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Seeing the Light - A Mac-Gray customer feature story from

March 12, 2012

Sisters Donna Christopulos and Julie Grillakis have always known that they work well together.

And the fact that they’ve been involved in their family’s high-end retail lighting business since they’ve been in school has only served to strengthen that relationship.

“We both currently manage our family's lighting showroom,” Christopulos explained. “Design Lighting is an upscale lighting showroom just 25 miles north of Boston. We have sold the finest in residential lighting for 30 years.”

However, in August of 2010, the two decided to take their sisterly bond to a new level – opening Spin City Laundromat in Lowell, Mass.

“For a couple of years before we opened, we had been thinking about another business we could open that would not have the stress level that we have had with running the retail lighting showroom,” Christopulos said. “Most importantly, the laundry allows Julie and me to spend more time with our families. We wanted to own a business that would sustain itself and support us comfortably later on in life.”

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