DECATUR — For the past several years, the sign at 303 E. Pershing Road has promoted the same monthlong Christmas token sale for the defunct Sparkle Clean Auto Wash.
With the bays boarded up, the car wash staging area became home to the very popular Burrito Truck.
Later this year, the site will begin the next chapter in its business life when it becomes home to the new Club Carwash.
Demolition of the concrete bays already has taken place, and the neighboring building that most recently was home to The Bubble Wrap will meet the same fate.
They will be replaced with an automatic express car wash, the kind that pulls your vehicle through the cleaning bay, coming out bright and shiny at the other end.
The Decatur location is one of four listed as coming soon in Illinois on the company’s website, clubcarwash.com. Other locations will be in Bloomington, Jacksonville and Peoria, which already has an operating Club Carwash.
The Columbia, Missouri-based company also has locations is its home state and Kansas and is in the process of rebranding its existing Tiger Express Wash locations, said company spokesperson Mercedes Shaon.
As for The Bubble Wrap, the business has since moved to the former Taco Bell building at 2801 N. Main St., next door to Solsa American Burrito.
“I like this place,” said The Bubble Wrap owner Tony Hall. “So far we have been doing very good here.”
This is the third location for the business since Hall took over the former My Shipping Place, moving for a short time to a storefront along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive before returning to the original Pershing Road location in 2018.
Hall said the new location is very convenient and that he has already seen an uptick in new customers. Hall said the new location also offers more room for the services it provides, which includes shipping, packaging, postal, fax, copying, freight shipping and laminating. It also offers various office, shipping, packaging and moving supplies.
In addition to commercial clients, Hall said the business is benefiting from customers who sell items on Facebook and eBay.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Call (217) 791-6826.
The owners of the Burrito Truck announced their indefinite closure in Decatur at the end of the food truck season in November. No additional details were shared at the time.
Decatur-area business openings and closings
Linda's Music Center
D-Boe's In and Out Fish
Hungry Hippo Board Game Cafe
Bobbie Lanes BBQ
Sharks Fish and Chicken
Speakeasy Records and Oddities
Family Video, Mount Zion
Mustard Seed Coffee House
Ashley Homestore Outlet and Best Brands Outlet
Mueller Water Products
Dboe's Chicken AN Waffles Jasper
Everyone's Fair Fooderie
Fall Off the Bone Pershing Road
Good's Furniture and Mattres
Escape Decatur Escape Room
Jalisco Mexican Bar and Grill
Love's Travel Stops
River Coffee Company, Tried & True Tattoo and Speakeasy Records & Oddities
Crazy Ladies Cafe
Striglos Business Solutions Center
Main Place Real Estate
Del Carmen's Pizza
Thor's Alignment and Brakes
Giggles + Bakery
Kansas City Barbecue Pit
The Laurel and the Linden
Convey Health Solutions
Castro's Tex-Mex Grill
Kroger Fairview Plaza
GrassRoots Gro Center
Fence Post Cafe
Long John Silver's
The Lucy Loft and Co.
Door 4 Brewing Co.
Tuscany Steak and Pasta House
R Bar & Grille
Brass Horn Too
T.J. Maxx at Hickory Point Mall
Hickory Point Bank branch
Casey's General Store
Solsa American Burrito Co.
Decanter Fine Wine & Spirits
Contact Scott Perry at (217) 421-7976. Follow him on Twitter: @scottperry66
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