The Mills Plaza parking garage is more than a place to park your car. In an effort to offer more amenities for not only tenants but anyone in the downtown area, a car wash is now an added service.
The parking garage located at 401 N. Oregon St., next to the historical Anson Mills building has set itself apart. Jeff Silva, owner of Montana Car Wash tells us, “I’m thankful for the opportunity to offer my services at the garage.”
Craig Weyent the Facilities Services Manager for Franklin Mountain Management, the parent company to the Anson Mills and other properties, drove in to the Montana Car Wash located on- you guessed it – Montana Street and was impressed, “That is the best car wash you can get in town for sixteen dollars.”
Mr. Weyent, relayed his experience to the Anson Mills Property Manager, Holt Grambling, who then extended an invitation to Mr. Silva for an arrangement to offer his services at the Mills Plaza parking garage.
The talkative owner started his business back in the days when he owned a humble 1977 Datsun B210 that needed a lot of the services he offers now. “I started out doing pin-striping, white-wall repair and molding installation,” said Mr. Silva.
Making his living providing his services to dealerships, Mr. Silva started detailing the cars as well. “Since we started doing more and more car washes and detail work, I needed to find a place that had adequate drainage for all of the running water,” said Mr. Silva, adding, “I saw a property on Montana Street and have had my business there for 29 years.”
“We still do detailing and hand washes at dealerships today but we are excited about downtown,” said Mr. Silva.
“Fridays are our busiest day so I encourage people to get a wash sooner in the week but anytime is great,” said Mr. Silva.
Adding a car wash service to a parking garage is an interesting amenity but Craig Weyent admits that everyone at Franklin Mountain Management are downtown zealots willing to do anything to restore it back to its former glory. “We wanted our tenants and downtown visitors to have this service available while they shop, eat, work or even attend events,” said Mr. Weyent.
The car wash service is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm with standard washes starting at $12. Just getting a wash? Feel free to drop your car off in the morning and pick it up at lunch. The amazing attendants at Montana Car Wash will also pick up your keys at your office, drive your car to the service area and return it to the proper lot with nothing more than a phone call from you. This is of course for customers in the downtown area.
Not every visitor or employee can boast such a service in other parts of town but downtown is owning its walkability and businesses are creatively collaborating to offer amenities you will only find here.
For more information – (915) 383-1098