Despite the inclement weather, Club Car Wash moved forward with opening its first Springfield location on Feb. 16 at 1001 Lincolnshire Blvd., just north of the Sixth Street Walmart. A second location, the former Green Hyundai dealership at 2605 N. Dirksen Parkway, is currently undergoing renovations in anticipation of a May opening. Club Car Wash purchased the North Dirksen property in December 2020 for $2.2 million.
The company has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and will provide free MVP car washes from Feb. 16-Feb. 28 for donations of a dollar or more.
Club Car Wash, based in Columbia, Missouri, operates 37 locations in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. It was founded in 2006 as Tiger Express Car Wash and rebranded to Club Car Wash in 2019. The company is now in an expansion mode and “plans to scale rapidly into Nebraska, Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky through acquisitions and new development,” according to a written statement.