By Liz Witbeck
I Love My Laundromat, a local family owned business, recently opened a third location in Mechanicville.
I Love My Laundromat is owned and operated by the Modasra family: Ravi and his wife, Soniya, along with Ravi’s parents Funil and Bhavna.
The family had many years of experience in the hotel and motel industry, and eventually decided to expand to laundromats. They opened their first location in Scotia in 2009 and a second location in Troy in 2013.
The newest venue is located at 27 Park Plaza in Mechanicville.
The location is a self-service laundromat. Customers are able to come in and wash and dry their own clothes in a clean and friendly environment. There are coin-operated machines available for customers.
Hours are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, to make it truly convenient for people to come in and do their laundry, even if it requires coming in before work or later at night.
The Modasra family is planning on adding more services to its locations in the near future, they said. When researching throughout the Capital Region, Ravi said he saw that many areas lacked full-service laundromats.
“There is a need for a full-service location. We will offer washing, folding, drop-off, pick-up, and dry cleaning services,” he said.
Customers are able to drop off their clothes for dry cleaning. There are other laundering services available, such as dropping off laundry and having an attendant wash, dry and fold them, making the laundry available to pick up later.
The Modasra family enjoys being in Mechanicville.
“We like to be an intricate part of the community,” Ravi said. “I enjoy getting to know our customers. We make it a point to get to know people by first name.”
For more information, call 312-0446.