The town of Lawrence, Kansas has three new high-tech car washes coming to the area soon. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that three permits have been filed with the city for three separate 150-foot car wash tunnels.
Plans for the first two car washes come from a local business that currently operates a convenience store called Zarco. The automatic wash will be built on a property the company already owns. Construction is expected to begin within the next 30 days.
The second car wash location will replace an existing car wash Zarco leader Scott Zaremba owns. He said the new car wash will be four times as big as the automatic wash already on site. Customers will be able to pay for their car wash at the nearby fueling station owned by Zarco.
“And it will be a tunnel car wash,” Zaremba said. “We will be able to wash cars much quicker. That’s the big thing so that people don’t have to spend their time waiting.”
The third car wash in the works for the town of Lawrence will come from an out-of-state developer. Illinois-based Peak Inc. plans to buy a vacant lot in the city to build a 5,000-square-foot automatic car wash tunnel. Site plans include 32 stalls with vacuum cleaners. Construction for this project should begin this fall and open early next year.