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July 15, 2014

Mercury Cleaners saved, will move across 16th Street

The family-owned shop with the recognizable sign on 16th Street was going to have to close after state officials found contaminated soil and groundwater at the site. But a group of lawyers and environmental consultants helped Helen and Tom Kang, the couple who has owned the store for 20 years, negotiate a lease in a new shop across the street.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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