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Anger erupts as Zoots customers seek to retrieve garments from shuttered dry cleaner

Customers waited in line to retrieve their clothes outside of Zoots Dry Cleaning in Porter Square in Cambridge. –Margeaux Sippel for the Boston Globe

CAMBRIDGE — One man came in search of a hand-made $2,000 suit, and another a cherished down comforter. One woman was seeking her “gorgeous’’ Anthropologie dress.

They were among the customers who thronged Zoots Dry Cleaning in Porter Square — and other local branches — on Friday for a one-day opportunity to retrieve garments stuck in limbo since the chain filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy two weeks ago.

In Cambridge, many of them left empty-handed — and angry.