Car Wash to Replace Sonic on Burbank

Baton Rouge Business Report, by Steve Sanoski

A Sonic drive-in restaurant formerly located at 10603 Burbank Dr., which was damaged and closed by a fire in November 2011, will soon be demolished and replaced with a new business. Geaux Clean Express Car Wash, represented by company President Stuart Carter, purchased the site on Thursday for approximately $700,000, according to Chris Pike of Mike Falgoust & Associates, who represented the car wash in the deal. Robert Pettit of Waters & Pettit Commercial Real Estate represented the seller, SDI Development. "By the end of next week, the Sonic should be gone, and construction on the car wash is going to begin immediately after," Pike says. "They hope to have it completed and open by the end of the year." It will be Geaux Clean's third location. Pike says the first opened in Central about a year and a half ago, and a second location opened in February on Highland Road, between Airline and Jefferson highways. The Burbank site is located just across from where Walmart has begun construction on its latest Capital Region store, at the Bluebonnet Boulevard intersection.