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Glide Car Wash Looking To Open In Lakeland

Rendering of a Glide Car Wash shown to the MPC.

Glide Express Car Wash, who already have locations around the Memphis area, including Germantown and Collierville, is looking to expand in Lakeland.

At the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meeting held last Thursday, March 17th, sketch plans were shown to board members for the new automated car wash. The location would be located next to eSportia Fitness on Highway 64 near I-40. Renderings show the facility would include a 115 foot automated car wash as well as 27 vacuum bays which would be covered from the elements.

Rendering showing the automated car wash and the covered vacuum bays.

Executives from Glide Express spoke to MPC members and said their car washes are considered some of the most premier in the industry. “We’ve gone thru many painstaking hours of sourcing the best equipment from all over the world,” said Glide representative Mr. Dillon Ward.

Mr. Ward also told MPC members they partner with communities like Lakeland and work hard on those efforts. “We pride ourselves not only on the experience we provide but also the community activity we try to partake in,” he said. He mentioned examples like providing reduced pricing for police officers, giving away free car washes to all veterans on Veterans Day, and partnering with local schools for fundraisers.

Site location of Glide Car Wash. eSporta can been seen next door at Highway 64 and I-40.

Mayor Mike Cunningham said he was excited about the project and believes there is a need in Lakeland. “I really think we need a quality car wash in Lakeland,” Mr. Cunningham said. Commissioner Jim Atkinson agreed saying, “I really think the site works, I think it’s good.”

The plan will move forward for a final recommendation by the MPC before heading to the BOC for approval.

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