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October 11, 2010
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Chico, CA
Scrubbs Car Wash in Chico, CA, now features a self-serve wash just for dogs.

Wash tokens purchased from Scrubbs can be used anytime in the dog wash, which is open round the clock.

While Scrubbs’ wash costs range from $6 to $10, elsewhere in the country, dog owners are paying as much as $20.

Danbury, CT
Co-owner Don Valentine said the location of the new Squeaky’s Car Wash in Danbury, CT, is what drew him to it: proximity to high-volume businesses and traffic. He is also considering growing the business.

“We might open a couple more, but we really felt this was a great location,” said Valentine.

Upper Freehold, NJ
Looks like Glenn Goebel is ready to try a tasty carwash combination by proposing a carwash and ice cream shop for a location here.

The proposed express exterior carwash will feature a small store with an adjacent ice cream shop on a 2.5-acre parcel.

Goebel’s proposed carwash would operate from 8 a.m. to sunset, while the accompanying ice cream store would open later and remain open until 9 p.m.

Goebel’s carwash would not create any discharge and would use a water recycling system as long as no sanitary sewer systems are available. The carwash would also use 99 percent recycled water.

“The bottom line with a carwash is to make sure you keep the customer happy,” said Goebel.

Aurora, CO
Riverboat Express Carwash in Aurora, CO, has had a grand re-opening to celebrate its remodeled site.

The newest wash is part of the Aurora Autowash family and proceeds from its grand reopening went to the Mickaela’s Foundation.

The carwash also celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, free hot dogs, soda, popcorn and a jazz band.

Barstow, CA
Leonard Purdy and Steve Mortimore, owners of Barstow Tire and Brake, Inc., Barstow Tire and Brake Towing and Purdy’s Quality Meats have opened Purdy Clean Car Wash and mini storage here.

The carwash features six self-service bays, a 13-foot-high RV and trailer self-service bay and one automatic carwash. A row of vacuums and carpet shampooers are located behind the bays.

Ft. Leavenworth, IA
The new Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) carwash is now open, but it can only be used by AAFES authorized patrons.

Construction on the four-bay carwash began in October and was supposed to be completed by December, but there were many delays as a result of inclement weather.

The new wash boasts one in-bay automatic and four vacuum cleaning stations, as well as an uncovered wand bay large enough to handle recreational vehicles.

Its brick carwash facility matches the “classy” architecture of the shopping center it is located in. Nearby businesses include a bank and a Burger King.

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