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Ground Breaking

October 11, 2010
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Belpre, OH

The Dirty Dog Pet Wash, a self-serve pet wash facility, officially opened its doors recently as an extra service next to the Main Street Car Wash.

The Dirty Dog Pet Wash features two large, waist-high, stainless steel sinks with ramps, a hose that dispenses shampoo, water, a flea and tick treatment, and another hose that blows hot air for drying.

Owner Bob Rauch said that the facilities can accommodate just about any size pet, and he believes pet owners who don't have the time or money to take their pet to a groomer can save money at the pet wash and save themselves the aggravation of cleaning up after a pet bath at home.

Rauch said that carwashes are logical places to have a pet wash because they already have the water supply, the sewer, and other utilities available.

The wash is coin operated, offering eight minutes for $5. If a customer needs more time, a quarter will buy about an extra half minute.

Cleveland

The Quick Clean Car and Pet Wash Store, which opened recently in Summit County, offers two automatic carwash bays and three smaller bays for animals.

Quick Clean joins a growing trend that couples cars and pets; the combination has been popping up across the country and especially in other parts of Ohio including Zanesville, Barnsville and more.

Birmingham, AL

A local landscaper has decided to enter into the carwashing business with a new establishment located in Birmingham.

Siegfried Powell has opened Powell's Car Wash, which provides full-service auto detailing and carwashing for standard vehicles as well as big-rig trucks, motorcycles and boats.

Aside from his work as a landscaper, Powell also works for US Steel.

Kansas City, KS

Fast Track Automotive is opening a new 7,000-square-foot repair business next to its six-bay neighbor, the Aberdeen Car Wash.

Both businesses are owned by Kansas City businessman Richard L. Davis who is working on developing a variety of new businesses in the area.

Manager Ron Emmerson said that the opening of both establishments marks the completion of the first phase of a multiple phase, $5 million project that will include the construction of five, 11,000-square-foot retail/office buildings on the 6 1/2-acre site.