MIAMI — Local laundromat Little Havana Laundry recently added unique artwork representing the local culture and community.
The business worked with distributor Aaxon Laundry Systems in early 2021 and since then has taken several measures to add value for its customers.
Autumn Markley, who owns Little Havana Laundry, comes from a background in beauty and hair care and is an art enthusiast. She says she’s always been creative in her business and has enjoyed working with local artists.
Being in the heart of Little Havana gives her an opportunity to bring the community together, she believes, and it’s been her desire to create a curb appeal and beauty that has never been seen inside a laundromat.
Markley worked with Cuban artist Ivan Roque on an interior mural and with Heps Fury Productions on an exterior mural. The latter created a beautiful signature look for the front of the building, and Roque created a tropical scene inside that can be seen from the entire front and brings energy into the space.
“We have brought the history of the Cuban culture into the laundromat with pictures of old cars on the wall,” Markley says. “Letting the music play throughout the day and seeing people walk by enjoying the art, it’s a beautiful sight.
“Life is full of color. It’s the way you express your passion and love. Being a part of a community and having an essential business, you have to embrace and support the ones around you.”
Since acquiring the laundromat, Markley has worked with Aaxon to replace old washers and dryers. Little Havana has also added workstations and Wi-Fi, allowing work-from-home professionals to bring their laptops with them while doing laundry. Pickup and delivery laundry service is another new addition.
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