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Edmonds Kwick ’n Kleen manager retiring after 39 years behind the counter


No more suds: Bill Castro is retiring from Kwick ’n Kleen in Edmonds.

After nearly 40 years in the car-wash business, Bill Castro, manager of Kwick ’n Kleen car wash on Edmonds Way, is wringing out his last squeegee and tossing his last bucket of water.

Castro has been a mainstay at Kwick ’n Kleen, at the 76 gas station, since the Bush 41 presidency, serving as the friendly face greeting you every time your car needed a shine.

“He’s a fixture here; it’s like Bill is part of the gas station,” Kwick ’n Kleen owner Michael Roberts said.

On Wednesday, June 27, 39 years after first taking the job, Castro completed his final shift as manager of the...

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