Ahh! Spring! The balmy weather, the flowers, the birds, and all that comes with them. With the grand opening of Main Street Car Wash, Silas Jones and his wife, Betty, are bringing their expertise in the car wash business to Springfield. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been in the car wash business since 1978.
Mr. Jones worked for the Duval County School Board for 40 years, holding such positions as assistant principal and principal. But during that time, Mr. Jones owned and operated two different car washes. The Main Street Car Wash, on the corner of 4th Street and Main Street, is his third car wash and it has been a long time coming.
The property was originally a car wash which opened in 1954 by the Lindsey family and was the second automatic car wash opened in Jacksonville. When Mr. Jones purchased the property in 1995, the building was in bad shape and the lot was terribly overgrown. Over the years, he worked on the property until he was finally ready to get the car wash operational. However, unbeknowst to him, the zoning for the property had changed and a car wash could not be operated at that location. Mr. Jones worked for two and one-half years to get the his variance and finally, the City Council agreed.
With new landscaping, paint and the latest equipment, the Main Street Car Wash is ready to provide you with the best service to keep your car looking good. They offer free self-serve vacuums and air and an automatic wash for $6 in 6 minutes. They also offer a full range of services, including a full service hand wash and wax for that brand new car you just bought.
The grand opening is scheduled for March 3rd at 8:00 a.m. See you and your dirty car there!