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Anderson St neighborhood laundromat gone
« on: November 14, 2022, 03:50:59 PM »
The washer/dryer machines in my building were too small, too expensive and too time-consuming, so I switched years ago to the laundromat next to the Walgreens at Anderson and Linden. It seemed to be the choice of most of the neighborhood.

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a big truck and a stacked pair of washing machines on the sidewalk. I thought new machines were being installed. A few days later, I was in Walgreens and I heard someone asking someone else, "What happened to the laundromat?"

"They closed" was the reply.

WHAT?


THE PIX (click to enlarge)

1. I went next door and looked through both doors. This is the half of the laundromat that's closer to Walgreens:

2. Here's the other half that's closer to Linden:

3. Here's what both sides looked like last February from the back of the Linden side (PANO):


This is a blow to the neighborhood. I sure hope it's going to be replaced by another laundromat company and NOT by another residential monstrosity - especially since that would also deprive us of the neighborhood's sole pharmacy next door.

4. On a probably-directly-related note: As I was parking my car yesterday near my building, I noticed a woman putting flyers on all the cars. She was walking by as I got out of my car and handed me a flyer.


Think this might have anything to do with the subject of this post? The location is where the Cedar Lane Grille used to be by the northwest corner of Cedar Lane and River Rd.






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Re: Anderson St neighborhood laundromat gone
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2022, 07:08:18 AM »
Wow that's crazy...to the best of my knowledge I can't think of another one in that vicinity. And i'm not surprised Cedar Lane Grille closed, I went in there years ago for a nostalgic breakfast and it was terrible

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Re: Anderson St neighborhood laundromat gone
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 09:03:39 AM »
that entire block is being torn down... 6 story apartment going there...

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Re: Anderson St neighborhood laundromat gone
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 12:35:45 PM »
that entire block is being torn down... 6 story apartment going there...


I had heard that some months ago, but nothing since, so I was hoping that maybe the Powers That Be saw the wisdom in keeping two important neighborhood mainstays: Walgreens - especially its pharmacy - and the laundromat. And who wants to pay thousands of dollars a month to live RIGHT next to railroad tracks?

I'm sure it won't be a welcome view for the people at the 6-story 29 Linden building right across the street.

C'mon, Powers That Be..............rethink this! Find a way to give the current neighborhood residents AND the new ones a good pharmacy on Anderson St...........and all of us currents need a laundromat.

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Re: Anderson St neighborhood laundromat gone
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2022, 08:21:43 PM »
Lots of people will pay to live next to train tracks.  As far as the rest, its a disposable building that is not generating near the revenue that the new building will create.     https://www.hackensack.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/123_Anderson_Street_Redevelopment_Report_02.25.22.pdf#

 

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