BEAVERCREEK — A new car wash and a coffee shop are in the works for a site in Beavercreek.
A Flying Ace Express Car Wash site and a Starbucks location are planned for the site of the former China House restaurant, on the corner of Indian Ripple Road and County Line Road near The Greene Town Center. The site has been open since the vacant restaurant building was demolished.
“We’ve always liked Indian Ripple traffic and density there,” Flying Ace partner John Roush said. “It’s a great site, great community.”
Roush, who is also the managing partner of another car wash chain, and his partners Dan Eisenhauer and Jeff Gilger, hope to break ground on the site in late May or early June. Roush estimated that about $4 million will be invested in land, construction and equipment costs.
According to Roush, the car wash uses “extremely high-tech,” automatic equipment to clean vehicles and uses recycled water for portions of the wash.
“We don’t touch the car, prep the car, hand dry the car,” he said. “We have machines do this in sets, so our consistency is very good.”
Roush said he and his partners are developing the site for Starbucks and will serve as the landlord for the location: “The only way for us to get this done was to take the next step and do a ‘build to suit’ for Starbucks,” he said. “We are in our lease negotiations with them now.”
Roush estimated the car wash will have 6-10 employees in its rotation and that Starbucks will have about the same.
Following Beavercreek Planning Commission’s recommendation of project approval Wednesday, the project will move forward to Beavercreek City Council for consideration.
Flying Ace has one other wash location in the Dayton area.
Reach Nathan Pilling at 937-502-4498 or on Twitter @XDGNatePilling.
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