Developer’s plans threaten family run business in Highgate

Ham & High reports…  The Highgate community has rallied in hope of protecting a family-run launderette in Highgate which could be forced to close if plans from its landlord to reconstruct the building get the go-ahead.

The Wash House has been in Highgate for more than a decade. Locals Arman and Fatima Irannejad took over the shop a year ago, but now the landlord Mr Danny Fluss has submitted an application to Haringey Council which would see an extra flat carved out of the five-story building and a basement extension.

The couple’s children also work at the launderette and daughter Arefeh told the Ham & High that changes to the building would “kill the business”.

She said: “We were all so upset. We have worked so hard to build up this business and this would kill it. We are a family business, and we are trying so hard to give the best service.”

Neighbouring businesses have also registered objections. Developer Mr Fluss has declined to comment.

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