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The Wash House

Coffee, beer and laundry all in one place

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The reaction Lee Kerzner gets when New Yorkers find out about his East Village café called the Wash House: "That's such a good idea" or "I had that idea!"

"We serve as a coffee shop during the day, we do beer and wine at night, and we do your laundry for you," he says.

Lee thought of the million-dollar idea in college when a laundromat owner allowed him to bring a keg in while he and his friends did their wash.

About a month ago he made his business a reality.

Bring in your laundry, get a ticket, then you grab a cup of joe while you're there.

"We roast our own coffee in Brooklyn," he says. "It's Little Fox Coffee."

You can munch on a gourmet grilled cheese and wash it all down with a locally brewed beer and make some new friends.

The wash-and-fold service is $1 per pound. At these prices, what's not to love?

The Wash House plans to expand and add self-serve laundry machines.

If you have a spot in your neighborhood you can't stop talking about, let me know abou it on Twitter:

@simoneboyce with #simoneinthecity

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