New GoShine car wash coming to Madison


MADISON — Residents here will soon have another option for keeping their cars clean as a new GoShine Express Car Wash recently received the city’s OK to begin construction on U.S. 51.

The new GoShine Express Car Wash with an estimated $4 million construction cost is expected to be completed by March 2022.

Developer Bridgforth Rutledge of Bridgforth Rutledge Development said he has been hoping to bring a GoShine car wash to Madison for years.

“We have four other GoShine locations: Brandon, Ridgeland, Gluckstadt, and Daphne, Alabama, which goes by the name 'Rich's' there,” Rutledge said. “I pitched the idea of the GoShine to Mayor Mary (Hawkins-Butler) around seven months ago.”

Rutledge’s dream is now closer to becoming a reality after the Madison Mayor and Board of Alderman approved plans for the new GoShine Express Car Wash location during the board’s meeting last month. 

“I’m really excited that we can go forward with the project,” Rutledge said. “This city, while having high standards, is very reasonable and fair. I can’t wait for this GoShine to come to Madison.”

Alan Hoops, landscape architect and director of environment and design for the City of Madison, said the car wash will fit in well with the other buildings in Madison, and the location on Highway 51 is convenient because it is near other auto-related stores and highly visible.

“This GoShine is going to be one-of-a-kind,” Hoops said. “It not only relates to buildings such as Firestone, O'Reilly Auto Parts, and Walgreens, but it will also have the attractive brick work that other buildings in Madison have.”

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