Local Investors Come Together on New Development Project
Andy Hudson and Angie Westling spoke at TREK on April 4, 2023. Together with three other local investors, they have been working to build a car and truck wash called “The Curve,” located along Greenwood Street and U.S. Highway 59.
“It’s about forward thinking and investing,” Andy said. He and a group of local investors started with an idea, but had no clear plan. “I’d say at the beginning, it’s was almost 75% dreaming,” he continued. “As you find other people who are like-minded, you work together to figure it out.”
That dreaming began in 2021 when Andy Hudson, owner of Hudson Electric, needed a larger space for his business. Andy reached out to Angie Westling, owner of Hometown Realty, to get her involved in the potential project. Three other local investors were also brought on board.
That first conversation took place in November of 2021. Although the details weren’t locked in, the group decided to move quickly, purchasing the land in January of 2022, with the feeling that it was a great opportunity. “How do we not buy this?” Angie quipped.
They worked through several options for developing the property and fairly quickly focused their attention on the idea of a car and truck wash.
They had hoped to be open in April, but “Mother Nature had different plans,” Angie said. “June is what we are hoping for now.” Andy added, “We’re still moving forward, despite the bad weather.”
The group is not done dreaming yet. “We still don’t know exactly what we are going to do with the back portion of the lot,” Angie said.