Philip KodroffPhilip Kodroff
Laundromart
Hollywood, Fla.

Before Getting into the Laundry Business…

  • Kodroff was a corporate executive in the fashion industry.

Store Opening

  • April 20, 2016

Business Hours

  • 24 hours a day. The laundry is open every day, except for Christmas Day.

Staff

  • Three full-time attendants and four part-time employees

Total Square Footage

  • 6,162 square feet

Parking Availability

  • There are 35 parking spaces in a private lot. The store has two entrances – one from the rear parking area and one from the side parking area.

Lease or Own?

  • Kodroff leases his store’s location. The lease agreement is for 10 years, with three five-year options.

The Building

  • The store was originally a Sizzler steakhouse, which was turned into a self-service laundry by a previous owner. However, the facility eventually devolved into a rundown laundromat. At this point, Aaxon Laundry Systems, over the course of eight months, designed and rebuilt the store into a modern, upscale vended laundry.
    • Today, Laundromart features a bright, comfortable décor – with a separate lounge area that includes a number of table-and-chair seating units; 60-inch televisions; vended food, snacks and beverages; and video/arcade games.

Turns Per Day

  • 3.5 – with that number steadily increasing since the laundry’s grand opening last September.

Utility Costs

  • Utility costs represent 23 percent of the laundry’s gross sales.

Marketplace Demographics

  • The laundry is located in a strong rental area, with mid- to low-income residents.

Competition

  • There are four other vended laundry competitors in the marketplace.

Payment Options

  • Laundromart is a smartcard-operated store, which accepts credit/debit cards, EBT cards and cash to load the smartcard.

Laundromart InteriorWashers and Dryers

  • 10 Huebsch Horizon 20-pound frontloaders, $1.95
  • 10 Huebsch Galaxy 20-pound frontloaders, $2.75
  • 10 Huebsch Galaxy 30-pound frontloaders, $3.75
  • 10 Huebsch Galaxy 40-pound frontloaders, $4.75
  • 7 Huebsch Galaxy 60-pound frontloaders, $5.75
  • 2 Huebsch Galaxy 80-pound frontloaders, $7.75
  • 40 Huebsch 30-pound stack dryers, 25 cents for eight minutes
  • 8 Huebsch 45-pound stack dryers, 25 cents for six minutes
  • 2 Huebsch 75 pound dryers, 50 cents for eight minutes

Water Heating System

  • 3 Takagi instant hot water heaters

Card System

  • ESD card system

Laundry Carts

  • 20 R&B Wire Products laundry carts

Folding Tables

  • 10 Solomatic six-foot folding tables

Flooring

  • Wood-plank-style porcelain tiles

Lighting

  • LED lighting

Soap Vending

  • 1 Vend-Rite Manufacturing upright, glass display window, card-operated detergent vending machine, prices range from 75 cents to $7.50

Beverage Vending

  • 2 rented beverage vending machines, prices range from $1.00 to $2.00

Snack Vending

  • 2 rented snack vending machines – one includes dry snacks, and the other has ice cream

Televisions

  • 4 60-inch televisions

Arcade/Video Games

  • 1 Pac-Man video game
  • 1 Prize Cube redemption game
  • 1 Star Wars video game

Children’s Play Area

  • The laundry features a 1,150-square-foot area located at the rear of the store with comfortable tables and chairs, arcade games and snack machines.

Laundromart ExteriorAdditional Amenities

• Free Wi-Fi access
• In-store music streaming
• Outdoor seating

Wash-Dry-Fold Service

  • The store’s Regular Service is 99 cents per pound, and the Premium Service – which includes ironing – is $1.50 per pound. Both services require a 10-pound minimum. The per-piece service has a five-item minimum.

Drop-Off Drycleaning Service

  • Prices range from $1.89 to $9.99, depending on types of items.

Distributor

Aaxon Laundry Systems
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
(954) 772-7100

Project Consultant

Arthur Lapon

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