Grande Laundry Place Opens San Marcos, Calif., Location

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San Marcos, Calif., local Ross G. Rose has opened his sixth Grande Place Laundry in the area. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee and a folding area, according to Western State Design. (Photo: Western State Design)

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Rose reached out to Steve Erlinger of Western State Design in equipping the 4,000-square-foot facility with Dexter brand equipment. (Photo: Western State Design)

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Ross G. Rose recently opened the doors to his sixth Grande Place Laundry location in the area, reports coin laundry equipment distributor Western State Design (WSD).

Rose, who has 26 years of industry experience, reached out to Steve Erlinger of WSD in equipping the 4,000-square-foot facility with Dexter laundry equipment.

“Sixteen years ago, I bought an existing store and installed new Dexter equipment. I am amazed at how well the Dexters still look and perform,” says Rose.

He had equipped four other stores with other equipment brands, WSD says.

“Our Dexter store consistently uses 30% less water per dollar of revenue than our non-Dexter stores,” Rose says. “We use 6.5 gallons per dollar of revenue with the Dexters and 9.5 gallons per dollar of revenue with other coin-op laundry equipment.”

San Marcos Grande Laundry Place provides customers with various amenities, according to WSD, and utilizes a loyalty card system. When purchasing $20 worth of credit, an additional $2 is added to loyalty cards, and on Thursdays, the dryer cost is as low as 1 cent per minute.

There are two separate rooms, one dedicated to washing and the other to drying, with folding tables. Flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and complimentary coffee round out the new store’s amenities.

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