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Car wash slated for former Sonic site

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Construction starts next week on a new car wash at the site of the former Sonic Drive-In off Route 248 in Lower Nazareth Township.

Serfass Construction Co. of North Whitehall Township will build the 2,400-square-foot facility that will be called Sparkle Care Wash. The self-service, fully automated operation will cost about $2 million to build, said David Serfass, president of Serfass Construction.

Kevin Detrick, president of Innovative Control Systems Inc. in Wind Gap, owns the car wash business. The site also will sell car wash products, Serfass said.

The facility will have automatic sensors that wash away dirt, while Detrick is planning new methods to recycle water, Serfass said.

According to the website for Innovative Control Systems, the company develops software and manufactures car wash equipment. Detrick, who could not be reached for comment, also owns Sparkle Car Wash and Detail Center off Route 611 in Stroud Township.

Bob Furst of Buckl Architects, which has a location in Palmer Township, designed the building.

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Brian Pedersen

Brian Pedersen

Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4108. Follow him on Twitter @BrianLehigh and read his blog, “Can You Dig It,” at http://www.lvb.com/section/can-you-dig-it.

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