Changes being rolled out at Margaretville Car Wash


By Joe Moskowitz
Cars and trucks in the area may not look as clean and shiny as they used to. That’s because there hasn’t been a convenient place to wash them.
The Margaretville Car Wash has been closed for several weeks, but its owner says it will be reopening soon, and the service will be much better than it was before the temporary shutdown.
Frank Busciglio says the car wash was shut down because it was time for a change including a change in management and a major change in the equipment.
He had no problem coming clean about some of the problems at the car wash. Some of the equipment didn’t work and some of it, while working, did not do a good job.
In an interview with the News on Monday he said, “I apologize to the customers. Work is underway to try and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Factory representatives will spend the next week repairing and replacing equipment. He says everything at the car wash will be brought up to “state of the art” standards.
A vending shop where people can buy car-cleaning accessories will be fully stocked. The facility will be cleaned up and some work that should have been done a long time ago will finally be completed. That includes replacing some light poles that were washed away two years ago by Hurricane Irene but were never replaced.
Busciglio, who lives near Woodstock, will be assisted by family members. They hope to have the Margaretville Car Wash back up and running, under new management within the next week. That will be followed by a “Grand re-opening” celebration.