By Starrla Cray
WINSTED New things are planned at Winsted Laundry & Car Wash this summer.
“We’ve already purchased a new automatic car wash to replace the old one that’s there,” owner Scott Bayerl said. “That should be installed by June or July, hopefully.”
Bayerl purchased the laundromat and car wash from Steve Moe the beginning of April. Although the purchase was recent, Bayerl and Moe began talking about the arrangement years ago.
For Bayerl, owning the laundromat and car wash fits well with his other business B&B Tire & Auto Repair which happens to be across the street.
“We’re going to be offering car wash discounts and packages with most of our services,” Bayerl said.
Bayerl has been the owner of B&B Tire & Auto Repair since 2005. He graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1992, and went on to earn an automotive service degree from South Central Technical College in North Mankato.
His first mechanic job out of college was at Waconia Ford, where he stayed for eight or nine years. After that, he spent a few years at Village Chevrolet in Wayzata.
Although Bayerl is used to working on cars, he’ll now have opportunities to maintain washers and dryers, too.
“I usually go over [to the laundromat and car wash] every morning and check on the equipment,” he said.
Bayerl is planning to install new LED lights to brighten up the laundromat, and he also hopes to paint the outside of the building.
In the future, Bayerl said he might construct a new building for B&B Tire & Auto Repair on the same side of the road as the Winsted Laundry & Car Wash.
“That’s the tentative plan as of now,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”
Currently, B&B is located at 410 3rd St. S., and the laundromat/car wash is at 381 3rd St. S.
Winsted Laundry & Car Wash can be reached at (320) 485-2400. Hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.