The History of Jenkies Joint
New Years Eve, 2017
On a night when hopes and dreams are discussed and the white canvas of a new year is put before us, there was talk about Eric sharing his chef skills with the world. A friend mentioned an abandoned laundromat for sale. God planted a seed.
Things moved quickly as we bought the laundromat, gutted it, and began to buildout. Family and friends offered loving support. We installed a new roof, insulation, electrical wires, plumbing, drainage, and fixtures. We designed the interior with reclaimed barn wood and tin. It took blood, sweat, and maybe even a few tears.
I mean... there was blood after all.
Jenkies Joint is Open!
With all the excitement that Opening Day should bring, Jenkies Joint officially opens just in time for winter break.
Pick Up Window Gets a Sign
Jenkies Joint is a great place to grab and go. We have bagged ice, a variety of beverages, and made fresh food! You don't even need to get out of the car (like when it's super hot, snowy, rainy, windy, damp, humid, chilly, or any of the other weather types we get in central PA). Running late? Call while you're on your way and we'll get you moving.
Community Improvement Award
Community Spirit Category
The Huntingdon County Planning Commission awarded this because bringing coffee, laundry services, and art to Orbisonia meets many needs and wants of our citizens and can make our area more attractive to people wanting to relocate.
Our 1st Full Service Order
We don't just have self-service machines. We will actually wash, dry, and fold your laundry for you if you wish... Bed & Breakfasts, school groups, and folks wanting their winter bedding washed deeply have all benefitted from our affordable full service options. Want to do it yourself? You should know that Jenkies Joint has 4 single load stackable washers/dryers, 1 ADA accessible dryer, and 1 triple load washer and dryer. We have change and detergent available only during our typical coffee shop hours. So please come prepared.
Business Adventure Award
Here we thought we were just going to the Huntingdon County Business & Industry Gala to network and enjoy some good Juniata College food... We were completely surprised by this very special award. It sure has been an adventure!