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Is your lobby all that it can be?

February 01, 2012
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As the modern carwash has evolved, so too has the carwash lobby. Gone are the rustic lobbies of the past, where customers were lucky to find a rickety chair shoved in a dusty, dark corner. Today, many washes look at their lobbies as additional profit centers. From a full bar to a full selection of car products, lobby sales and services have proven to be important for the two carwashes below … and we've got the pictures to prove it.

More is more in Hugh & Jeff's flashy nightclub lobby

This is definitely not the typical carwash lobby. During the day, the space acts as a comfortable lobby where customers can wait while their car is being washed. At night, it becomes a BarWash. The lobby bar hosts weekly karaoke on Thursdays and live band performances on Fridays.

Snell Auto Wash's lobby offers car products, coffee and a clear view

This comfortable, clean and inviting lobby features a play area for kids as well as a retail area for extra purchases like air fresheners, wiper blades, etc. The lobby also includes a glass wall that views the detail area so customers can see their cars in the bays.


Snell Auto Wash - Mankato, MN

In addition to seating, Snell's lobby features coffee and vending for customers.

Hugh & Jeff's Car Wash and Grill - League City, TX

Hugh & Jeff's BarWash is a full-sized bar that often offers live music and special events.

Hugh & Jeff's Car Wash and Grill - League City, TX

The lobby features different seating areas as well as multiple televisions.

Snell Auto Wash - Mankato, MN

The lobby has an area for children to play, and there are car accessories for sale as well.

Snell Auto Wash - Mankato, MN

A glass wall makes the lobby feel more spacious, and it allows customers to watch as their cars are detailed.

Hugh & Jeff's Car Wash and Grill - League City, TX

Hugh and Jeff's lobby also features large aquariums.

Hugh & Jeff's Car Wash and Grill - League City, TX

Dark wood accents are used throughout the lobby and BarWash.

Snell Auto Wash - Mankato, MN

Snell's lobby is located between the carwash tunnel and the detail bays. The space also doubles as a Hertz location.

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