Irene’s Tailor Shop: 22 Years and Going Strong

IrenesTailorMatamorasMaureen Maute

You’ve seen it on the Three-Lane; it’s the little tailor shop on Robert’s Lane, just beyond the mobile home park, that’s built a loyal following over the decades. The smiling face that always greets her customers, most by name, is Maureen Maute, who purchased the business in 1993.

Also working with Maureen is seamstress Annie Kreiner, who has worked at the shop for almost 30 years.


According to Maute, the shop offers all kinds of clothing related services, including alterations such as hemming, taking in, letting out; all types of repairs including button changes and the addition of new zippers. Professional dry-cleaning services are also available.

Dispelling Rumors

According to several sources, there was a rumor passed around that the shop had closed earlier in the year. Maute who lives in Matamoras said, “I close for a couple of days for vacation in the summer and sometimes we take a day off, but there is always a sign that says we will be closed.”

According to Maute, the shop has not closed. It had never considered closing and it open for business.

Prom Time

Prom is on May 19 and the shop is at its busiest time of the year. Taking in and altering tuxedos and prom dresses is keeping the staff going full-tilt.

Maute proudly beams about her customers. “I’m so happy to help them look their best for such a big day in their lives. It’s really an honor to be a small part of it.”


Irene’s Tailoring and Alterations
6 Roberts Lane, Suite 1
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337
(570) 296–2606

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