Excuse the shoddy photography, but I felt compelled to document the new sign atop the old laundromat at Park and Franklin, which replaced the one that declared a new laundromat was coming soon. I, for one, will be there all the dang time, though I'll miss the cozy spot up the street a few blocks. However, as crowded as that place was on a Sunday afternoon, I think these guys have gauged demand correctly.
Between, this place, Nairobi's Knapsack (the new kid store/play place--see a rave review here), and the Lily and Fig (if it ever opens), the Franklin Ave retail boom continues. New establishments are also moving further down the avenue, which encourages me in my quest to keep the great new pizza place, A Slice of Brooklyn, up and running. Update on them: they now serve awesome chocolate chip cookies: two big ones for a buck, and they heat them in the pizza oven for a minute to make them soft and make the chocolate gooey. Delicious, I swear to you.