Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Wash chain consolidates with three closures

May 3, 2012

BAKERSFIELD, CA — The Sparkling Image Carwash chain announced the closure of three locations here, BakersfieldNow.com reported.

The May 2 story stated that employees were reportedly notified Monday about the changes, and Sparkling Image said 40 to 50 people were laid off.

“Just the way businesses have performed over the last three years, we continue to try to do everything possible, but in order for it to move forward, these were just changes that had to be made and had to be made in this time line,” Pete Nani, the regional manager for Sparkling Image Car Wash, said in the story.

The manager said the future is still bright for Sparkling Image. “The idea here is to consolidate, grow these businesses, and be able to continue to hire those people back,” Nani explained.

In addition to the carwashes, the 34th Street Deli closed as well. The deli, famous for its hamburgers, will be relocated to another Sparking Image location.