WICHITA — Perry Duncan is, perhaps arguably, the Laundry King of Kansas.
He's owned many himself, built plenty of them for others and now is working on what he says likely will be the third-largest Laundromat in the country.
Duncan owns SpringClean Laundry, which in 2009 he told Have You Heard? he wanted to develop into a chain of large, upscale laundries – with large dryers, flat-screen TVs and carpeting.
His newest SpringClean will be in the former Spear's Restaurant and Pie Shop space at 1930 N. Woodlawn, which is just south of Brittany Center at the corner of 21st and Woodlawn.
Duncan is adding to the building for a total of 13,000 square feet.
So how does he know this might be the third-largest?
"I've been doing it 30 years," he says.
Duncan says he's quite familiar with the business nationwide.
His first two SpringClean sites, at 416 N. Ridge and 1224 S. Webb, are about 9,000 square feet each.
Duncan says he's inspired by cinema entrepreneur Bill Warren of Warren Theatres.