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Market Focus: Grease Monkey to open first Minnesota store

This week, we cover grand openings.

This week, we cover grand openings for Grease Monkey, Royal Car Wash and Dad’s Car Care Center.

Grease Monkey International, LLC to open first Minnesota store

SAVAGE, Minn. — Grease Monkey® announced that it will open its first Minnesota store in Savage after Labor Day in September, according to a press release.

The vehicle preventive maintenance center is located at 14310 Huntington Ave. in Savage at the intersection of County Rd. 42 and Huntington Ave., the release continued.

This location marks the 285th Grease Monkey® center in the U.S., the release noted.

Auto services offered include oil lube and filter services, tire rotation and repairs done according to owner’s manual recommendations for most makes and models of vehicles, with no appointment necessary, the release noted.

The center is owned and operated by Curtis and Casey Romano of Savage, the release added.

The three-bay center is being remodeled to offer more services that area drivers need with greater comfort and lobby amenities for guests, the release stated.

According to the release, more information about the products that will be offered by Grease Monkey® at the Savage location and a pre-opening promotion — with a chance to win free oil changes and carwashes for one year and the opening event — can be found on the company website and online store at or

“We’re excited to provide the communities of Burnsville, Savage and Prior Lake with convenient, quality vehicle preventive maintenance ‘Service Done Right, On Time Guaranteed,’ and are looking forward to building upon our reputation for excellence among local residents,” said Owner Curtis Romano.

The new store will be will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Royal Car Wash construction almost complete

VICTOR, N.Y. — According to, Royal Car Wash, which is being constructed at the site of the former Cole & Parks restaurant, is almost complete and is expected to open Sept. 10th.

Part of the structure, which was originally the historic Park Place building erected in 1813, has not been demolished and will instead be used as an office for the carwash, the article continued.

The carwash project has been about two years in the making, with the Cole & Parks restaurant having closed in March 2017, the article noted.

Danny Daniele, president of Daniele Family Cos., said the grand opening will start with a month of free carwashes and special club membership pricing, the article noted.

This will be the sixth Royal Car Wash location in Western New York, the article noted.

The seventh Royal Car Wash location is currently under construction in Webster, New York, and the eighth location has been approved in West Seneca, New York, the article added.

The Victor location will have 20 to 25 full- and part-time employees, the article concluded.

Dad’s Car Care Center adds fifth location

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — According to, Dad’s Car Care Center, owned by Steve Dimos, remodeled the former Royal Car Wash location at 6857 Whipple Ave. and installed it with state-of-the-art equipment and opened it in late August 2018.

The carwash is a full-service business; workers prep the vehicle before it enters the tunnel and towel dry it when finished, the article continued.

The new location also sports an RFID reader to scan for customers who purchase the monthly wash club, the article noted.

Between all five locations, there are about 40 employees, the article added.

The first Dad’s Car Care Center opened in 1996 in Jackson Township, and Dimos said that the family-owned business is now preparing the second generation to take the lead in a few years, the article concluded.

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