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May 16, 2012 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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  • FAWLTY COMEDYSooke Harbour Players present another dinner

    theatre.

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    SMART DANCING Local dancers learn Brain-

    Dance.

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    Your community, your classi eds B9 75Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Editorial Page A8 Entertainment Page B1Sports/stats Page A21

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    SOOKESOOKE NEWS 2010 WINNERM I R R O RLaundromat and car wash planned for SookePirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Imagine this... you are doing your laundry, drinking a coffee and checking your emails on your computer while the kids are watching a video. Kind of sounds like home, except it isnt. It is a commercial laundromat in the centre of Sooke with 50 high efficiency washers and dryers where you can finish a load in one hour. All of this after you have run your car through the car wash with-out ever getting out of the drivers seat.

    This is the plan being worked on by JCB Holdings, who is Bruce Logan and Jerry Liedtke. They are also the owners of the Village Food Market mall.

    Doug Wittich is the front man doing all of the leg work to get this development up and running.

    A grocery stores solidi-fies that youre in a town and a laundromat solidifies it a second time, said Wit-tich.

    The whole concept is far more advanced than back in the 1990s when a laun-dromat was located at the corner of Church and Sooke Roads and all of the waste water ran straight into the harbour. The new develop-ment will be energy and water efficient, high tech and a social centre.

    He said right now, all of our water goes into the storm drains, but with this new concept the water will be completely enclosed and

    will be treated once before it goes into the sewer thereby avoiding putting chemicals into the ocean.

    Thats a big part of it.Wittich said the Sooke

    Family Resource Society had carried out a feasibility study and survey and found the need was definitely there for both a car wash and a laundromat.

    The feasibility study was successful enough, said Wittich. But it was beyond the Sooke Family Resource Society to consider with the cost and size. Thats how we got started. It was clear that it was required and it was clear that if it was not done correctly it would sim-ply fail. The need is huge.

    He mentioned people in the community of Shirley who have limited water, peo-ple in rental suites with no access to laundry and dark and dingy basements where laundry facilities exist.

    The bright, well lit 3,000 sq. foot laundromat will be the biggest on Vancouver Island with 50 high tech computerized energy effi-cient machines, using one-third the amount of water used by a home washing machine. It will have a coffee shop/cafe, childrens play room with toys, televisions and videos on a loop, WIFI and television in the main laundry area. A full one-day drop off laundry service and dry cleaning drop off complements the laundro-mat. Add to that a website where you can check to see if there is a machine avail-

    able. It will be fully manned and operate the same hours as Village Foods.

    Its a bright, clean, safe, open concept place with automatic doors, said Wit-tich. JCB made it clear that they want it to be the best and comfortable for every-one.

    The car wash will have both a touchless and a soft-touch drive through and a couple of bays with wands where customers can wash their ATVs, boats, trailers, recreation vehicles, etc. These systems use less water and less chemicals and the client can decide which system they want to use. It will use a card sys-tem, much like a punch card which you can fill with any amount of money.

    This system will use the greatest technology available, said Wittich. Theres no use setting up something with five year old technology.

    The cost of this enterprise is well over a million dollars. The JCB guys live in this community, they brought us the new mall, a modern presence for Sooke. Its not all about money, its about a service being brought here.

    Im really pumped on this thing, he said. I want it to be a place people will not avoid, a lot of effort is being put into the comfort thing. Its going to be an incredible thing to bring to Sooke.

    Wittich expects the laun-dromat and car wash to be open in the spring of 2013, pending approval by the District of Sooke.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Dennis Price, left, and Sean Wittich set the posts and then straighten up the sign announcing a new state-of-the-art laundromat and car wash planned for Sooke. The location is behind Village Foods and the lane onto Murray Road.

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    V-8Vegetable Cocktail

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    99 12x355ml

    Molson ExelLow Alcohol Beer

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    375ml

    Sunrype Fruit RiversCocktail

    HeinzBBQ Sauce

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    99 158-255g

    Betty Crocker Tuna orHamburger Helper

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    MaxwellhouseRoasted Coffee

    $549

    + dep

    796ml

    Lays XXLPotato Chips

    3/800 270g

    425g

    HeinzDeep Brown Beans

    CampbellsChili Con Carne

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    2/500

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    Fruit PunchFruit Punch225ml225ml

    Coco Libre Organic

    Coconut Water 300ml......4/500

    Blue Diamond

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    Daiya Dairy Free

    Cheese Substitute 227g....$299

    Manitoba Harvest Shelled

    Hemp Hearts 227g............$599

    Wholesome Sweetener

    Agave Syrup 1.25kg..........$799

    Echoclean

    Fabric Softener Sheets 40s.$279

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    ea

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    OrganicRomaine Hearts

    CaliforniaStrawberries

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    X-Fancy Granny SmithApples

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    89

    3lb bag3s

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    1.96kg

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    lb

    OrganicCauli ower 2/500

    Western FoodsCoffee Beans ...........................100g

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    $119 M&M plain orPeanut Candy.100g

    $199Salted or Unsalted RoyalMixed Nuts.... 1