October 22, 2019

Old Laundromat demolished


The former Laundromat on Houghton Avenue in downtown West Branch was demolished Wednesday, July 31. The building had been vacant for quite some time, and was recently purchased by the city to be torn down. Part of the building collapsed last week, prior to its demolition. Currently the city has not said what it plans to do with the property, but in the past parking or possibly a park area have been discussed.


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How about a Meijer or Leo's Coney Island? Too small for Meijer, but we sure need one! We have WAY too many people up here now. Walmart is always maxed out and they can't even keep up with enough stock for everybody.

Just sayin :)

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A Reader

This hurts my heart. One of my earliest memories is going there with my mother to do the laundry. It was always warm and clean, and smelled good, and there were those varnished pine Adirondack chairs - even a child-sized set! And when I was older, I liked to play the jukebox, and go to the back of the counter, where there was a revolving jewelry display. West Branch has lost so much of what used to make it a lively, thriving small town. It's a sad place now, at least for me.

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