Navigator to shuttle Toledoans to nightspotsWritten by Vanessa Olson | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledoans looking for the fast track to Downtown nightlife will have a new option Aug. 7.
Beginning at 8 p.m., the Night Life Navigator will begin its trial run, shuttling Toledoans to Downtown nightspots. The shuttle will run down Adams Street, around the entertainment district and to the waterside on North Summit Street.
The Navigator will be tested in preparation for the opening of the new sports arena set to open in October. The trial period is set for Fridays and Saturdays until Aug. 27, and will run until 2 a.m.
The Navigator is sponsored by Destination Toledo Inc. and will be free of charge to riders.
“We hope it will be used enough to sustain itself and run Friday and Saturday every week of the year,” David Nolan of Destination Toledo said.
Destination Toledo is starting the service so “Toledoans and visitors have safe, reliable and easy transportation options so they can enjoy entertainment at many different venues.”
Larry Ross, general manager of the Crowne Plaza, said, “Anything that enhances visibility of transportation Downtown is good for all businesses. This will be a way to provide good customer service for those who come stay in our hotel. This is an opportunity for them to visit other businesses Downtown without driving, especially since most customers arrive without a car.”
The shuttle service will be complemented by having the number for Black & White Cab Co. on the tables of nightspots to provide a safe ride home at the end of the evening. Destination Toledo “hopes once residents understand that taxi and transportation services are available, they might enjoy the Downtown area more frequently.”
“The idea is to build the emerging entertainment district. We need to provide a service like this so people can discover new and exciting places uptown and Downtown,” Nolan said.
Many Downtown bars and restaurants will be among the stops of the Navigator, including Manhattans, the Blarney Irish Pub, Bronze Boar, Avalon, The Attic, Tony Packo’s, Crowne Plaza and Aqua Bar.
“We are a thriving entertainment mecca,” said Nolan. “We hope this helps residents realize that.”
For more information on the Night Life Navigator or Toledo Nightlife, or visit dotoledo.org.
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