Photo Credit: 
Alisa Hauser / Block Club Chicago
07/16/2019
Car Wash Sign Remains
Bucktown, IL

Sterling Bay, the developers who recently purchased the former site of the Star Car Wash, have announced their plans to keep the iconic star-shaped sign on the corner of Elston and Cortland. Brokers representing the original owners made it clear that they offered an "attractive price," but preservation of the sign was part of the deal. Supposedly, the sign and car wash were even featured in the 1986 movie "No Mercy" starring Richard Gere and Kim Basinger. 

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