Splash plans to open seven new tunnels in 2023
Connecticut-based Splash Car Wash, plans to open seven new express washes in the Northeast next year. The tunnels will appear in Milford and Derby, Connecticut; Shelburne and Rutland, Vermont; and Oswego and LeRay, New York.
In addition, Splash will break ground on a new wash in Randolph, Massachusetts, the Company’s first in the state. These seven washes will bring Splash’s total to 62 sites operating across four states.
All seven sites are expected to open in the Spring of 2023. They will operate as express tunnels outfitted with automatic pay gates and free self-service vacuums.
Furthermore, Splash said it has an additional 13 sites at various stages of the entitlement process. About half of them are in the final stages of approval. Construction could begin in early 2023 with completions set for late Summer assuming no delays in the permitting and approval process.
“Each new location has a unique feature, whether it’s more exciting signage and lighting or new equipment to clean cars more effectively and eco-friendly and/or safer”, says Glen Sheeley, who is head of development and construction for Splash
Splash Car Wash started in 1981 by Mark Curtis and Chris Fisher with a single location in Greenwich, Connecticut. Splash has been named “Best Carwash” by numerous publications over 40 times and has been recognized as a “Top Workplace in Connecticut” for the past several years by Hearst Publications.
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