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    The Louisville Originals are committed to making a difference against drunk driving. The Louisville Originals, in partnership with Louisville Metro Department of Neighborhoods, has kicked off a three month pilot program through November to underwrite the service fee for reserved CityScoot drivers at designated Louisville Originals member restaurants nightly from 9 pm-5 am. This partnership allows patrons and member restaurant employees to try the service at reduced rates.

     

     

    “We are thrilled to participate in this pilot program,” said Maggie de la Torre, owner of De la Torre’s and La Bodega, and president of Louisville Originals. “It’s important for us to help promote responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.”

     

    "We are pleased to support two great local organizations, the Louisville Originals and CityScoot, with this unique program to make Louisville safe," said Mayor Jerry E. Abramson. "We hope this pilot program will become a model for other businesses in the hospitality industry." As part of Louisville earning the Bushmills Twin City title, the city received $20,000 for responsible drinking programs. Louisville is giving $6000 of the grant money for the CityScoot pilot project, adding to the $5000 provided by Louisville Originals. The remaining Bushmills Twin City money was used for educational outreach on responsible drinking at the Irish Fest and WorldFest.

     

    The pilot program is designed to save CityScoot customers up to 47% when leaving from a participating Louisville Originals restaurant. Due to geographic constraints, the participating members of the pilot program are:

     


    60 West Bistro & Martini Bar

    Artemisia

    Asiatique

         

    August Moon

     

    Avalon

    Baxter Station Bar &

    Bistro

    Bourbons Bistro

     

    Bristol

    Bardstown

     

    Bristol Main Street

     

    Browning's Restaurant & Brewery

     

    Bucks Restaurant &

    Café Lou Lou

         

    Café Metro

     

    Club Grotto American Bistro

     

    Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub

     

    Come Back Inn

    Cumberland

    Brews

     

    De la Torre's/La Bodega

         

    El Mundo

     

    Equus/Jack's

    Gilman’s Pointe

    Havana

    Rumba

     

    Kaelin's

     

    L & N Wine Bar & Bistro

         

    Lilly's

         

    Mayan Cafe

     

    Melillo's

     

    Napa

    River

    Grill

     

    North End Café

     

    Palermo

    Viejo

         

    Park Place

    on Main

         

    Primo

     

    Raw Sushi Lounge

     

    Ray Parella's Italian Restaurant

     

    Rivue

         

    Saffron's

     

    Seviche Bardstown Rd.

    The Irish Rover

     

    The Patron

     

    Uptown Café

     

    Varanese

         

    Vincenzo's

         

    Volare Restaurant

         

    Winston's Restaurant at Sullivan University

     

    Yaching's East-West Cuisine


     

    “We are convinced this public private partnership program will be one of the most successful drunk driving prevention programs in history,” claims Mark Roberts, CityScoot founder. “I call it the ‘No Excuse for Drunk Driving’ campaign, when everyone works together like this, we can make it easier than ever to be responsible.”

     

    CityScoot is the first fully-insured designated driver program in the country. Since its inception the program has delivered nearly 40,000 customers home safely in the Louisville area. CityScoot provides a courteous and professional staff to drive customers home in their own cars. Insurance underwriters have committed to honoring the CityScoot program as an official liquor liability prevention method. They have suggested a 5% savings in liquor liability insurance for establishments offering this option to customers. CityScoot drivers can be accessed by calling 502.566.6384 (56-NO-DUI). For more information, contact Jeff Heiman, Business Development Manager 502.608.6492 or visit

    www.cityscoot.com

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    Louisville Originals sponsors community activities that benefit local dining. Currently the Louisville Originals is a participating sponsor in the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Kentucky Center for the Arts. For more information, visit

    www.louisvilleoriginals.com

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