A combination laundromat and café will occupy the space at the corner of Mission and 20th streets come January in the form of Laundré.
The café-laundromat will feature a full-scale coffee bar alongside energy-efficient laundry machines and free soap with every wash.
Owner Ariana Roviello noted that while a typical wash-and-dry cycle takes about 90 minutes to two hours, it will be just 45 minutes at Laundré, made possible by sustainable equipment.
“It’s important to me that people find it as convenient as possible,” Roviello said.
She added that the laundromat will provide a texting service to allow potential customers to determine machine availability, as well as on-site attendants.
As for the café, the concept is simple, she said, with standard coffee and espresso drinks in addition to fresh baked goods and pre-packaged food.
This is the first business for Roviello, who started the company in 2014 and acquired the former T-Mobile space in May. She intends to eventually offer private-label soap and detergent to go with the brand, and possibly open an additional location in the future.
The business will take up two spaces on the same parcel: 2401 Mission Street and 3487 20th Street. The building permit is strictly for change of use and does not include plans for exterior alterations.
The same building, recently acquired by a bitcoin investor, is also slated to become the new home of Mission St. watering hole Doc’s Clock, which secured legacy business status earlier this year. Meanwhile, a collective of clothing and leather goods manufacturers is moving out.
Correction: an earlier version of the article misstated the name and second address of the laundromat; the business will be named Laundré, not Café Laundré. Additionally, it has been updated to clarify the café’s offerings.