Thanks to a new business opening in September, the Medical Mile will soon have a service available that will provide 'healthcare' of a different type.
Thunder Mountain Car and Dog Wash, which will be located on the northwest corner of Michigan and Eastern, will provide a full-service, high-end car wash as well as a special washing facility for man's best friend.
According to the owner, Leo Schlesinger, the location is perfect. "We wanted to locate on a street with a high volume of traffic and cater to the downtown medical staff and workers," he says.
This will be twelfth car wash for Schlesinger and the third with the Thunder Mountain brand. This is also the third facility that includes a dog wash.
"The dog wash is a neighborhood service for people who don't want to wash their dogs in the bathtub. It is a coin-operated service that features hot water rinses, choices of soaps, and blow drying. It's been very successful. In our other facilities, we see between 500-600 dogs per month. Once people use it, they never wash at home anymore."
Schlesinger says that when the facility is open, he anticipates hiring a staff of 3-4 people per shift.
Source: Leo Schlesinger, Thunder Mountain
Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Jobs News Editor