Celebrity Carwash Partnership Mulled

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Celebrity Carwash Partnership Mulled

07/01/2003
YONKERS, N.Y. -- Anthony Pezzo, vice president of the Oakley's Car Wash chain, said that Charles Oakley, former New York Knicks basketball star and owner of Oakley's, may be partnering with Jayson Williams, former New Jersey Nets player on a new carwash.

In an interview, Pezzo told Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine that he and Oakley had just met with Williams this past weekend at the grand opening of his own first wash -- T. Jaye's Auto Spa -- in North Plainfield, NJ, where they spent the afternoon, Pezzo said.

Oakley and Williams are friends, according to Pezzo, and it was at the grand opening that this discussion ensued about a partnership.

"We might do something together with Williams," Pezzo said.

Oakley's Car Wash operates four facilities in the New York area, and recently sold a couple of their washes to "take advantage of the market conditions here in New York," Pezzo said.

Williams just opened his first wash after being forced to retire due to knee injuries in 2000. He is currently facing charges for recklessly handling the shotgun that killed limousine driver Costas Christofi last February at his estate in Alexandria Township.

If convicted he could face up to 55 years in prison.