Established in 1910. New City Cleaners has had a long and prestigious history of serving the people of Kern County and beyond. When Martin Fetchner founded City Cleaners in 1910 at its current location it was on the outskirts of town. Garments were picked up and delivered by horse and buggy. After Charles DeCew and Jay Mahler purchased City Cleaners in 1914, the route service continued even when a street-car system was installed on Chester Avenue and Eighth Street. At that time however, a call office was added and the name was changed to New City Cleaners. Henry and Esther Brandt purchased New City Cleaners in 1944. Soon thereafter, they changed the layout of the plant and remodeled the call office. In 1955, all the belt driven equipment was replaced by modern equipment. In 1959, New City Cleaners received the first Adjust-A-Drape machines west of the Rocky Mountains. The call office was remodeled and a new fur storage vault was installed in 1962. The most extensive remodeling was done in 1966 when fiv
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