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Case studies of what has worked, what has not.

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.

Managing the ‘World’ from Out Of State (Conclusion)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A combination of special people and advanced technology enables Barry Monroe to successfully run Wash World laundry in Charlotte, N.C., 90 miles from his Columbia, S.C., home.

The people include laundry manager Gabriela (Gaby) Gonzalez, originally from Peru. Some 70% of Wash World’s customers are Hispanic, Monroe estimates, and Gonzalez communicates extremely well with them. “She’s very resourceful. She puts out any fire that comes up,” he says.

Managing the ‘World’ from Out Of State (Part 1)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A combination of special people and advanced technology enables Barry Monroe to successfully run Wash World laundry in Charlotte, N.C., 90 miles from his Columbia, S.C., home.

The people include laundry manager Gabriela (Gaby) Gonzalez, originally from Peru. Some 70% of Wash World’s customers are Hispanic, Monroe estimates, and Gonzalez communicates extremely well with them. “She’s very resourceful. She puts out any fire that comes up,” he says.

Fair Oaks Laundry’s Favorite Color? Green! (Conclusion)

PASADENA, Calif. — An eco-inspired full-service laundry where people feel comfortable, safe and clean, Fair Oaks Laundry works hard to deliver on its tagline—Clean. Green. Express.

Occupying a highly visible street corner near Old Town Pasadena, Calif., Fair Oaks Laundry draws customers from all walks of life. The eco-friendly laundry combines high-efficiency, high-speed Continental Girbau laundry equipment with a gamut of craved services and amenities appealing to professionals, singles and families alike.

Fair Oaks Laundry’s Favorite Color? Green! (Part 1)

PASADENA, Calif. — An eco-inspired full-service laundry where people feel comfortable, safe and clean, Fair Oaks Laundry works hard to deliver on its tagline—Clean. Green. Express.

Occupying a highly visible street corner near Old Town Pasadena, Calif., Fair Oaks Laundry draws customers from all walks of life. The eco-friendly laundry combines high-efficiency, high-speed Continental Girbau laundry equipment with a gamut of craved services and amenities appealing to professionals, singles and families alike.

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