Teriyaki restaurant, laundromat coming to Corridor Plaza

New strip mall under construction

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
The opening of a drainage pipe can be seen in an excavated area at Corridor Plaza in Fort Dodge. Construction has started on a new strip mall that will house a restaurant called Teriyaki Madness and a laundromat called Clean Laundry.

Enjoying a teriyaki dish for lunch while getting the laundry done will be possible at Corridor Plaza starting next year.

A restaurant called Teriyaki Madness and a laundromat named Clean Laundry will open in a new strip mall being built at the southeast end of the former Crossroads Mall property, representatives of the businesses announced Thursday.

The restaurant and laundromat are expected to open in late spring or early summer.

”We’re looking forward to welcoming Clean Laundry and Teriyaki Madness to the Corridor Plaza,” said BJ Stokesbary, a spokesman for Crossroads Plaza Development LLC, of Ankeny, which owns the site.

”This is just the beginning for what this area will become,” he added. ”We are having conversations with additional retailers interested in being a part of the Fort Dodge community.”

- Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
Excavating equipment stands ready at the southeast side of the Corridor Plaza property in Fort Dodge, where a strip mall is being built. The strip mall will house a restaurant called Teriyaki Madnessand a laundromat called Clean Laundry. The building will have space for two or three other businesses also.

Teriyaki Madness and Clean Laundry will join UnityPoint Health — Clinic Express and Discount Tire in the developing Corridor Plaza.

The restaurant and the laundromat will be in a strip mall that will be on the South 29th Street side of the property between the old Younkers wing of the mall and the Advance Auto Parts store on Fifth Avenue South. There will be space in the strip mall for two or three more businesses.

Teriyaki Madness

”We’re excited to bring a new restaurant to the Fort Dodge area,” said Michael Payne, co-owner of the franchise.

”Corridor Plaza is a great fit for this restaurant,” he added.

- Messenger Chad Thompson
Construction equipment and supplies are assembled at the southeast side of the Corridor Plaza property. A new strip mall will be built there. The first two occupants of the strip mall, Teriyaki Madness and Clean Laundry, were revealed Thursday.

The restaurant will offer dishes made from marinated chicken, steak, salmon, tofu, stir-fried vegetables, rice and noodles. Delivery and catering service will be available.

The restaurant will be owned by Payne, Jim Bird and Lucas Battcher. They own Mineral City Mill and Grill, 2621 Fifth Ave. S.; Sports Page,. 2707 N. 15th St.; Olde Boston’s Restaurant & Pub, 809 Central Ave.; and Pancheros, 3022 Fifth Ave. S.

The restaurant will employ 15 to 20 people.

Clean Laundry

The new laundromat will have 30 washers and 32 dryers. Customers can use debit cards, credit cards or phone pay to operate them.

A manager and up to seven other employees will work there.

”Three years ago, I started looking for a location in Fort Dodge,” Phil Akin, the owner of Waterloo based Clean Laundry, said in a written statement. ”Once the Corridor Plaza project was announced, we got in touch and were able to come together.”

Once every quarter, the company has an event called Clean Laundry for a Cause. On one day, all the revenue from the washers and dryers is donated to a local charity.


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