Limo service to stretch out in new space
A fleet of stretch limousines and passenger vans can take up a lot of room.
Just ask Maurice Driscoll. Driscoll, the founder and owner of Rochester's almost 25-year-old Gold Crown Limousine service, has completely filled two different locations with about 12 to 15 vehicles.
As it became apparent that more room would soon be needed, he decided against looking for yet another place to park his limos.
Instead he chose to build a new 8,500 square-foot complex in northwest Rochester at U.S. 52 and 65th Street.
"We were just running out of space. Now I'll be able have it all in one place," says Driscoll.
The project at 6155 Rome Circle has been under construction for a while. He hopes to have it open and ready for use in July.
While Gold Crown does its share of proms, weddings and other special occasions, trips to Rochester International Airport as well as the Minneapolis-St.Paul airport are what occupy the majority of his 12 drivers' time.
Looking down the road, Driscoll feels pretty good about the future and his decision to build. He says thousands of baby boomers are turning 65 every day.
"And that means they'll need health care," he says. "And that means they'll come to Rochester."