In this edition of Market Focus, we cover the upcoming Wash N’ Roll groundbreaking and a carwash proposal.

Wash N’ Roll to break ground on site of Elvis Presley’s manager’s former home

MADISON, Tenn. — According to www.tennessean.com, Wash N’ Roll Car Wash, based in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, purchased the site of Elvis Presley’s manager’s, Col. Tom Parker, former home and office for $550,000, allowing it to demolish the remaining building and begin construction over the next six weeks.

This carwash will be Wash N’ Roll’s fifth location in the greater Middle Tennessee area, the article continued, with the others in Nashville, Dickson, White House and Lexington, Tennessee, with plans for an additional location in Murfreesboro.

The new carwash will feature a 3,000 sq. ft. building and offer free vacuuming; the total cost projected is $2.3 million, the article stated.

Historic Nashville Inc., a preservationist group, stated that while other potential buyers were interested in preserving the building, Wash N’ Roll already had the property under contract, the article noted.

Musician historians Brian and Sally Oxley bought both rights to the interior and parts of the exterior, such as wood paneling, wall sconces, bathroom tile and windows dating back to Parker’s occupancy of the house in the hopes of reassembling them in the future, the article concluded.

Proposed carwash fights against concerned residents

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — According to www.newsday.com, a group of residents in East Hampton, New York, are fighting against a proposed carwash to be built in front of the town’s recycling center, as they are concerned about it harming the area’s groundwater quality.

However, the article continued, Greg Darvin, the owner of the site, replied that their concerns are unfounded, noting that the proposed 5,400 sq. ft. wash would reclaim and recycle any water until it needs to be taken to a sewage facility.

“The irony is a carwash is less of a pollutant than washing your car at home,” said Darvin, an East Hampton resident. “It uses much less water.”

The carwash’s proposal was first submitted in December 2015, but the Citizens to Preserve East End, the group opposing its plans, recently passed out flyers in opposition to it, the article notes.

The group is also concerned about the carwash creating more traffic around the oft-used recycling center, the article stated, but Darvin replied that a recent traffic study found there would be only minor impact.

However, there are those that support the carwash, the article added.

“It doesn’t seem like a bad spot for it because [residents] come to the dump and then want to get their car cleaned,” Annette Kunin, a Springs resident, said, adding that as long as the carwash did not harm the environment or cause more traffic and noise, she would support it.