New Inverness car wash opens

The first Caliber Car Wash opened April 2020 at 2001 State Road 44, just west of Pleasant Grove Road, in Inverness.

Another one is coming to Lecanto. A typical Caliber location employs 12-18 people.

 

Lecanto and Crystal River are getting new car wash facilities.

Caliber Car Wash is building a second location at 2927 County Road 491, next to the Shell-Circle K gas station and across from Wawa and Wendy's.

The chain has not announced an opening date.

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The first Caliber opened April 2020 at 2001 State Road 44, just west of Pleasant Grove Road, in Inverness.

A typical Caliber location employs 12-18 people.

One of the drawing points is the chain’s limitless monthly membership plans, which allow motorists to clean their cars as many times as necessary. 

The water at all its locations is filtered, cleaned, and reused. 

Caliber is expanding into central Florida and has another one planned for Ocala, the site of its first facility.

"Central Florida has played a vital role in shaping the company's community presence and houses our first wash," Caliber spokesperson Mac McCall said.

Meanwhile in Crystal River, the owner of the new proposed Big Dan’s Car Wash had already submitted his original plans to the city and they were approved. Dan’s would be built right next to the new Wawa, at the State Road 44 and U.S. 19 intersection, former site of the now-vacant Suncoast Credit Union at that same intersection.

Crystal River City Manager Ken Frink said staffers have been ready to issue the permit for quite some time.

However, the owner told city officials he wanted to make some changes to the building and resubmitted his plans last Tuesday, Frink said.

The city is reviewing those plans.

Big Dan's plans to open in the fall of 2021, according to the chain's website.

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