By Jay Mejia, Branson Globe Special News Correspondent
Branson’s The Launderette is giving away hot air with Free Dry Friday throughout July.
“We’re seeing lots of tourists coming in, locals, too,” said Suzie Toney, who together with husband Rick and daughter LaTisha, owner, operate Branson’s only full-service laundromat.
“Free Dry Friday is just something we came up to offer folks something fun just like free popcorn Monday,” chimed in Rick Toney.
Located at 1447 Missouri 248 Suite G next to the Country Mart, The Launderette offers a wide variety of services and family fare to occupy folks while doing their laundry.
The Launderette is housed in a spacious 4,000-square-foot setting that features 56 new, sleek Dexter washer and dryer machines. Customers can pay with an application using their debit or credit card or take advantage of a drop-off bundle service for clothes, comforters, rugs and bathmats.
The Launderette offers a children’s play area, pinball and video games, large screen television, a wide array of comfortable seats and picnic benches and plenty of vending machines for snacks and drinks.
Business has been brisk despite the pandemic.
“We opened our doors with a city permit March 18 just before Spring Break,” Rick Toney said. “Two days later the city ordered the shutdown. We’re still getting lots of customers though even during that time. Things are better now.”
Toney said he is most proud of the Dexter machines.
“We did research and we ran across Dexter to be the best,” he said.
“Dexter is an American-made outfit based in Iowa,” he added. “It’s an employee-owned business that’s been around since 1894. You can’t beat Dexter for quality.”