A new Tommy’s Express Car Wash is set to be constructed at the intersection of Stadium Parkway and Veterans Way in Viera, near the USSSA Space Coast Complex, a site plan shows.
The business is slated to open in the spring of 2021 according to Michael M. Ash, Sr., whose RCH Properties, LLC will own the car wash franchise.
"The current contractor schedule says May sometime, but with weather and everything, you never know," Ash said. "It could be between April and June."
According to site plans, the car wash will be a 5,200 square-foot building with 20 self-serve vacuum parking spaces.
There currently are seven Tommy’s Express locations in Florida, with five more labeled "as coming soon," the company’s website shows. All are located along the Gulf Coast of Florida and the upcoming Viera location is not mentioned.
Ash said there were about 100 locations nationally. The website indicated many more were in the works across the country.
Cars are washed as they traverse through a tunnel that is roughly 130 feet long.
"It’s pretty cool. You don’t get claustrophobic in this thing," Ash said. "It’s wide open."
The tunnel also features a conveyor belt that moves vehicles through, Ash added.
"No risk of any kind of wheel or rim damage," Ash said.
He also noted that it would be quick for cars to get through the process, adding that some locations have been able to service "as many as 230 cars per hour."
"Roughly two minutes in and out," Ash said. "…. Your car comes out very clean and very dry."
The website also states that Tommy’s Express locations have low energy use and reclaimed water in an effort to help the environment.
For more information, go to tommys-express.com.