Cunningham’s Ice and Coin Laundry Q&A

with Dave and Karen Avenarius

Q. Describe your business and how it got started

This highly visible corner was originally started as a Chysler Plymouth dealer in 1950 by the Cunningham brothers and turned into a laundromat in 1961. The Ice business was established in 1975. We purchased the Cunningham corner at route 50 and East High Street in 2003 and operate Cunningham’s Ice along with the coin laundry and a 3 bay auto repair and sales business.

Q. Are you known for anything special?

Cunningham’s corner provides customers with the ability to do their laundry, have their vehicle serviced as well as picking up ice for the family function all within a short amount of time. We produce and supply local businesses with seven and twenty pound bags of cubed ice in ten pound blocks. The ice business operates year round. It becomes very active from May to September at which time we are open 7 days a week.

Q. What is it that you like most about your business?

We enjoy servicing local residents of the community and developing a network of acquaintances.

Q. What is the biggest challenge in your business?

Our biggest challenge is keeping our customers satisfied by providing service and maintaining top of the line equipment.

Q. What do you want the community to know about you?

We have lived in the area our entire lives and strive to supply the community with high-quality products and services. We attempt to also make the businesses appealing to those who enter Ballston Spa from its Southern gateway.