A family-owned laundromat opened Monday on the 300 block of Main Street in Marseilles.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted at We Wash That, 364 Main St., by Mayor Jim Hollenbeck, members of the Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce and MICOR Properties representatives, along with co-owners Corbin and Wendy Webster.
We Wash That joins Marseilles businesses We Fix That, We Ship That, We Store That, MiCor Properties and U-Haul.
The laundromat will not use coins. It’s a Sebco laundry system using value add cards. Customers purchase a preloaded $5 Sebco card, then insert the card into the machines. The cards can be reloaded at kiosks and be replenished up to $95.
There will be an ATM and vending machines onsite. The business will be open 24/7 and has security cameras.
The building was originally built between 1850 to 1860 as a plank house on stilts. It’s been many businesses over the years but in the last 15 years it was an abandoned, forgotten building that became an eyesore in the community, Hollenbeck said. he said opening a laundromat in Marseilles keeps that revenue within the city.
“I am very happy to have a new business in town, especially on Main Street,” Hollenbeck said.