After opening its first location in 2020 and making footprints across North Carolina, a fairly new car wash company wants to bring another location to Surf City near the Harris Teeter and Surf City Crossing.
ModWash, a business with 29 locations in 14 states, submitted a proposal to town officials. According to ModWash, the upcoming Hampstead location is scheduled to open in 2022. It's one of 140 car washes in development for ModWash across the country.
According to the planning permit, the 67,082 square-foot automated car wash will be located on the southeast corner of Wilkes Road and N.C. 210.
Misty LaPointe, Surf City public information officer, said the project is being looked over by the Technical Review Committee, which is the last step before they can apply for building permits. She said ModWash will be another great option for residents and visitors to have in the area and will be a welcomed business.
"I think the car washes are going to be fantastic," she said. "I think we need them and the community will be happy with having them here as well as visitors. When you visit the beach, you want to rinse off the sand and saltwater."
The ModWash is the second application submitted for a car wash to the town in 2021. Another applicant wants to build one at the Arboretum at Surf City, near the Publix Super Market. This will provide three car washes for the town. The name of the business coming to the corner of N.C. Highway 210 and N.C. Highway 50 is unknown, but it's been approved for the building permit stage following approval from the Technical Review Committee.
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"They can submit for that permit and be ready to go in a couple of weeks," LaPointe said. "The ball is now in their court to submit that permit."
ModWash, a Tennessee-based business, opened its first location in 2020 in Lexington, a city in North Carolina. Other locations came to cities such as Goldsboro, Winston-Salem and Sanford. Developers are planning to add 16 more locations in the state.
In addition to providing wash services, officials said they would like to support organizations and water conservation efforts. After opening in Lexington, The Dispatch reported funds from grand openings were donated to local branches of Communities in Schools, an organization connecting students, schools and communities.
ModWash is supported by HUTTON, a commercial real estate, development, an investment company which has completed more 1,333 projects for hundreds of clients across across 40 states. Some of them include Walmart Neighborhood Market, O'Reilly Auto Parts, and Family Dollar.
Officials from ModWash were unavailable for comment as of Monday afternoon.
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This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: ModWash developers eye Surf City location for new car wash