Store Profiles

Case studies of what has worked, what has not.

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.

First-Time Laundromat Owner Turns Venture into Family Affair

TACOMA, Wash. — 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.

Texas Couple’s Entrepreneurial Streak Goes for ‘Quick Spin’

MCALLEN, Texas — 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.

Grande Laundry Place Opens San Marcos, Calif., Location

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.

W.Va.-Based Laundromat Achieves ADA Compliance

ELKINS, W. Va. — 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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