FARMINGTON — Two new Farmington businesses are looking to open their doors this summer.
Blue Diamond Auto Spa at the intersection of Main Street and Piñon Hills Boulevard plans to open June 1. Buffalo Wild Wings, located at the corner of Main Street and San Juan Boulevard, expects to complete construction on the restaurant by the middle of June.
Max Moreland, general manager for the auto spa, said he expects construction to finish in May, allowing the car wash to open the following month. But he is cautious about solidifying an exact opening date. He said minor details often arise toward the end of construction.
"(That) seems to drag it out a little bit," he said.
Regardless, he said once the independent car spa is open, he hopes it can cater to as many as 300 cars a day.
Customers will enter the car wash, order the type of car wash they want, exit the car and then wait inside, where there will be a snack bar, Moreland said.
"It'll have snacks, soft drinks and some healthy drinks, too," he said.
The car spa is designed to be full service, and, when it is up and running, it will employ about 25 to 30 workers, he added.
"We feel there is room for another car wash on the east side of Farmington," Moreland said.
According to Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization data from 2013, about 42,000 cars travel near the Animas Valley Mall in a day on a weekend.
"I think that's going to be a conservative number in the future," Moreland said.
He added the spa expects to have customers from Bloomfield, Aztec and Durango, Colo.
The principal owner of the car wash is Mike Radosevich. He was unavailable for comment because he was traveling. However, Moreland said, they have been working together since last year to make the car wash a reality.
Aside from creating jobs in the community, Moreland said, the duo made hiring local workers and contractors a priority. About 50 workers helped construct the building, with E-Terra and Steve Gates Architect leading the way, Moreland said.
"We used a lot of local vendors," he said.
Southwest of the auto spa, Buffalo Wild Wings plans to also make its mark in Farmington.
A company representative could not be reached for comment.
David Raschke is the foreman at the construction site. He said the building is planned to be about 4,800 square feet and will have a maximum occupancy of 284 people.
"It's a pretty good size," he said, as he thumbed through the blueprints.
He said as many as 25 construction workers are working simultaneously to complete the building by mid-June.Erny Zah is The Daily Times business editor. He can be reached at 505-564-4638. and firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @ernyzah on Twitter.