BARRY’S BAY- The owners of the Bay Coin Laundromat are hoping to get a reduction in their business’s water rates.
Robylin Bautista and Alia Bayat, both of Toronto and now living full-time in the residence located inside the business on Bay Street, purchased the building seven years ago. They recently just transformed the front of the building into a coin laundromat.
“The last laundromat closed down due to the increased water usage charges that were levied against the business,” Bayat said. “We are asking to get a reprieve from the gross amount that we are being for the water consumption and sewage that we are being charged for our business. Two-thirds of our premise is used as our primary residence. We are being taxed and charged as if our whole premise is commercial.”
Bayat said he and Bautista showed a commitment by investing over $100,000 for a massive renovation, and by buying brand new upright washers and dryers.
If you are already an online subscriber, CLICK HERE to access your subscription and read the full story.
If you wish to subscribe online, CLICK HERE, or you can pick up a copy of the October 30 Valley Gazette for the complete story.