Final demolition work begins on the former Magic Touch car wash adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

Final demolition work begins on the former Magic Touch car wash adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

Photo courtesy of Deacon Stuart Neslin.

 

Heavy demolition work is beginning on the former Magic Touch car wash at 915 Broad St. next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome. The church purchased the property at auction fromĀ Dulaney Estate Holdings LLCĀ after the Dulaneys opened the Go-Go Express Car Wash on North Broad adjacent to Five Points. Matt Little of Little Enterprises in Summerville is coordinating the project. So far, all salvageable materials have been removed, and the cinder blocks and concrete left over will be pulverized to use as fill for the former “pits” at the car wash as well as added support for the retaining walls. The church has expansion plans that will include the site and the fill also will be used to help when that project begins. The view is from the West First Street side of the project, looking toward Broad Street, and was taken Thursday morning by Deacon Stuart Neslin. Below is a picture of the car wash from 2014.

From 2014: A side view of Magic Touch Car Wash from Smith Street facing toward Broad Street via Google Street View.
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