- classic neon "Open" sign
- new maintenance guy
- $8 for the giant washer - ouch!
- outdoor seating for sunny afternoons
- wi-fi and tanning
Coin King Laundry does not offer washing and folding. Honestly, this place looks like a dive: several customers may have been stabbed in the seedy, superfluous semi-porch. And it also doesn't help that the Speed Queen sign has been struck by lightning.Though it has to be said the basket of laundry on the curb is a nice touch.
- timeless '50s style neon sign, doesn't look functional
- mysterious stains on the asphalt outside
- clean, reflective windows
You would think that this blight on the Alaskan tundra was the product of a very unimaginative architect, but don't judge Forbes Laundry by its facade. Like '90s Hole album, The Forbes is Pretty On The Inside. And these are the men behind the magic:
Meet bookish Ross Adkins, owner-builder of The Forbes, and his partner in cleanliness manager Jeff Dickens.
And let's not forget The Forbes' attendants, the Clemmonses: mother Dyea on the right, daughter Mandy on the left. Now Cushman Plaza Laundry doesn't look so hot.
My quest is complete. It's The Forbes ... or nothing.