We’ve talked a few times how much we love Greenpoint’s Sunshine Laundromat, because how could you not love a laundromat that’s as much pinball arcade as washery? Right, you can’t. We didn’t think that Sunshine could get any better, but it turns out we were wrong, because the Wall Street Journal reports co-owner Pete Rose wants to start serving beer and wine there, turning the business into a laundromat/pinball/arcade bar. Which would be in the running for best business in New York City, much less Brooklyn.
In case you were wondering, the Journal says this would be the only New York City laundromat legally serving alcohol, which is weird when you think about it, because who doesn’t want a beer or two while doing laundry? We reached out to ask Rose about his exact plans for the alcohol service, and they sound pretty great. Rose told us that he’s planning on both drafts and cans, with the beer selection consisting of “high end offerings from national and local breweries as well as a few mainstream big brands.” He also mentioned that there are plans in the works to improve the pinball lineup, which is almost as good news as the beer and wine plan.
Of course, the biggest obstacle to the license is that Rose and co-owner Naum Medovoy have to bring their plans for their pinwashbar in front of Community Board 1 tonight. Rose says that in order to placate fears about pinball-crazed drunks wandering out of the laundromat with oversized laundry bags in tow, he’s done “extensive outreach” to the surrounding community, so with any luck, CB1 will be cool with this. He also invited any supporters to the meeting tonight, going down at the Swinging 60s Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street) to let the community board know how great you think this will be for Greenpoint. So get out there, because nothing should stand in the way of Brooklyn’s first laundromat/pinball arcade/bar, especially apathy.