Originally published by Andy Tarnoff of OnMilwaukee.
MILWAUKEE, WI (April 9, 2019)—Operating a high-end car wash and auto detailing shop in Downtown Milwaukee is a more delicate dance than you might expect. But if anyone can pull it off, it’s Mazen Muna, the owner of Metro Car Wash, 1510. N. Van Buren St.
The entrepreneur who brought Milwaukee the four locations of The Dogg Haus, Plum Lounge and a soon-to-open taco bar is now expanding Metro. He says he’s looking to double its capacity.
Starting this week, Muna will see the spot that he has leased since 2008 totally transform. In addition to replacing the concrete floor and making the business ADA compliant, he is knocking out the west wall of the garage, which means cars will be able to drive through. He will also offer electric car charging in the new area. The shop will remain open throughout the buildout, except while the concrete is being poured and cured.
Muna says the improvements will allow him to greatly increase the volume of vehicles his staff services. On a busy week, he currently details up to 150 cars, motorcycles and even the occasional snowmobile.
“This is a huge, huge deal,” he says. “This construction will double the output and slash wait times in half.”
Muna says his business has evolved since we last profiled Metro in 2014. He says his staff has become trusted advisors to his customers – on all sorts of issues.