Don’t panic, the laundromat is getting ready to open, says the owner of the laundry facility that is one of the world’s best-known, and most recognizable, laundromats.
The new laundromas will be called “the house,” the owner said.
He also confirmed the new laundry facility is expected to be fully operational by fall.
“This is one laundry room that has been sitting there for a long time,” said the owner, who declined to give his name.
“The house is here.”
The former Woolworths, the largest laundromaker in Canada, has operated at the corner of Highway 403 and Highway 15, just west of Ottawa for the past 20 years.
The facility is the oldest in Canada and has a capacity of about 15,000 to 18,000 clients.
It opened in 1988 and has been an Ottawa fixture for about 20 years, but in recent years, its popularity has waned.
Its owner, Jim Smith, said he plans to open a new laundry room to be named the “House.”
Smith said the new laundries will feature a new kitchen, bathrooms, a new bar and a full bar.
Smith, a former member of Parliament, said his plan is to open the new house in November, but that it will take time to bring it to fruition.
A new restaurant, which has been named the House Bar, is also scheduled to open later this year, he said.
Smith said the house will be the place for patrons to get away from the city and explore new places to do business.
For now, however, the new House will be known as the “Laundry Room,” which is part of the brand name.
At a press conference last month, Woolworth’s president and CEO, Bob D’Amico, said the company was looking forward to seeing the new facility in operation by fall, but he would not say when it would open.
D’Amicos company has been working on the project for several years, and the company has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a renovation of the property.
It has been difficult to get Woolworth to build the new facilities in time for the opening of the new stores, D’amico said.
In addition, a contractor working for Woolworth has been unable to meet Woolworth construction deadlines because of a shortage of workers.
In November, Woolie’s announced that it had raised $5.8 million in new funding from the government and local governments to upgrade its downtown Ottawa retail hub and other projects, including a new $1.2-billion hotel.
Woolworth said it expects to complete the new businesses by spring, but it expects a lot of traffic on Highway 15.
According to a company press release, it will provide “a vibrant, modern and comfortable environment for customers to experience the unique Woolworth experience” and that “Luxury will be celebrated on every level.”