The Philadelphia Business Journal reports on the growing interest in potential car wash locations in and around Philadelphia of late. The journal characterizes this interest as a “race for the best real estate,” with several car wash brands vying to secure prime sites. The article quotes brokers who say there are about 10 brands competing for locations including Modwash, Valet Auto Wash, Spark Car Wash, and Caliber Car Wash.

Assessing the car wash industry on a national level, Scott Caplan, CEO of Philadelphia-based EverWash, the nation’s leading car wash membership platform, is quoted as saying, “It’s a gold rush. I think there is still a lot of runway in this space.”