The long empty Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the Maumelle Town Center will become a Splash Car Wash and Lube Center later this year, per documents filed with the city’s Planning Commission.
The property had sold for $2.5 million to Paul and Lisa Stagg earlier this year but plans for the car wash, along with an Oil & Lube operation first came to the city’s attention when it was brought to the Planning Commission in August 2020.
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Stagg owns and operates the Splash Investment Group that is based in North Little Rock. He had founded Arkansas Carwash Systems, that had more than 50 car washes across the state, then founder Boomerang Carwash, that had 25 locations in Arkansas and across the region.
According to the company website, Stagg sold Boomerang in 2009 to start his current group, along with another called Clean Tech Ventures.
Since then, he has built five Splash locations, with four in central Arkansas, and the other in Rogers. He also has seven other car washes or oil change businesses, in central Arkansas.
The Neighborhood Market closed early in 2016 and has sat vacant ever since. The property, owned by Wal-Mart, had specific requirements for what kind of business could fill the space.
The new Splash site will be 2.45 acres and have a total of 39 spaces for the carwash, and another 18 parking spaces for the oil change operation, and it will be .63 acres, so the total operation will be just a hair over three acres in size.
At the meeting in August, developers said that they were, “not proposing any change to the building footprint” and that the area would see extensive landscaping.
The building’s facade would also feature brick, porcelain tile and glass among other materials and would be of “high quality.”Other Splash locations
Splash Car Wash Benton: 2620 Congo Road, Benton
Splash Car Wash North Little Rock, 5116 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock
Splash Car Wash Conway, 1505 Old Morrilton Hwy., Conway
Splash Car Wash Rogers, 4203 W Huntington Drive, Rogers
Splash Car Wash Russellville, 1301 E Main St., Russellville
Location of other operations
Baseline, Little Rock
Geyer Springs, Little Rock