Pelham Bay laundromat opens for business after months of red tape

A Marine from the Bronx who had been fighting the city to open his business since last March finally opened their doors this past weekend.

Richard Laugel says his laundromat on Middletown Road in Pelham Bay has been closed for months after city agencies began to give him the runaround.

Richard Laugel says his laundromat on Middletown Road in Pelham Bay has been closed for months after city agencies began to give him the runaround. (5/21/13)

PELHAM BAY - A Marine from the Bronx finally opened his business after months of fighting the city.

Richard Laugel said his laundromat on Middletown Road in Pelham Bay had been closed for months as city agencies gave him the runaround.

News 12 helped Laugel obtain a “letter of no objection” from the Department of Buildings, which facilitated the process of getting a license from the Department of Consumer Affairs.

"Right after the story aired, we were able to clear everything up with the license and get the proper paperwork,” said the three-time Iraq war veteran. “Everything was good on Friday, so on Saturday morning, we were open for business."

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