Thu 9 Nov 2006
On my list of the businesses that I'm least interested in owning, laundromats rank right up there. They seem fairly boring and I know that rising energy costs and water bills are driving them out of business.
I haven't set foot in a laundromat since my wife and I got married and we bought a washer/dryer. But the other day I was driving through an area of town that I rarely pass through and I spotted what I think could be the future of laundromats.
This particular laundromat, located in the heart of the city's college community, offered the following amenities:
- Free satellite TV
- Free Xbox video games
- Free coffee
- Free foosball
… and other amenities. I was impressed. The few times I've visited laundromats I found them to be torturously boring places and I couldn't wait to leave. At a place like this, though, it's likely that I would have the cleanest clothes on campus!