Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Longtime Second Avenue Launderette will close this summer
The longtime laundromat here on Second Avenue between East Sixth Street and East Fifth Street is closing... some time in August, most likely.
EVG regular peter radley shares these photos... and the sign on the front window goes into great detail about the situation here...
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Douglas Pratt, president of the Launderette, discusses how his family operated this laundromat since the early 1970s ... that they were "forced" into buying the building a short time later or face losing the lease. However, more recently, the family had to sell the building here at 97 Second Ave. "for a host of personal and business reasons."
According to the letter, the new owners are courting a variety of tenants — restaurants, convenience stores and laundromats. As of now, Pratt doesn't believe a new tenant has signed a lease.
Aug. 15 is the tentative closing date.