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Nightlife and the responsibility of businesses
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on Nov 17, 2009
I am all for a more vibrant night-life in Pleasanton. I do not mind that establishments would like to extend their hours, food and alcohol. However, with that comes responsibility. On Friday night of last week - we arrived at Gay 90's at 9:15 only to be told we could order a pizza only. Fine no problem. However, at the same time we witnessed a gentleman who asked for a taxi to be called. The employees told him they didn't call taxis and didn't even know of one to call. My husband had an I-phone and we volunteered to call the gentleman a taxi. Anything to prevent drinking/driving! In the end, it took 3 calls to the taxi and a 45 minute wait but the gentleman got his taxi. However, I was very disappointed in Gay 90's for not having a list of taxis and a willingness to call one for a patron who felt they should not drive. Shame on you. If you serve alcohol - you should also be willing to call a taxi for a patron. Perhaps the downtown association could help establish a rapport with a local taxi and communicate that number to downtown establishments.