LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The dream to live in Campbell County came true for Travis and Sonya Saffell a few years ago, and now the couple is off and running with their latest venture, a car and truck wash. We’ve all seen the coming soon sign, and on Wednesday morning, Travis broke ground behind the longtime movie theatre, back of Pizza Hut.

The couple, originally from Ohio, has car washes throughout Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. “We weren’t really planning on opening a car wash here, but we are,” said Travis.

“We’ll use part of the old theatre and another section will go to make room for the state of the art express tunnel car and truck wash,” said Travis. In addition to the express tunnel, there will be a row of vacuums, according to the Saffells.

Travis Saffell stands in front of The Movies former building that will soon become the Blue Hippo Express Car Wash.

“Large wheel trucks, duallys, will fit and be able to get a wash through the express tunnel,” added Travis. He describes the ride through the tunnel as having a moving floor with no conveyer belt or tracks making it safer for you and your vehicle and our employees.

Memberships will be available.

Travis thinks early summer, maybe sooner, is when the Blue Hippo Express Car Wash will open in La Follette. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/01/2024-6AM)