Most people think of going to the laundromat as a chore. Green Laundry Lounge, at 10 Moorlyn Lane, was designed and created to put that notion to rest for good. It’s a new take on the laundromat, one that has plenty to do and helps the environment as well.
Green Laundry Lounge is meant to be an experience, not a chore. It has a farm-to-table café with a focus on non-GMO, organic food (courtesy of Greenville’s own Oak Hill Café) and coffee shop (with drinks from Due South Coffee Roasters) on the premises, not to mention comfy furniture made from recycled material, free Wi-Fi, iPad stations and books to read. It’s not your traditional laundromat, to be sure.
“Our coffee and food are great,” says Green Laundry Lounge’s founder and co-owner, Jay Desai, “so people feel like they’re not just doing laundry, they are not doing some chore.”
“Green Laundry Lounge is a new concept in making laundromats better and more sustainable.”
– Jay Desai, founder and co-owner
There might be a few laundromats out there with coffee shops in them, but Green Laundry Lounge takes it to the next level by offering a dedicated wet cleaning service, which uses sustainable soap and water and no harmful chemicals. They’re the first in the USA to do so.Of course, you’re there to do laundry while you enjoy a cup of coffee, a snack or a beer, so the Green Laundry Lounge has state-of-the-art washing machines from Electrolux, washers with capacities up to 80 pounds, and dryers up to 83 pounders. You can use their self-service and get in and out in less than an hour, or you can take advantage of their wash-and-fold or wet cleaning services.
And the even better news? You can do all that and help the environment, too.
“Green Laundry Lounge is a new concept in making laundromats better and more sustainable,” Desai says. We make sure we take care of the environment by using biodegradable soap, water and other sustainable material. It’s kind of like a spa for your garments. And people see the difference.”