The original Bubbles Car Wash location on Whyte Avenue is closing its doors this spring after 33 years in business.
Owner Natasha Toffoli, whose father started the chain, says operating a car wash in such a busy area has become too challenging.
"Whyte Avenue is a pedestrian-friendly destination, which makes Whyte Avenue and Old Strathcona a very unique part of Edmonton," she said.
"Unfortunately this makes it really difficult for us to operate there and we just don't have the space we need. The congestion is a little much for us."
Toffoli says Bubbles will open a new outlet in another part of town.
The closure will mark the end of an era as there has been a car wash in that location since at least 1963.
The property owners plan to replace the car wash with a high-end retail development by next year.