That on April 19, 2008, actress Sandra Bullock was involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in front of East Gloucester Square Laundromat while in the area to shoot “The Proposal.”? No one was injured in the accident.
Doing laundry is not one of my favorite chores, but having a great, clean, affordable laundromat with well maintained equipment nearby and my good buddy artist friend, Wendie Demuth of Wendie Demuth Photography (pictured here after staying up too late the night before enjoying the Rocky Neck nightlife on Madfish Wharf) to do it with, makes it fun. If you live or are visiting in East Gloucester and don’t have a washer and drier, East Gloucester Square Laundromat at 197 East Main Street is a great place to do your laundry. They even have a parking lot in back, a cool handpainted sign of a woman doing laundry the way I used to do it when I lived in Jamaica (except I didn’t have a wringer – just my hands), and a nice bench out front to sit on and watch the traffic go by (and hopefully no accidents). It’s also right around the corner from the North Shore Art Association, so you can take in a little art while your clothes are spinning around, if you’re there after 10:00 am.