theater manager and skyscraper builder. The original pharmacy and grocery store was transformed into a dry cleaners by entrepreneur Tom Collins in 1932.

Continually ranked one of the city’s top dry cleaners, the business is still run by the Collins family today. As one customer commented, “This place is just like Cheers everybody knows your name!”

Caroline Parsley, The Atlanta 100

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