Med City Detail

Evan West, a 25-year-old California transplant, has opened Med City Detail, an automotive detailing business in the Cooke Park Design District. (Jeff Kiger / Post Bulletin).

Evan West, a 25-year-old recent arrival in Rochester, is very detail-oriented,

West recently launched Med City Detail at 535 Sixth Ave. NW in the Cooke Park Design District. Med City Detail operates in a 3,400-square-foot spot next to the Werkstatt 533 auto repair shop.

He describes the services offered at Med City Detail as going well beyond a typical vehicle cleaning.

"We're on the high-end of the industry. We focus a lot of our effort restoring and making a vehicle look brand new," said West.

Among its services, Med City Detail offers clear ceramic coating that protects paint from corrosive materials such as salt and bird excrement. "It's invisible, but brings out a lot of shine," he added.

West has a team of three workers on staff. The detailing process takes 8 to 10 hours.

Recently moved from California, he said that the med City seemed a good fit for his business and family.

"I feel like the city is the perfect size," he said.

However, his shop is already proving to be a bit restricting. That has driven West to take out a wall and build out an additional 2,100-square-foot show room for his young business.

Jeff Kiger tracks business action in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota every day in Heard on the Street. Send tips or questions to or call 507-285-7798.

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