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The Iowa City taxi service will be closed
Marco's Taxi Cab Co. in Iowa City is closed after more than a ten years in operation. The taxi operator's co-owner, Mark Paterno, said the firm would close its door next weekend but could not give an exact date. "We' been trying for month and month and month to find a way to prevent it.
And we never wanted to close it. Mr. Paterno said that the advent of the driving tailing Uber in Iowa City was part of the cause of the closing. "I think loudly and clearly that the general community has chosen to like these rides," said Paterno. Said he and his associate were not at the office every single working night, which could have led to further problems.
"I am sure that there were certain things that had to be improved over the years, which we were simply not initiated into, because we were not there as much as other owners," said Paterno. He is also co-owner of the Marco's Grillkäse grocery store and will take over the Devotay restaurants on 1 January.
He said the shutdown of the taxi firm will not impact the grocery store and is not related to Paterno's acquisition of Devotay. Your confidence is valued and we work to ensure you receive honest and truthful reporting. MULTIPLE STATEMENTS multiple statements of intent to readers... We value your confidence and work to ensure we report fairly and accurately.
The Burlington taxi and limousine business closes down
Burlington's large transport firm has informed staff that it is planning to close the door in July. Benway Taxi, which also runs Yellow Cab, Morf Transit, Airport Taxi and Apollo Limousine Service, has been in the Robar ownership for about 35 years. According to Wanda Robar, the proprietor of the firm, an approximate 65-70-strong workforce will be unemployed.
Benwayispatcher Mark Rozos, a 12-year-old staff member of the firm, said the hopes were that enough staff would stay at work until at least the fourth July week-end. Said the staff know it's one of the greatest times for buyers in the County who seek to service the Burlington Shore and other cases of pyrotechnicsanzeige.
Robar said the effort to divest the shop located at 666 Riverside Ave. was ineffective, but she is hoping someone will progress. She said her man, Paul Rodar, who purchased the firm, passed away three years ago. Said the familiy, of which Cathy Rodar is the president, kept it running, but some "hiccups" on the way have prompted the familiy to choose to close the plant.
It did not specify the topics the organisation was confronted with using the slogan "On Time and We Mean It". In a corporate session on Monday, staff were informed of the shutdown. Mayor Miro Weinberger of Burlington said he heard about the shutdown during the city council session on Monday evening.
"It is a tragic moment when a long-standing Burlington firm has decided to close its business," Weinberger said in a declaration to the Free Press. "It is a sacrifice for our fellowship - for the Burlingtonians and our city's residents who have trusted Benway to move in the fellowship. And of course a great sacrifice for the many Benways staff who will now concentrate on their next job," he said.
Burlington International Airport Commission was not aware of the messages when it conducted its 16:00 session on Monday, Vice President Bill Keogh said. "Perhaps someone will buy the firm and rationalize it," he said.