The small town of Brewton, Alabama is preparing for a major arrival in the form of a $1.5-million car wash. The Brewton Standard reports that the state-of-the-art facility will become a hub in the growing area as more businesses and people flock to the nearby Wal-Mart and Taco Bell. Traffic studies show that despite a population of about 5,000, upwards of 17,000 vehicles pass through the down each day. The project was designed by a Florida man named David Floyd, who said Brewton seemed like the perfect place for his vision.
“When I looked at how many people were coming in for shopping at the Brewton Wal-Mart, I knew that this was a good location,” Floyd said. “Wal-Mart is a good benchmark of the economy. And when you look at that area where the Taco Bell is, I see that whole area growing more than any other area in town.”
The new car wash will feature touch-screen menus for customers. A car wash attendant will hose down each vehicle before it goes through the automated tunnel wash on a convoy-like system. At the end, customers can use free vacuums to clean their vehicles interiors.
When it’s finished, Floyd said the business will employ two car wash attendants along with a management team. He also aims to include affordable wash packages for consumers.