Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
There has been a car wash located in the same spot on East Shore Road in Manhasset for 50 years, and when the current four owner-operators took over in 2011, the Manhasset Hand Car Wash got its own sprucing up. “We renovated it completely from top to bottom. No expense was spared,” says Michael Canino, one of the four owners. “We opened on Feb. 14, 2012 so have been here now for over a year,” he adds.
Another owner-operator, Scott Popofsky, says they offer a complete hand wash system at machine wash prices and also have a car detail center. He explains the philosophy employed: “We kill you with kindness. We strive for perfection. We want our customers to look at our car wash as a ‘spa’ for their cars.”
Both Popofsky and Canino say that as “owner-operators some of us are always here to work with customers and to help answer any questions they may have.” They also encourage customers to give feedback and say “we welcome comments – good or bad – since that’s how we learn more about our business.”
Popofsky says, “We run a great service here at a good price. We have friendly and efficient workers doing very thorough cleaning. You will be very pleased with the results.” Canino adds: You’ll get the best car wash you ever had when you come here.”
The other owner-operators are Anthony Passarelli and John Devino. All four of them live in the area and say they enjoy the convenience of working in “their backyards.”
The Manhasset Car Wash is located at 201 East Shore Rd., Manhasset. Phone: 627-1148. Winter hours are Mon.-Sun. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Summer hours Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Submitted by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce