The Suds of San Francisco

One aspect of city life that continually amuses me occurs when I come across a laundromat that at least slightly goes out of the way to add some flair to such a mundane task. Most of these spaces still possess the sterile overly-used charm of a bus station, but at least the owners sometimes get sassy with the names. Bad puns often abound. In a display of just how much free time I have on my hands, I recently walked about several neighborhoods and took photos of the more kicky laundromats to be found here in SF. I start in my own immediate ‘hood, with the rather confrontationally titled example featured above. If anyone out there knows of additional examples worthy of inclusion, definitely let me know. (Alas, “As the Suds Turn” up by 18th & Collingwood recently had its series finale and has dramatically closed its doors for good.)

5 Comments so far

  1. Lauren (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 5:09 pm

    I walk by that laundromat quite a bit, and I am always torn as to whether I am amused or annoyed by the name.

  2. Amanda Dolan (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 9:40 pm

    Be sure to check out Haight to Wash at Haight & Filmore

  3. SEAN (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 7:17 am

    Yup. “Haight to Wash” has already been checked off the list. (The “Haight” puns in business titles alone is worthy of its own slideshow.)

  4. addy (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 9:57 am

    The Wash Quarters on Valencia at 21st…

  5. Lauren (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 11:13 am

    My summer job after graduating from high school was at a laundromat called Bubbleland. Everyone always laughs when I tell them the name, but these names are much funnier.

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