Black College in Arkansas Goes Into the Carwash Business

The Wheels and Grills carwash and restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas, had a history of being a major trouble spot for police. The establishment was a hangout for drug dealers and users and there were several robberies and assaults on the property.

Last summer the carwash was purchased by Arkansas Baptist College so that its business students would have a “laboratory” to practice entrepreneurship. The establishment was repainted with school colors and $100,000 in renovations are planned. Students will now run both the carwash and restaurant polishing their skills for the business world. The college plans to reopen the carwash and restaurant for business in September.

The site is now patrolled by campus security forces and crime is down significantly at the site.