(The Herald’s Photoshop license really ought to be revoked).
Ex-Red Sox slugger Mo Vaughn is back in the local clean-up spot with planned construction later this year of a new high-end car wash and all-purpose vehicle pit stop for those traveling along Route 1 in Attleboro.
And if the œMo Vaughn Express Car Wash concept works, look for more of the roadside megafacilities as part of a small regional chain, said the Hit Dog™s cousin and fellow investor Terrance K. Elder.
œIt™s not just a car wash, said Elder, who™s investing upwards of $7.5 million along with Vaughn and two other investors in the Attleboro project.
The facility will include a 50-foot œtouchless tunnel washer for fancy cars, a 160-foot tunnel for other cars, six bays for œdetail cleanings, quick-lube and oil-change bays, a Mobil gas station, a convenience store, a Dunkin™ Donuts, and a mini baseball park out back, according to design plans.
Whether he was winning an MVP award in 1995, volunteering his time for community service efforts, or raising eyebrows with his frequent trips to the Foxy Lady in Providence, Vaughn was a hugely popular figure in Boston ” until he left the Sox in 1998 to join the Anaheim Angels.
Though this story does recall Lenny Dykstra’s “Taj Mahal of Car Washes”, I wish Vaughn nothing but the best in his business endeavors.