(SAVANNAH, GA) Mint Car Wash, a Savannah-based exterior express car wash company, has announced plans to build a third location in the greater Savannah area. Earlier this year, Mint hosted a grand opening event for its second location (4747 E. U.S. Hwy. 80) benefiting Coastal Pet Rescue. The original Mint Car Wash opened at 10000 Abercorn Street in July 2018.
Mint's newest car wash will be an impressive 4,500 square ft. building and 23 vacuum parking spaces on a 1.2-acre lot located at 302 Commercial Dr. The owners have chosen local commercial construction firm the Dewitt Tilton Group for the project, and the group expects to complete the car wash in the fall.
“As we approach our two-year anniversary since opening our business in Savannah, we are still seeking new ways to grow, serve the city, and expand the membership value of Mint’s Unlimited Wash Club," said Mint Car Wash co-owner R. Daniel Blanton, Jr. “There’s major shopping around Hodgson Memorial Drive, making it a high-traffic area ideally suited for the unique service and value we deliver at Mint Car Wash.”
Mint Car Wash is a drive-through experience offering exciting features like its state-of-the-art car wash tunnel and fully outfitted self-service vacuum area complete with various cleaners and air detailing tools. For those who enjoy a clean car, Mint offers its exclusive Unlimited Wash Club that allows members to wash their vehicle every day for one monthly price. Memberships work at all Savannah Mint Car Wash locations. Mint’s top wash package, the Full Minty, includes 21 separate cleaners, sealers and waxes designed to clean, shine and protect vehicle finishes.
“Mint Car Wash is the perfect company to occupy this space,” says Chris Tilton, co-principal of The Dewitt Tilton Group. “Based on the layout of the existing lot, only certain types of buildings could utilize the space effectively. So it has been really rewarding to work with Mint Car Wash on creating a structure that is pleasing to the eye that also makes the most of the square footage available to us.”
One unique characteristic of the build is the foundational slab. Given the unique needs of the car wash, the slab will be thicker than that of a retail space or restaurant. And as is standard for car wash foundations, trenches and drains must also be built into the slab to accommodate the hoses and water run-off.
Priding themselves on providing outstanding commercial construction services in Coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry, Tilton affirms that his team at the Dewitt Tilton Group are always finding innovative solutions for the most complex commercial construction challenges.
"This is an exciting project for us," said Tilton. "It isn't simply one structure with your typical entrances and exits: there are so many intricate parts involved with making a car wash not only functional, but also seamlessly convenient for Mint's customers, and we are thrilled to be able to put the great minds on our team and our industry resources to this build."
ABOUT MINT CAR WASH
Mint Car Wash is an exterior express car wash featuring its signature Full Minty wash package. In addition to vacuums, microfiber towels and interior cleaners included with every wash, Mint offers monthly Unlimited Wash Club membership options at $19.99 and $29.99/month. For more information, visit www.mintcarwash.biz or download the app in the Apple and Google Play stores. Both Mint locations are open Monday-Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.