3 Minute Magic Carwash coming to Farragut

Jim Rooney, president of 3 Minute Magic Carwash, and Teri Rooney, co-owner, are taking a former car wash site and making it their own: a new 3 Minute location, 11133 Kingston Pike in Farragut, which is expected to open after Christmas. A new 3 Minute Magic Carwash, 11133 Kingston Pike in Farragut, is expected to open after Christmas.

“We’re excited to bring it to the Farragut area,” Jim Rooney, 3 Minute president, said.

“It’s going to take approximately 120 days once we start construction,” Rooney added. “Fortunately, we’ve had a lot of support from the town of Farragut and the Town leaders.”

The new site “will include 7,000 square feet,” Rooney said. It will have 13 free vacuum stalls and 14 full-service spaces and a detail shop.

The Farragut site will be 3 Minute Magic Carwash’s fourth location. The other sites are 300 Simmons Road off Lovell Road; 956 Highway 321 North, Lenoir City; and 4725 N. Broadway St., Fountain City.

“The Farragut car wash will probably be the coolest we’ve ever built,” Rooney said.
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Gina’s Bernina Sewing Center ready to expand Farragut facility

Gina Owen, left, owner of Gina’s Bernina Sewing Center, and Kathy Drew, nationally known embroidery designer, quilter and instructor, work with one of the Bernina sewing machines available at Owen’s dealership. For 33 years, Gina’s Bernina Sewing Center has been providing sewing classes, Swiss Bernina sewing machines and more to the Farragut community.

Gina Owen, owner of the sewing center, said she is beginning renovations to expand her store at 10816 Kingston Pike, Farragut, adding more square footage for sales and classroom space and a new technician department.

“We are starting right away, and we hope to have a grand opening the first of October,” she said.

Gina’s Bernina is a dealership for Bernina sewing machines and their accessories. It also offers sewing and quilting classes, more than 5,000 bolts of fabrics, embroidery and children’s clothing supplies, patterns and more.

“We have a selection of all the notions and tools they need and lots of sewing techniques,” Owen said.

The owner said she chose to be a dealer for Bernina machines because of their quality, fine, self-adjusting tension and no-jam bobbin system.

“We have 15 different models for people to choose from,” she added. “We can find something for everybody.”
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