Sean Byrne is a busy man this summer.
On Thursday evening, the Owensboro Metropolitan Board of Adjustment approved Burch Byrne Riney Curry LLC’s plan to raze the buildings at 2629 W. Parrish Ave. and 1401 Carter Road to make way for a new car wash.
These buildings now house a MetroPSC and Thai Food Owensboro telephone store.
Byrne, a partner of Burch Byrne Riney Curry LLC, said these businesses would move to Charlie Kamuf’s West Parrish Plaza center two doors down.
This will give them a lot more parking spaces than they have now, he said.
The Thai Food location was the home of PizzAroma from 1980 to 2015.
Byrne, former Century Aluminum plant manager in Hancock County, also owns three other local car washes: Sparkle Brite, 620 Emory Drive; Shammy’s, 2524 Frederica Street; and Crickett’s, 2110 W. Parrish Ave.
The planned car wash does not yet have a name, he said, but it will have a contactless system. The entrance will be on Old Henderson Road, behind the property, Byrne said.
If that’s not enough to keep him busy, Byrne is also planning a second Tropical Smoothie Café near Malco Owensboro Cinema Grill & MXT at Gateway Commons.
He just opened the one at 2804 Frederica St. this summer.
Gateway Urgent Care opened a second location in Owensboro in the same Frederica center, which Byrne and his partners built.
In 2016, the group brought a Donatos Pizzeria to the Strip Center at 2601 W. Parrish Ave., where Thai Food Owensboro and MetroPSC are relocating. Now Byrne has said they plan to add a second Donatos location at a strip center on US 231.
Keith Lawrence, 270-691-7301 [email protected]