Snow White Laundry in Southampton opened on March 1. The business, owned by Diana Carvelli and managed by Roger Stehlin, is on County Road 39 just east of 7-Eleven and on the site of the former Snow White Dry Cleaners. Inside the new white building, customers will find rows of state-of-the-art washers and dryers.
“We have very large machines that can take up to 90 pounds all the way down to 20-pound machines,” Carvelli said. “And they are all environmentally friendly. We return the water to the ground the way we got it.”
Before opening, the business had to obtain approvals from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, and Southampton town and village boards.
Besides using less water, the equipment is energy-efficient, with a load of laundry being washed in as little as 25 minutes, Carvelli said.
Carvelli also owns a laundry in Riverhead and might look familiar to locals. Her late husband, Vincent Carvelli, owned a shoe repair shop in Sag Harbor for many years. Later, they owned the Yard Couple home furnishing store in that village.
The cost of a load of laundry ranges from $3.40 in one of the smaller 20-pound machines to $13.50 for the extra-large 90-pound capacity units, which are designed to handle large items like bedding and blankets, she said.
Snow White, which is located at 50 County Road 39A, is open from 7 AM to 10 PM seven days a week. Carvelli said she expected to expand the hours as summer approaches. The phone number is 631-259-2385. It also has a Facebook page, Snow White Laundry Southampton, NY.