Store Profiles

Case studies of what has worked, what has not.

Couture’s Fabric Care Leaves Behind Legacy of Quality (Conclusion)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After three generations under the family’s ownership, Keith Peterson and his father, Carl Peterson Jr., have closed their family’s drycleaning and Laundromat business, Couture’s Fabric Care—an establishment that became a mainstay for many locals here since opening 110 years ago.

“It’s very, very sad for everybody. It’s sad for my coin laundry customers, the drycleaning customers and my employees,” says Keith, who took ownership of the business from his father in 2001.

Couture’s Fabric Care Leaves Behind Legacy of Quality (Part 1)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After three generations under the family’s ownership, Keith Peterson and his father, Carl Peterson Jr., have closed their family’s drycleaning and Laundromat business, Couture’s Fabric Care—an establishment that became a mainstay for many locals here since opening 110 years ago.

“It’s very, very sad for everybody. It’s sad for my coin laundry customers, the drycleaning customers and my employees,” says Keith, who took ownership of the business from his father in 2001.

Past to Present (Conclusion)

CHICAGO — We’ve written about them before, but where are they now? American Coin-Op followed up this month with three previously featured Laundromats to see how their business is doing.

Loudon Speedwash, Mattapoisett Laundromat (both featured in Part 1 of this story) and Value Clean Laundromat are still doing well, thanks to the modifications and service that owners and attendants supply. Not only that, these small-business owners see more growth in their future.

Past to Present (Part 1)

CHICAGO — We’ve written about them before, but where are they now? American Coin-Op followed up with three previously featured Laundromats to see how their business is doing.

Loudon Speedwash, Mattapoisett and Value Clean Laundromats are still doing well, thanks to the modifications and service that owners and attendants supply. Not only that, these small-business owners see more growth in their future.

Music to Your Ears (Part 2)

LOS ANGELES — Enrique Del Rivero’s greatest challenge as a small-business owner is promoting his coin laundry. “I think I’m terrible at it,” he admits.

So when laundry detergent maker Gain approached him about a promotional remodel, he accepted. “I wanted to do something different than what everybody else has done in the past.”

Music to Your Ears (Part 1)

LOS ANGELES — Enrique Del Rivero’s greatest challenge as a small-business owner is promoting his coin laundry. “I think I’m terrible at it,” he admits.

So when laundry detergent maker Gain approached him about a promotional remodel, he accepted. “I wanted to do something different than what everybody else has done in the past.”

Puttin’ a New Spin on Things (Conclusion)

PORTLAND, Ore. — While indulging in a microbrew and a goat cheese panini, you receive a text message announcing your laundry is done. Glancing around the retro-mod lounge, you just might have to remind yourself, “Oh right, I’m in a Laundromat.” Portland’s Spin Laundry Lounge is not your typical college-town Laundromat.

Located in the city’s Historic Mississippi District, Spin Laundry Lounge encompasses everything owner and founder Morgan Gary originally had in mind when it came to putting her, well, unique spin on the laundry business.

Puttin’ a New Spin on Things (Part 1)

PORTLAND, Ore. — While indulging in a microbrew and a goat cheese panini, you receive a text message announcing your laundry is done. Glancing around the retro-mod lounge, you just might have to remind yourself, “Oh right, I’m in a Laundromat.” Portland’s Spin Laundry Lounge is not your typical college-town Laundromat.

Located in the city’s Historic Mississippi District, Spin Laundry Lounge encompasses everything owner and founder Morgan Gary originally had in mind when it came to putting her, well, unique spin on the laundry business.

Wash N Go Owners Open Third Location in Six Months

SAN DIEGO — Alex Zaydenberg and Robert Legg have been busy. The business partners recently opened their third Wash N Go location in the past six months, according to coin laundry equipment distributor Western State Design.

With 3,300 square feet of space and “an array of equipment” in various capacities, this is their largest location so far, the distributor reports. The site was previously occupied by another Laundromat business.

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