A car wash in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is getting a $5-million facelift. Residents of the neighborhood and city officials say it will be a welcome change or the property, which they’ve considered an eyesore for the past few years. The local news outlet Dl-Online.com reports that the project will replace an existing car wash with a new Holiday Stationstore once two homes and a nearby office building have been demolished.
The new gas station and car wash will replace an existing Holiday Stationstore, nearly doubling its current size. The lot will include a canopy for covered gas station pumps and about 20 parking spaces. The gas station store will occupy about 7,000 square feet while the gas station will be about 1,500 square feet.
“It’s a nice project,” said Detroit Lakes Community Development Director Larry Remmen. “It fits right in with the business corridor redevelopment plan we’ve been working on for years … We’re really excited they’re going to tear down the old Sinclair gas station and old car wash and the triplex and a couple of houses there, that’s great.”
The Holiday Stationstore will serve hot foods including prepackaged food, coffee, soda and milkshakes, among other items. Construction on the 1.3-acre property should begin this summer.