Ishaline van Putten (right) of One Stop laundromat and dry-cleaning services with her mother Erna “Tricie” van Putten-Spanner.
ST. EUSTATIUS–One Stop laundromat and dry-cleaning services opened their doors at H.M. Queen Beatrix Road # 28, opposite the English burial ground, on Wednesday evening.
A grand opening ceremony was held, during which the convocation was carried out by “Lady of Culture” Marcella Gibbs-Marsdin and a toast was presented by Elvin Henriquez.
Owner Ishaline van Putten said the inspiration for her new business came from her parents Erna “Tricie” van Putten-Spanner and Kermit van Putten.
“Since I was a child it was my mother’s dream to open a laundromat business,” she said. The plan was in place for a very long time, but it kept being put off again and again. It was early last year that the family first introduced their plans to the public to open a laundromat and dry cleaning.
“We are very proud that we were able to present my mom’s dream after all these years to the public,” Ishaline said.
The business offers washing, drying and ironing, as well as dry-cleaning services, covering a wide range of clothing and bedding items. The business offers self-service as well as full-service.
Customers can drop their items at the beginning of the day and pick these up by the end of the day or the next day. The business runs seven days a week; Monday through Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 2:00pm.
From the beginning, it was a challenge to get the business up and running, – getting a permit as well as other issues – all the way to the grand opening, but the family persevered and now their dream is a reality,” Van Putten said.
“We thank everyone who helped us to make this dream possible. We hope for the public’s continued support during this journey because without you we cannot make it,” she said.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81795-one-stop-laundromat-and-dry-cleaning-opens-doors