Store Profiles

Case studies of what has worked, what has not.

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.

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.

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