There’s a new spot to wash some clothes, grab lunch, and have a beer now open near the University of Arkansas campus.
Sit & Spin, the new eco-friendly laundromat and neighborhood restaurant by locals Ben Gitchel, Hannah Withers, and A.B. Merritt, is up and running at 737 N. Leverett Ave., in the building that was once home to a Pizza Hut location.
The laundromat opened earlier this week, and the restaurant officially opens today (Wednesday, April 26). The laundry machines accept credit cards, and offer patrons complementary eco-friendly soaps and fabric softeners.
The “Sit” restaurant side of the business offers a menu featuring traditional slider sandwiches, made-to-order miniature donuts with various toppings, salads, and other items to munch on while you wait for your laundry to wash (or whenever). They also serve a rotating selection of local craft beer and wine.
There are some other cool things to check out as well. The vintage-style pole sign was created by local artist Eugene Sargent, the sculptor who also created the 45-foot-long worm and the unique benches near The Castle at Wilson Park, the giant locomotive at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, and the large butterfly bench at Leverett Elementary School.
The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., and the laundromat side of the business will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information about the new place, visit Sit & Spin on Facebook.