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ModWash Carwash proposed for Blackwood Clementon Road at Atlantic Care Property (Gloucester Township)

ModWash Carwash proposed for Blackwood Clementon Road at Atlantic Care Property (Gloucester Township)
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ModWash Carwash continues their area expansion, as they look develop on Blackwood Clementon Road in Gloucester Township, at the location of the closed Atlantic Care Urgent Care property. Most remember this building in a former life as a Nifty Fifty restaurant.

The building is located next to the Favorites off-track betting facility, and directly across from the closed Friendly’s restaurant.

The Planning Board meeting is Tuesday September 14th, 2021. More meeting details at the bottom of the post.

Readers will note that the Urgent Care facility was a significant remodel not too long ago, converting the former neon and stainless steel Nifty Fifties restaurant into a modern medical facility. But then the Urgent Care facility closed seemingly very quickly!

For the Carwash project, the building with it’s extensive remodeling will be demolished to construct an all new 4,562 sf Modwash express car wash on the property.

This proposal adds to the growing list of new businesses for the roadway.

Modwash Big Expansion Nationally and In Our Area!

Modwash Carwash is owned by Tennessee based real estate developer Hutton, who are on a very aggressive expansion drive to become one of the largest carwash operators in the USA… in just a few years! Website PetrolPlaza wrote in 2020 that Modwash is targeting 100 locations by the end of 2023.

In our area, Hutton has recently opened a location on Berlin Cross Keys Road across from the Tilted Kilt (post on that soon!)

They also were approved for a second Berlin Cross Keys Road location a few miles up the road at New Brooklyn Erial Road!

Over in Washington Township, the long closed Burger King building on Route 42 will also become a Modwash Carwash, and recently construction fencing has been put up ahead of the development.

Those make the four locations that we’ve reported on (including this one on Blackwood Clementon Road)

We also see that they are planning to open Modwash Carwashes in Magnolia and Deptford! More on those to come!

A little further outside our core area, they recently opened a location in Millville, and they have plans for car washes in Delran, Lumberton, Mays Landing and other New Jersey locations.

Modwash Carwashes are state-of-the-art all new construction carwashes! Their carwashes are “stay in your car” designs, with modern vacuums outside.

Carwashes can be purchased individually, or as an unlimited monthly membership. With the number of area locations, many my find the membership a convenient option.

Blackwood Clementon Road – Things Are Happening

This announcement comes after several other Blackwood Clementon projects have been announced, or are in process!

Let’s be honest… for years the commercial prospects of Blackwood along Blackwood-Clementon Road and the Black Horse Pike had looked fairly grim. Many closed shopping centers, and unkept buildings.

But since I’ve started this website 7 years ago, there have been some very positive changes!

Listed below are new projects just from the last 2-3 years.. and doesn’t even include the Gloucester Premium Outlets.

Shrimple Restaurant: This restaurant has opened across from Highland High School! We will have a post in a few days. We’ve stopped in to chat with one of the family members who own the restaurant… they were finishing up the seafood market and waiting for final approval of their liquor license transfer, so I said I would stop back shortly.
Chipotle at Denny’s: The building has been demolished ahead of the new building development
Dollar General: Located in the Commerce Plaza (behind the TD Bank)
Giant Fitness Relocation: The Giant Fitness of Blackwood is relocating to the shopping center located behind the Cherrywood Liquors. We stopped over a few months ago and could see they were already moving equipment in, but construction had not started (then)
Super Wawa Proposed: Just this year a new Super Wawa was proposed at the site of the large (now closed) Entenmann’s Delivery Building and Rita’s Water Ice. Note: Entenmann’s now has a retail store only at the old K-Mart location.
New Burger King: A new Burger King location is still expected for the empty lot which used to house East Side Mario’s. The existing Burger King would close once this new building is completed

Also in the Area

Also close by and in the Blackwood area:

LIDL Supermarket: A brand new LIDL Supermarket is under construction on the Black Horse Pike in the old Blackwood section
Dollar Tree: Under development at the “Shoppes of Gloucester Township”. The store will further extend the redevelopment of the shopping center
Dave & Busters: The brand new construction building houses a full restaurant, large bar and of course.. amazing video games.

Opened in 2018 and 2019

Republic Bank: A new glass walled Republic Bank opened across from the former Denny’s

Royal Farms: Located where the Super Fresh building used to be, Chipotle will be directly across the street, and a newer Republic Bank is at the intersection also.

More to come?

And yes I hear the rumors on something stirring at the closed K-Mart building… I’m working on it!

Planning Meeting Details

Gloucester Township Planning Board
September 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Gloucester Township Council Room
1261 Chews Landing Road
Laurel Springs, New Jersey 08021

You may appear either in person or through an attorney and present any objection that you may have to the granting of this application. Any interested party may review the application which is on file in the Board office located in the municipal building and available for inspection during regular business hours, which are currently 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 

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