Store Profiles

Tumbleweed Monopoly (Part 2 of 2)

Howard Scott |

MARFA, Texas — A well-known business strategy is to run two businesses...

Tumbleweed Monopoly (Part 1 of 2)

Howard Scott |

MARFA, Texas — A well-known business strategy is to run two businesses...

Multiple Stores, Multiple Family Members (Part 2 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Randy and Tami Fett own four self-service laundries...

Multiple Stores, Multiple Family Members (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Randy and Tami Fett own four self-service laundries...

Striking Gold in a New Country (Part 2 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Enticed by a growing economy, tourism and...

Seeing Both Sides of the Coin

Paul Partyka |

WANTAGH, N.Y. — Time may or may not heal all wounds as some suggest, but...

StatShot: Sales Plummet in July

Paul Partyka |

WANTAGH, N.Y. — Time may or may not heal all wounds as some suggest, but...

Giving Something Back

Gail Horowitz |

Jose Almonte learned a lot about hard work, long hours and drive from his...

The Smallest Laundromat? (Part 2)

Paul Partyka |

Did you ever have one of those ideas that wouldn’t go away? Fred Greenway...

The Smallest Laundromat? (Part 1)

Paul Partyka |

Did you ever have one of those ideas that wouldn’t go away? Fred Greenway...

Simply Successful: Arkansas Operator Opens 10 Stores in 10 Years (Part 2 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

Keith Griffin has opened 10 stores across Arkansas, and the newest store,...

Simply Successful: Arkansas Operator Opens 10 Stores in 10 Years (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

Ten laundries in 10 years. It has a simple ring to it, but for most of you...

Taking the Green Plunge (Part 2 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

Darrel Stadel recently opened the West Plaza Green Laundry in his shopping...

Taking the Green Plunge (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

When Darrel Stadel commits to something, he believes in taking it to the...

Making History in San Pedro (Part 2 of 2)

Randy F. Radtke |

Converting any building into a self-service laundry carries a variety of...

Breathing Life into a Century-Old Building (Part 1 of 2)

Randy F. Radtke |

Converting any building into a self-service laundry carries a variety of...

New Country, New Business

Paul Partyka |

When you built your first self-service coin laundry, how far was it from...

No Hard Time for Laundry Customers

Paul Partyka |

OSSINING, N.Y. — The legendary Sing Sing Correctional Facility, which...

Four Times Is the Charm

Paul Partyka |

Unless you’re from Pennsylvania, you might not be aware that Titusville is...

Half a Century and Still Going Strong

Paul Partyka |

It’s not uncommon for children to be asked about what they want to be when...

Coin-Op Beautiful: Four Stores Win Honorable Mentions

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — While the Grand Prize Winner of American Coin-Op’s 2009 Coin-Op...

Coin-Op Beautiful: California Store Takes Top Honors

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — The Grand Prize Winner of American Coin-Op’s 2009 Coin-Op...

Impress Your Customers to Boost Drop-Off Revenue

Paul Partyka |

Gene Mueller has been offering drop-off service for about 21 years at his...

Timing Is Everything: Former Salon Owner’s Laundry Is a Cut Above

Paul Partyka |

In 1993, Deborah Miller was a partner in a California hair salon. After...

Dollar Coins or Quarters? Dual Coin Slots Give Customers a Choice

Hannah Miller |

In the 30 washers and 26 dryers at James “Tony” Oxendine’s new laundry in...

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