A&Q Laundry Room
South River, N.J.
Before Getting into the Laundry Business…
Tyesha formerly served as the director for a non-profit organization.
March 1, 2015
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily
Three part-time attendants
Total Square Footage
Approximately 1,600 square feet
A&Q Laundry Room has six parking spaces in the front of the store, which are shared with a convenience store next door. In addition, the laundry has four additional parking spaces in the rear of the building.
Lease or Own?
The store is on a 10-year lease, with a five-year option.
“My location was an existing laundromat, which I completely renovated,” Tyesha explained. “That renovation process took about three months.”
The overall cost, including the laundry equipment, was approximately $200,000.
Turns Per Day
The business’ utility costs represent 23 percent of its gross sales.
A&Q is located in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood.
“I have two competitors in my immediate area,” Tyesha said.
Washers and Dryers
10 Speed Queen 20-pound frontloaders, $2.75
6 Speed Queen 40-pound frontloaders, $4.75
2 Speed Queen 60-pound frontloaders, $5.75
18 Speed Queen 30-pound stack dryers, 25 cents for seven minutes
2 Speed Queen 45-pound stack dryers, 25 cents for five minutes
1 Rowe bill changer
6 R&B Wire Products laundry carts
5 Solomatic folding tables
Commercial tile flooring
1 beverage vending machine – 75 cents for sodas, $1.25 for water
A&Q sells detergent and other laundry products over the counter:
• Clorox bleach, $2.49
• Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, $2.49
• Gain (10 ounces), $2.99
• Ariel, $1.99
• Downy, $1.99
• Suavitel, $1.99
• Suavitel dryer sheets, $1.49
• Tide (powder), $1.49
• Gain (25 ounces), $5.99
• Tide (25 ounces), $6.99
For drop-off loads, the cost is 99 cents per pound, with a 10-pound minimum. For pickup and delivery, the cost is $1.25 per pound, with a 20-pound minimum. Orders weighing less than 10 pounds are charged a flat rate of $10.
The pricing for comforters is as follows:
• Twin, $10
• Full/Queen, $13
• King, $15
• Down Comforter, $20
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