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Self-service laundromat breaks ground in Cottage Grove

Crews last week broke ground on a proposed 3,608-square-foot Tumble Fresh, paving the way for a self-service laundry facility in Cottage Grove.

Located between the BP gas station and Auto Zone on East Point Douglas Road near Jamaica Avenue, Tumble Fresh will be the only self-service laundromat in the city. According to Economic Development Director Danette Parr, the property at 8470 East Point Douglas Road has been undeveloped.

The developer, Linn Companies, will include in the new facility top-of-the-line washers and dryers with energy saving capabilities.

With Cottage Grove void of a one-stop, self-service laundry facility, Parr said it will be a great asset to residents.

"There are a lot of people that need that service," she explained. "Whether they are people who have a washer at home but have to go out of town to wash larger items or they are renters who don't have laundry facilities. It will be great for them."

Construction on the property is expected to last through most of the summer with an anticipated opening in early August. Once construction is complete, the business will be able to accommodate multiple patrons at once. Machines will be state-of-the-art and will accommodate credit cards.

"I think this will be a great addition to the business community," Parr said.