US Market for Coin-Operated Laundries & Drycleaners
to Reach US$3.5 Billion by 2015 to Reach US$3.5 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts
GlA announces the release of a comprehensive US report on coin-operated laundries & drycleaners market. Despite witnessing a temporary erosion in growth in recent years, primarily due to the recent economic recession, the US market for coin-operated laundries & drycleaners is expected to recover poise in the short to medium term period, to reach US$3.5 billion by 2015. This projected growth in the market will beprimarily driven byfactors such as
revival in the economic conditions, service innovations and higher rental occupancy rates. Rising population and consumers’ penchant for convenience are also having positive influence on the market.
Loads of Wash (Tons of It) And a Community Haven
By JODI WILGOREN; Gretchen Ruethling contributed reporting from Chicago for this article.
Published: December 26, 2005
The birds arrived Wednesday, 15 feathered members of the finch family fluttering around a wood-and-glass sanctuary. Thursday brought the sand table and magnet games for the children’s play area, where a special laminate floor was being laid.
And when the doors of the World’s Largest Laundromat reopen this week, dozens of free doughnuts will be doled out daily, as reliable as the rinse cycle in the spanking-new washing machines.
Oh, yes, the machines. There are 301 of them now, row upon gleaming silver row, including a dozen washers ready to whirl a whopping 75 pounds (for a whopping $6.50) and the Chicago area’s first high-powered express models that more than double the G-force in the spin cycle to cut dryer time nearly in half.
But before a four-alarm fire in August 2004 destroyed the World’s Largest Laundromat, it was not just a place to pump quarters into metal boxes and pick strangers’ lint from filters in this working-class strip just west of Chicago.
Clean Street Laundry Offers State of the Art Equipment
By Phyllis J. Nueberger staff reporter
There’s a game room, a pool table, five televisions and even a snack area to help customers pass the time while the wash is washing at Clean Street Laundry – a one of a kind, state of the art facility that recently opened at 3449 N. Federal Highway in Shoppers Haven Plaza, Pompano Beach.
Knowing that the average customer spends at least two hours in a laundry, I wanted to offer some fun and a lot of comfort to my customers,” says Bruno Charleux, owner of this new coin laundry that is probably the largest in South Florida with 125 washers and dryers. “My job is to offer customers a large, comfortable setting that is always attended and fully secured,” Charleux says with a smile.
“There’s no waiting here at Clean Street Laundry. We’re open from early morning until midnight, seven days a week. While the clothes are washing and drying, folks can pass the time in a variety of ways.” A stroll around this huge establishment is a visual treat too.
Street lamps separate the aisles of washers. Instead of street names the signs are laundry descriptions. Two large, colorful murals capture the eye. Created by the well known Las Olas Artist, James Kiselica, both feature easily recognized San Francisco trolleys chugging up famous steep hills. Of course the signs on the side of the trolley advertise the Clean Street Laundry.