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Ground Breaking

October 11, 2010
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Attleboro, MA
Mo-Wash LLC, a company owned by Mo Vaughn, has received final approval to build a carwash and quick lube complex.

Vaughn, a former Boston Red Sox first baseman and designated hitter, and his business partner, Terrance Elder, also plan for a convenience store, doughnut shop and a gas station for the complex.

The carwash will have a 160-foot soft cloth tunnel, a 50-foot touchless tunnel, six detail bays, three oil-change bays, 16 vacuums, and vending machines. The center will be known as Mo Vaughn’s Express Car Wash and Quick Lube.

Bedford Park, IL
J & J Car Wash served breakfast and lunch during its grand opening in October. The wash served breakfast and rolls to customers when the wash officially opened at 8 a.m. Oct. 21 and served a light lunch to customers later in the day.

Yonkers, NY
Manhattan native Sasso and a group of rappers known as D-Block, who call Yonkers home, teamed up to open the first of a planned chain of carwashes in October.

The first carwash opened on Nepperhan Avenue and carries the name, D-Block Shell Car Wash/Detail Center. D-Block has roots in Yonkers. “We all thought it was important for them to have a business which gives money back to their own community in Yonkers,’’ Sasso said.

Sasso began his career as a 14-year-old party DJ. At age 18, he opened his first gas station and now, a dozen years later, he is one of the largest Mobile dealers in America.

Taunton, MA
Ronen Drory, co-owner of the newest full-service carwash to open on Route 44, said his wash will be “the nicest carwash in New England.”

The carwash opened in November, replacing Balboni's Taunton Auto Wash. The carwash tunnel is 200-feet long and features equipment he personally designed in collaboration with a Bronx manufacturer.

There are 10 vacuums and four self-serve bays. The walls of the interior walkway of the 18,000-square-foot building are covered with marble.

Drory, originally from Jerusalem, also plans a small convenience and accessories store, as well as a stereo sales-and-install shop on the premises.

Genoa, MI
Calling on the business plan which has been around for years for automobiles, Thunder Lube promises 15- to 30-minute service for motorcycles without an appointment in its new shop.

John Pitt and Chris Marsh, owners of the business which opened in late summer, said their shop also stocks a line of tires, batteries and Harley Davidson parts.

With the unpredictable weather in Michigan, riders don’t want to wait to make an appointment with a dealer. “We are not reinventing the oil change, but we sure are changing the way this service is provided,” Pitt said.

Spokane, WA
Mister Car Wash grew to 39 carwashes in the chain when the company acquired the former Kar Brite Car Wash in October. The wash is a former exterior-only hand wash and is undergoing a full rehabilitation to become a full-service carwash. The facility will feature multiple profit centers including gasoline pumps, a convenience store and salon services.

Mister Car Wash operates 39 locations in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Washington and Texas with over 1,500 employees and is headquartered in Tucson, AZ.

Scranton, PA
Nancy Nealon and Chris Luciani, a brother and sister team, have opened Johnny’s Car Wash on North Main Avenue. The wash is named for their father, John Luciani, a well known local businessman and community leader who passed away unexpectedly in 2002.

The carwash was built on a lot next to the concrete business which John Luciani founded and his children now run. There is one Oasis touchless automatic, and plans to add a second automatic and four self-serve bays and a pet wash.

The glass building is from Z & M Controls of Rock Hill, SC.

Naples, FL
A self service carwash with two Nexus automatic and six self serve bays will be built next to the new City Gate Plaza, just north of I-75, also known as Alligator Alley. City Gate Plaza will have two hotels, a gas station, three sit-down restaurants and two fast food chains.

City Gate Carwash, Inc. is owned and operated by Tom and Yolanda McGee who plan to open in mid-December “just in time for the return of the snow birds.”

With more than 300 sunny days in Naples, an 80,000 car-count and the only carwash between I-75 and a well-used boat ramp, the McGees are counting on a lot of traffic. They will build the bays to be 14 feet high to accommodate the large amount of trailered boats.

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