Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Gentle Wash Laundromat has a new owner, sign, on Avenue A (aka, today in laundromat news)
Gentle Wash Laundromat has new ownership now at 97 Avenue A near East Sixth Street ... the new owner retained the former staff ... workers put up the new sign on Saturday... EVG reader Creature noted that the inside was painted and all the Asian nicknacks were removed... (and expect wi-fi service soon.)
Can't personally speak much about the place. There are several one-star Yelp reviews ("Please don't go here unless you want to be treated like an insect and for your laundry to smell like poop") ... and one person referred to the owner as an (ugh) "evil dragon lady."
Regardless, says longtime patron Creature of the former owner: "All I know is she was always nice to me and will be missed. It feels like another institution leaving, but that may just be me."
While I liked the former sign...
... it's nice to see that another laundromat didn't close down for good around the neighborhood. (Like here ... here ... and some day here.)