MEDINA — The sound of clothing tumbling in stainless steel washing and drying machines filled the room Friday as North Court Laundry opened its new location at 739 W. Liberty St
Owners Joe and Susan Paoletta celebrated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony Friday.
“We are the only business that had to move because of the road widening project there on (state Route) 42,” Joe Paoletta said. “Everybody else either lost from frontage or had some adjustments to their entrance, but we were the only ones that had to physically move.”
North Court Laundry officially reopened for business earlier this month after closing its North Court Street location last April, he said.
Mayor Dennis Hanwell presented the couple with a proclamation from the office of Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Montville.
The proclamation read in part, “Recognition of this special event is a fitting tribute to North Court Laundry for it’s achieving a remarkable record of service to the area, earning the gratitude and appreciation of many satisfied customers,” Hanwell said.
Katie Semo presented the couple with a certificate from the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.
Paoletta said the new location features 46 dryers and 26 washing machines, with the largest washing machines accommodating up to 80 pounds of clothing at once.
“We also added a do-it-yourself dog wash,” he said. “So if people are at the dog park and they don’t want to bring their dog home that is dirty they can just bring them here and wash them here.”
Paoletta said the entire project cost about $500,000, with the couple receiving some assistance from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the city of Medina. The cost includes the move in the building and equipment.
“Between the Ohio Department of Transportation and the city, Susan and I, our family, we are able to continue on offering a greatly needed service to the city and we are really thrilled to be here,” Paoletta said during the ceremony.
North Court Laundry will always have an attendant on duty to help address any customer questions or concerns, and also features a laundry drop-off service, Paoletta said.
“We could not have had a successful move without the support of a lot of people,” he said. “Everyone from the mayor’s office, the Building Department, the Fire Department, the Police Department — everybody really came together.”
North Court Laundry is open 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, visit the laundry’s Facebook page.