Posted February 22, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team
Here’s a short story about one of our favorite behind the scenes vendors. Hangers Cleaners located on Washington Boulevard in Marina del Rey keeps all the FantaSea Staff looking crisp and polished from day to day for the past two decades.
Imagine New York CIty in the forties. There was Benjamin Sussman walking up and down many flights of stairs to service the laundry needs of customers in the city. When his son was old enough, after the Army, Fred Sussman started working with Ben. They moved to Los Angeles looking for a better life. They owned Ginters Cleaners in Westwood, Giant Cleaners in North Hollywood, and a Company Cleaners in Reseda. Steve and his brother would wake up at 4am to go to work with their Father Fred and Grandfather Ben on the weekends and over school breaks, also walking door to door to hand out coupons to potential customers. This is when the family business and secrets of the business were passed on to the 3rd Generation. In 1976, Fred passed away and the family was forced to sell the businesses. Several years later, Benjamin passed away yet the childhood memories have always stuck with Steve. His brother Paul moved on to recieve a Phd in Psychology and practices in San Diego. Steve attended business courses in college and began working towards his goal of owning his own business. In 1991 Steve and Joan Sussman, having many years if experience in the Dry Cleaning Industry bought the Hangers Cleaners and opened their doors in Marina del Rey. They are currently training the 4th Generation, with sons Andrew, 19 and Mathew, 12. During summer breaks and school holidays, you can see Andrew at the counter, following in his parents steps.
Hangers has an on-premise Tailor, offers delivery and “dresses” some on LA’s most elite including the Los Angeles Clippers. In addition to starching the bright white Crew Shirts, our Chef Jackets and many of our individual wardrobes, they also preserve Wedding Dresses post Ceremony, a two week process, available for delivery when you return from your honeymoon. The dress is hand finished of spotting and pressed to perfection before being incased in a neat acid free double lined window box.
Steve, his wife Joan and the awesome counter staff , most of which have have been with Hangers Cleaners for more than 15 years are always friendly, always pleasant and always available for a good chat. They strive for complete customer satisfaction while working with environmentally friendly products to help protect our world for generations to come. Truly a family business and we love that!
Next time your in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello. You’ll get a real old fashioned greeting by a real person willing to go the extra mile with an “I care” attitude.
Phone: (310) 827-9565 ~ Located at 800 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey, CA. 90292
Posted February 12, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team
It’s that time of year again. We thought we’d share a few of our favorite ideas to assist with Valentine’s Day. The FantaSea folks are all about sharing the LOVE. Can you feel the LOVE in the air? Looking for something fun and refreshing to do for your special one – we LOVE the folks over at Marina del Rey Parasailing. Choose either 500 or 800 ft. rides. Rides start at $75 per person but you can print a coupon for $15.00 off if you get a morning ride. Not feeling like you can go up? They also allow a reserved observer ride at $30.00.
Just looking for a delicious dinner with a view? Cafe del Rey offers a 3 Course Valentine’s Day meal and a glass of Sparkling Rose for $75 per person, Beachside Restaurant is offering a Valentine’s Surf & Turf Combo for 2 at a wonderful friendly rate of $68.00. Both have beautiful views of the Marina del Rey Harbor.
And finally, when in doubt…..a sweet little love letter goes a long way.
Posted January 31, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team
Sometimes, we just have to smile at beautiful pictures! What a gorgeous couple.
Venue: FantaSea One, Marina del Rey, California
Wedding Coordinator: Shirley Han of Fresh Events Co.
FantaSea Coordinator: Jasmine Lee
Photographer: Adrienne Gunde
Videographer: Cloud 9 Cinematography
Florist: La Petite Gardenia
Rentals: Luna Party Rentals