A 40-year-old laundromat in North Charleston has been recently transformed, but what’s special about it is more than just its appearance.
Erin and John Carpenter went on an RV trip around the country during the pandemic, and that’s when they realized how important laundromats were. After the trip, they moved to Charleston and wanted to get involved in the community. That’s when they saw Reynolds Laundromat on Reynolds Avenue in North Charleston was for sale.
It took two and a half months to transform the space, and the new Reynolds Laundromat opened up two weeks ago.
The grand re-opening celebration was a free laundry day complete with free loads, food, and games. The couple partnered with Lowcountry Blessing Box Project to make it happen….[it] got the attention of many in the community including local organizations, who are reaching out and want to get involved to have more free laundry days and events.
The couple is now watching their project grow before their eyes. They hope that more free laundry days are in the future, with hopes of doing them every few months. They also are adding a kids area with books and toys, as well as creating a laundry pickup and delivery service. “Now to see people sitting at the picnic tables and kids playing in the kid’s area and using the technology and eating at the different things it’s kinda fun to see it come to life,” John said.
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