Thursday, May 20, 2010

Capitol Club Launches Free Limo Service for Customers

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Bridge and tunnel (relatively speaking) rejoice, cause getting your drunk ass home from downtown just got a little more swanky.

The Capitol Club, located at the corner of Capitol and Idaho streets, just bought a limo it will use to ferry drunk customers home from midnight-2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights starting by the end of May. And if that isn't awesome enough, a repair by the previous owner brought up records showing that the limo in question, was Donald Trump's very first.

Co-owner Tim Flaherty is also in the process of working out a deal with nearby Diamond Parking so that customers receiving a ride home can get discounted parking for the car they leave behind.

"We thought we could try to work a deal with a taxi company, or just spend a little more and get a limo to do it ourselves," Flaherty said.

There won't be any road-sodas allowed in the limo, but it will likely have water and coffee. As well as a functioning moonroof to hang out of shouting, "wooooooooooooh!" for no discernible reason.

"If we're taking 'em home, they've probably had enough to drink," Flaherty said.

Note: This doesn't mean they're going to drive you to Kuna on a $3 tab. Flaherty is clear that while there's no hard and fast dollar amount, this isn't a service they're offering for people who spend the evening somewhere else and then stop by The Capitol Club at 1:30 a.m., just so they don't have to pay for a taxi.

"It's within reason," he said.

The plan is to have a list at the bar, to see who lives in what neighborhoods and ensure everyone gets home as safely and efficiently as possible.

"I think it's a great thing for everybody," said Antonio Bommarito, a bartender at The Capitol Club. "We want people to be able to have a good time, to drink responsibly and to get home responsibly."

Flaherty agrees. "No b.s., it's all about safety."

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