The closure of Spic & Span Dry Cleaners at 841 National Road is truly the end of an era. The dry cleaning business and laundromat had a good 95-year run, and saw three generations of family leadership. While the cleaners had a few locations around town over the years, their location on National Road was the longest-running. Opening in 1959, Spic & Span Cleaners spent 63 years in Woodsdale in the two-story bricking building.
Like many other buildings in Wheeling, this building located at 841 National Road has a colorful past. Before it was home to Spic & Span, it was an auto dealership, macaroni factory, soda pop bottling facility, and furniture store. Even after the cleaners announced their grand opening in 1959, other businesses and organizations leased space over the years. Read on to learn more about just some of the many businesses that once called 841 National Road “home.”