Marc Vartabedian

Marc Vartabedian is a writer based in Oakland, California. His work has appeared in The Washington Post and Reuters.

A young man takes clothes out of a dryer and places them in a laundry cart inside a laundromat

The Decline of the American Laundromat

The retreat of a longtime urban staple marks yet another way cities have changed after an influx of higher-earning residents.