Coopers was founded by a couple of brothers in 1946 and by 1959 had grown into a chain of 12 stores, including two in New York City.
It was one of the first big grocery chains to offer laundry facilities.
Now, Coopers has opened the first cooperative laundry facility in the United States, an endeavor that will be launched in the next few months at the New York Mall.
Cooper said it’s the first time it’s opened a laundry facility anywhere in the world.
The Mall will be the first Cooper cooperative laundry and dryers in the country, said Michael T. Schmid, vice president of Cooper International.
It will be Cooper’s largest and most popular store in the mall.
“We’re excited to be opening this facility to the public,” Schmid said.
“It will be a testament to our commitment to cooperative operations and the community.”
The first Cooper laundromat opened in the U.S. in 2016 at the Mall of America in Atlanta.
Coopers plans to offer more than 3,000 laundry services in the facility, which will be called Cooper Cooperative Laundry and Dryers, according to a release from the company.
It expects to open the facility next year in the New Brunswick, New Jersey, mall, according the release.
It’s not clear yet when the facility will open or what type of service will be offered.
Cooper cooperatives will be eligible for the Cooperative Services Tax Credit of up to $5,000 for the first year, said John Schmitz, Cooper’s chief executive officer.
Coopers Cooperative Laundering and Dryer Service will be available at the new mall for $25 per week.
The facility will also be available for $2.50 per wash.
The Mall of Americas announced plans to open a laundry and laundry service at the mall in 2021.
In 2018, Cooper began offering its laundry services at a number of malls in Canada and the U., including in Calgary, Alberta, and Calgary, British Columbia.
Some of Cooper’s locations have been sold to other cooperatives in the past.
Coopers said it plans to invest $5 million in the new facility and to create more than 700 jobs, including about 700 new jobs in the Cooper Cooperative Management Group, which is led by Coopers President and CEO Michael Tysk.
Cooper’s new facility will be built in the same space as Cooper Cooperative Stores in New Brunswick and will have about 2,500 square feet, which was a big advantage when Cooper started the business, Schmitzer said.
Coors is also opening an expanded cooperative laundry operation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which opened in 2013.