Get ready for the 14th car wash in Manteca and another place to buy coffee.
Plans for Dutch Brothers — an exclusive drive-thru coffee vendor — as well as Rise & Shine express car wash will be reviewed by the Manteca Planning Commission when they meet Feb. 25.
Dutch Brothers Coffee is planned on a site that once was home to Sunnyvalley Meats next door to Cabral Motors at 1105 West Yosemite Avenue.
The car wash is proposed to be built at 1350 Phoenix Drive next to a 10-acre storm retention basin in Spreckles Park at the corner of Commerce Avenue across from the rear of Staples.
Dutch Brothers is a privately owned concern based in Oregon that has nearly 300 locations. The closest to Manteca are two locations in Stockton and one each on both Oakdale and Lodi.
The opening of Dutch Brothers will elevate to at least 11 the number of establishments in Manteca that sell primarily coffee. Starbucks tops the list with six if you count the in-store locations at Target and Safeway
Manteca’s 12th car wash is now under construction at Lathrop Road and Crestwood Avenue with 10 gas pumps as well as a 3,180-square-foot AM/PM convenience store, and a 2,500-square-foot fast food restaurant with drive-thru service.
The tally does not include a newer car wash on East Highway 120/East Yosemite across from In Shape that has been closed for more than a year.
The gas station being built in conjunction with the Lathrop Road car wash will be Manteca’s fourth ARCO location.
Manteca could end up with three new gas stations opening this year in addition to the two that opened last year. Work is underway on the city’s seventh Chevron gas station that will also have a Food Mart on the west side of North Main Street just north of Lancaster Drive on a parcel between the Robert E. Goodwin Community School and the Manteca Moose Lodge. The station will have 12 gas pumps under a canopy and a 3,700-square-foot building that includes the convenience store and a suite of 1,728 square feet in another building and to be rented for retail purposes.
Rotten Robbie — the Santa Clara-based fueling station and convenience store — is preparing to build its 35th location between the Mister Car Wash and Wawona Avenue along the Airport Way corridor. It will include 16 pumps including 4 diesel vehicle pumps, a 6,240-square-foot passenger vehicle canopy, and a 4,800-square-foot convenience store.
There are now 22 fueling stations in Manteca after two opened last year — the Chevron station and mini-market on South Main as well as the ARCO AM/PM on Daniels. Costco has also completed the expansion of their fueling station.
That is in addition to four “alternative fueling sites.”
Tesla is getting ready to put the finishing touches on its second SuperCharger station. It is going in along Spreckels Avenue in the Target parking lot. That is in addition to the Orchard Valley SuperCharger station in the Bass Pro Shops parking lot. The city has two electric car charging stations at the Manteca Transit station on Moffat Boulevard.
The city is also preparing to sell compressed liquefied gas from the food waste to fuel process at the wastewater treatment plant on West Yosemite Avenue.
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