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Case studies of what has worked, what has not.

Laundry City Serves Up ‘Five-Star’ Laundry Space (Conclusion)

BALTIMORE — Five Stars—it’s a term reserved for the finest of restaurants.

It’s the rating synonymous with the most luxurious of hotels, and the phrase film critics use only for the Citizen Kanes of the silver screen. No doubt five stars is the ultimate measure of quality, the best of the best.

That was the driving force for John Pinnock in developing his Laundry City coin laundry business here.

“I wanted this to be a true five-star Laundromat,” Pinnock says.

Laundry City Serves Up ‘Five-Star’ Laundry Space (Part 1)

BALTIMORE — Five stars—it’s a term reserved for the finest of restaurants.

It’s the rating synonymous with the most luxurious of hotels, and the phrase film critics use only for the Citizen Kanes of the silver screen. No doubt five stars is the ultimate measure of quality, the best of the best.

That was the driving force for John Pinnock in developing his Laundry City coin laundry business here.

“I wanted this to be a true five-star Laundromat,” Pinnock says.

WA Locals Name Johnsons’ Laundries ‘Best of Western Washington’ (Conclusion)

MONROE, Wash. — Jay Johnson and his brother, Tod, have had a rich history in commercial real estate in the town of Carnation, Wash.—a city roughly 25 miles northeast of Seattle—since moving to the area from Alaska in the late 1960s.

“My brother and I have been involved in a number of real estate ventures over the years. We built the only shopping center that the city of Carnation had ... [and] we built a number of apartment buildings in the city,” Jay explains.

WA Locals Name Johnsons’ Laundries ‘Best of Western Washington’ (Part 1)

MONROE, Wash. — Jay Johnson and his brother, Tod, have had a rich history in commercial real estate in the town of Carnation, Wash.—a city roughly 25 miles northeast of Seattle—since moving to the area from Alaska in the late 1960s.

“My brother and I have been involved in a number of real estate ventures over the years. We built the only shopping center that the city of Carnation had ... [and] we built a number of apartment buildings in the city,” Jay explains.

Starting Over After Sandy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — From hurricane damage came an opportunity to both expand business and help the community.

Prior to Hurricane Sandy, Cumberland Farms was an Atlantic City, N.J., convenience store with a unit for cold storage attached.

After the storm damaged their town, owners Mayur Patel and his business partners, Ketul Patel and Dipak Goswami, saw their area’s need for a coin-operated laundry facility.

Las Vegas Laundromats Show Some ‘Laundry Love’

LAS VEGAS — Two local Laundromats recently participated in providing the area needy with clean laundry, as part of The Laundry Love Project, reports commercial laundry equipment distributor Western State Design (WSD).

Bruce and Leise Gilliat, owners of Las Vegas Coin Laundry, and Neal Rooney and Tim Gaud, owners of A+ Laundromat, hosted the event at their laundries. The store owners have worked with WSD in equipping their facilities with Dexter laundry equipment.

Laundrywood Provides More Than ‘Clean. Green. Express.’ Laundry

LOS ANGELES — Every year, across many neighborhoods in the country, a new Laundromat opens its doors, ready to answer the laundry needs of those in the community.

But before the first washer is loaded, much work, preparation and planning has to be taken care of to ensure the success of the coin laundry.

Some will spend a month or two applying a fresh coat of paint and investing in a few equipment upgrades before they open their doors, while others will spend months upon months gutting and completely rehabbing a space to make it their own.

The Laundry Factory Increases Throughput, Space Through Renovation

SHADYSIDE, Pa. — Every year, across many neighborhoods in the country, a new Laundromat opens its doors, ready to answer the laundry needs of those in the community.

But before the first washer is loaded, much work, preparation and planning has to be taken care of to ensure the success of the coin laundry.

Some will spend a month or two applying a fresh coat of paint and investing in a few equipment upgrades before they open their doors, while others will spend months upon months gutting and completely rehabbing a space to make it their own.

Friendly Wash Laundromat Aims to Provide Service That Lives Up to Name

CHICAGO — Every year, across many neighborhoods in the country, a new Laundromat opens its doors, ready to answer the laundry needs of those in the community.

But before the first washer is loaded, much work, preparation and planning has to be taken care of to ensure the success of the coin laundry.

Some will spend a month or two applying a fresh coat of paint and investing in a few equipment upgrades before they open their doors, while others will spend months upon months gutting and completely rehabbing a space to make it their own.

LA Laundromat Operator Realizes Multi-Store Dream

LOS ANGELES — Every year, across many neighborhoods in the country, a new Laundromat opens its doors, ready to answer the laundry needs of those in the community.

But before the first washer is loaded, much work, preparation and planning has to be taken care of to ensure the success of the coin laundry.

Some will spend a month or two applying a fresh coat of paint and investing in a few equipment upgrades before they open their doors, while others will spend months upon months gutting and completely rehabbing a space to make it their own.

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