WILMINGTON, MA – What is going in at the old Sonic location (220 Main Street)? 17 months after the restaurant’s closure, we finally have the answer.
Valerie Gingrich, Wilmington’s Director of Planning & Conversation, has confirmed that NOURIA ENERGY RETAIL, INC. is proposing a CAR WASH for the much-talked-about location.
The project’s engineer Richard L. Williams, P.E., of Williams & Sparages, will be presenting plans to the town’s Community Development Technical Review Team on Monday, July 23 at 9:30am in Room 9 of Town Hall.
The engineer will also be in front of the town’s Planning Board for a public hearing regarding site plan review and a stormwater management permit on Tuesday, August 7 at 8:45pm in Room 9 of Town Hall.
A copy of the plan is on file at the town’s Planning and Conservation Department and may be inspected when Town Hall is open, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
“[The proposal] is just a car wash; there will no gas station,” added Gingrich.
According to its website, Nouria Energy Retail Inc. is one of New England’s largest family-owned and operated conventicle fuel operators. Nouria supplies more than 225 gas stations throughout New England operating under the Shell, Irving, Gulf, Sunoco, Valero, private and unbranded brands.
Founded in 1989, the company’s portfolio includes 25 car washes located throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Current Massachusetts locations include Auburn, Bradford, Gardner, Lynn, Oxford, and West Boylston, plus three in Worcester, where its corporate headquarters is located.
Wilmington has an existing car wash — TritonWash Car Wash at 581 Main Street — located 1.2 miles from the site being eyed by Nouria Energy.
This news comes on the heels of the recent announcement that Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant will be opening, likely in September, at the former Chili’s location at 207 Main Street. In addition, a Sprint Store just celebrated its Grand Opening last weekend at the former Radio Shack location (260 Main Street) inside the Wilmington Plaza.
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