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October 13, 1995 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-10-13

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Robert Kalman, formerly of
Southfield, recently completed
an internship
at the Export-
Import Bank
of the United
States in
Washington,
D.C., where he
was assigned
to the chief of
staff of the
Robert Kalman
board of direc-
tors and the vice president of con-
gressional and external affairs.
Mr. Kalman is pursuing a mas-
ter of business administration
degree at Michigan State Uni-
versity.

Link Wachler of David Wach-
ler & Sons Jewellers has won
third prize in the 23rd annual in-
ternational competition of the In-
ternational Pearl Design Contest.

Mr. Wachler
was recog-
nized in the
design render-
ing category
for a pearl-
and diamond-
encrusted mir-
ror. Two years
ago, he was
the first Amer-
Link Wachler
ican to win
first prize in the contest.

Institute of Management Ac-
countants-Oakland County
Chapter will sponsor a talk by
Les Jones at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the
City Grill in Birmingham. Mr.
Jones will discuss "NAFTA-Glob-
al Risk Management." The event,
including dinner, is $20. Call
Rosemary Dixon at (810) 661-
1141 for more information.

Sort, Wash, Eat,
Tan, Dry, Play

JULIE EDGAR STAFF WRITER

T

omato sauce with that
Tide?
Call it another wacky
juxtaposition from the
mind of Ken Moses, owner of the
Laundry Chute in Pontiac, one
of his three laundromats in the
metro area.

PHOTO BY EL IZAB ETH CARNEG IE



pink awning emblazoned with
the word, "Fun." The man-
nequins will be replaced.
Mr. Moses, 40, had been con-
sidering serving food at the 24-
hour-a-day laundromat, and left
it up to his customers to decide
what kind. A survey he sent out
came back from
about 200 people,
who resoundingly
chose pizza.
"We could've
done ribs, chicken,
hamburgers, but
pizza and subs
were the No. 1 re-
quested item," he
said.
He invested be-
tween $50,000
and $60,000 in a
new kitchen and
hired six delivery
Ken Moses serves a slice to Melinda Dawson of Pontiac.
people. Given his
limited advertis-
He'll be remembered as the ing budget and the fact that Lit-
man who paired flour and fabric, tle Caesars started its delivery
who took the drudgery out of business the same week he start-
sorting and washing clothes by ed making pizza, business is
introducing pizza and submarine brisk, said Mr. Moses.
sandwiches -- made from
Since he got the project off the
scratch, on the premises.
ground eight weeks ago, he
Mr. Moses, of West Bloomfield, churns out 600 pizzas weekly. He
already created a fun house for added submarine sandwiches
dirty laundry doers when he in- and salad to the menu last week.
troduced tanning booths, a three-
Part of his campaign to get the
story play center for kids, a word out meant giving away a lot
games arcade and a 7-foot-screen of free food. At first, security
TV at the Laundry Chute, which guards at North Oakland Med-
is located on Huron, east of Tele- ical Centers up the road refused
graph. Fully. clothed mannequins to allow the delivery of 100 free
on the front lawn — which have pizzas. Then they tasted a piece
been stolen, returned, stolen — it could have been the barbe-
again and not returned — were cued chicken pizza — and turned
set off nicely by the screaming- their heads. Now, staffers at

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