CARRBORO, N.C. — Family-owned and -operated Willow Creek Laundromat recently celebrated its 26th year of serving the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area.
“Twenty-six years is a major milestone for any local business,” says Pat Nelson, who started the company with her husband Charlie in March 1986. “Our goal is to provide a clean, bright environment for out-of-town visitors, local residents, and for those who want the convenience of large-capacity washers and dryers.”
The 2,500-square-foot attended store in the Willow Creek Shopping Center is large enough to accommodate large, modern self-service laundry equipment plus work areas with plenty of elbow room. Willow Creek Laundromat has made three strategic upgrades over the last five years, including replacing laundry equipment and adding free Wi-Fi service.
Its loyal customer base and a successful wash-dry-fold service catering to residents and visitors with busy schedules will make the next 26 years even more rewarding, Nelson says.
“We have been told that folks like us because they can start the washer and then grab a bite at one of our restaurants, then transfer their clothes to a dryer while they shop for the week at Food Lion,” she says. “They like the fact that they can do more than just their laundry here.”