Bill Kasl has worked at Husker Car Wash since he was 13 years old.
His dad, Paul, managed the business at 6135 O St. for a few years in the 1970s before moving out of state, then bought it in 1982.
Kasl, who's now 50, has been running the business for several years.
Recently, he was approached about selling the car wash and decided now would be a good time to move on to other things.
"We've done it for a really long time," Kasl said. "It's time for me to go find something I can be passionate about."
That means Tuesday was the last day for the car wash that's been at the site for 50 years.
Harry Meginnis, a car dealer, and Dan Hergert, who owned Hergert Oil, built the car wash in 1969.
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As far as Kasl knows, it's the longest-running car wash in Lincoln. Randolph Car Wash, which closed last year, had been in business for 41 years.
The good news for fans of the business is that it won't be going away.
Kasl declined to say who the buyer is, but he said it is a local entity that plans to continue running it as a car wash. He said his understanding is that the business will reopen soon under the new ownership.
Husker Car Wash said on its Facebook page that people seeking information about unexpired pre-paid wash plans or unlimited wash plans should check the company's website, huskercarwash.com.
Kasl said he will miss customers and the relationships he's formed with them, but it will be employees he will miss the most.
"We've been blessed to have a great staff and a great crew," he said. "That's the thing I'm going to miss the most."