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Do your laundry at KMART ( with free Wi-Fi )

submitted on May 19, 2010 by orangearrows in "Stores / Merchants"
http://consumerist.com/2010/05.....undry.html


If you live in Iowa City, Iowa, you'll soon be able to do your laundry at Kmart. I don't get it either, but that's what the retailer has announced. It will be testing a laundromat addition to one of its Kmart stores in the city, and has named it Kwash. I'm assuming you're supposed to pronounce it K-Wash, but for the first five minutes I kept reading "quash" and wondering how in the hell that was supposed to make me think of clean clothes and cheap goods.

Unlike your standard no-frills laundromat, Kwash will have free WiFi, a drop-off service, the ability to shop the adjoining Kmart store online, and of course direct access to Kmart so you can shop while your clothes are washing. It sounds like a "super" laundromat--a sKwash if you will.

Kwash should open in the next week or so, with a grand opening in early June.
     

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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on May 19, 2010
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    Sounds like a great idea.

    BTW -you have a typo in your title.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on May 19, 2010
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      Thanks Pablos - fixed it.
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    Posted by HouTex on May 19, 2010
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    The first location occupies the store’s former auto-center space (apparently they've closed that), and it will have its own storefront and access to the store. The Kwash will have 31 washers and 30 dryers, a children’s play area, and an attendant on site, according to another article about it in the Iowa City Press Citizen.

    Customers can shop online during their wait by using a website set up in K-wash, and the online orders can be picked up in the store an hour after the purchase. There will also be a full-service Kmart register in the Laundromat, so laundry customers can purchase items in Kmart and get them rung up in the Laundromat, thus avoiding the sales-and-service area.

    Sounds pretty well thought out.
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    Posted by orangearrows on May 19, 2010
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    The biggest draw for me is free WiFi Mr Green
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on May 19, 2010
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      Me, too!
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on May 19, 2010
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    Why hasn't Walmart done this?

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