Gem Car Wash on Freeport Boulevard has changed owners and will convert to a self-service car wash, according to reports on NextDoor.com.
In the business conversion, the existing buildings are to be demolished. Gem has been a full-service car wash for 56 years. It has a long list of satisfied customers, many of whom have grown to appreciate the service and attention to detail in car care. On NextDoor, customers have been lamenting the coming changes.
Approval for this request is pending review by the Planning Department. The comment period has expired.
About 30 employees work at Gem Car Wash. The new self-service car wash would have only four employees. There will be stalls for drivers to self-vacuum their cars.