June 6, 2021 at 10:47 am #5768Anthony UvaParticipant
A question for experienced owners.
I’ve been looking for my first laundromat but have not found anything suitable in my desired area. I was trying to stay within a 30 minute drive time. So now, I’m considering looking further out.
I’ve identified one that looks promising, but it’s about and 1 hour 15 minutes without traffic. During times of heavy traffic that time could be a good deal longer. I could plan on driving mostly “off hours” when there’s not a lot of traffic as much as possible…
What are your opinions on distance? Keep in mind I’m experienced in owning a business and entrepreneurship but this would be my first laundromat.
June 11, 2021 at 12:03 am #6050Bryan WilsonParticipant
With Technology, you can make most stores wireless
If you do decide to go after the store and hour away hire a store manager if possible
A unattended store Driving 3hrs to and from to handle a customer issue can be a headache
You learn quickly in this business people don’t pay attention to signs or instructions for.
Hate to see you waste 3 hrs to handle a coin issue
If possible, stay within a 30 min drive
June 16, 2021 at 7:40 pm #6135Alex AllevaParticipant
Anthony i am in a similar situation. There is a laundromat about 1hr from me that is for sale but i am torn deciding if its even worth looking at because of the commute. With traffic i can see it being as long as 2hrs to get to the laundromat. As i am typing this i am quickly convincing myself that the commute is not worth it lol. I agree with Bryan, 30 min is reasonable.
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