Category Archives: St. Petersburg/Clearwater Florida

NEW CLEARWATER FLORIDA WELCOME SIGN

Recently, a local national sign company completed the build and install of our new and very COOL…

Welcome To Clearwater Florida Sign

Clearwaters Centennial 1915-2015

I thought it was pretty cool so I thought I would post it for you.

Nice job Thomas Sign & Awning!

My night photo does not give it justice. It is wayyyy cool at night!

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We made it!! Now on to Summer Fun!

Well? Yepper!  We Made it!

All Of Us!

You the traveler, business tycoon or everyday awesome client!

And us, every professional towncar and limousine service out there!

:-))!

We all made it through the 4th of July!

Now it is time for Summer fun!

Florida Aquarium Tampa

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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, Pinellas Park, FL

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So, give me a call today!

Lance Greene – 727-288-1545

Professional Towncar Driver – Bay Area Towncar Service (BATS)

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Hey Tampa Bay! Is Your Taxi or Car Service Legal?

If you are taking a Taxi or Car Service in the Tampa Bay Area it must be legally operated and licensed.

If it isn’t…..

It isn’t Cool, It Isn’t “Rad” or “Bad”, “Sick” or “Sweet”

Possibly, Very Possibly….It isn’t Safe

It’s Wrong….On numerous levels

EXAMPLE:

In Pinellas County, FL the St. Petersburg/Clearwater side of Tampa Bay, the following is an example of the types of Permit/Licensing Stickers which you should see on the Taxi or Car Service you are hiring.
In the picture below, which is the Towncar I drive for BATS Taxi & Towncar Service you will notice 3 Permit Stickers on the rear windshield. You may click on the photo for a larger image. There will also be some Permit Stickers on the front windshield.  Below I will show you all of them for our area.

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Close up of the rear Permit Stickers

*White Permit Sticker with 9/30/15 is for the City of St. Petersburg, FL/Pinellas

**Green Permit Sticker with the Plane is for the Tampa International Airport

***Yellow Permit Sticker is for operating legally in Hillsborough County

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Front Windshield Permit Stickers

***Notice the Yellow Permit Sticker below states that it is “Only Valid With Current Annual Inspection Sticker On Rear Window.” 

Legal vehicles and Services MUST be Inspected and Certified Safe by Law

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Legally Licensed, Background Checked and Approved Drivers

Below are my personal ID Badges for Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties

IF, your Driver does not display or if they cannot show you these badges for the area or areas he/she serves, then they simply are not operating legally…..Period.

 ID Badges and Permit Stickers must be renewed yearly

 Simply having the badges is not enough….they MUST go along with the Company you are driving for or contracted to, which is on file with the proper local authorities.

IF, your driver has these ID Badges but are transporting you in their personal vehicle, they are not legal.

Again, they must have valid Permit Stickers like those pictured above.

Think about that. If there is no paper trail….there is no accountability

(I am not saying they look good I am saying they are legal)

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Below is my Hillsborough County Public Transit Commission ID Badge. Background check is performed by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department and we the driver pays the $100 fee.

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Below Is my ID Badge as issued by the St. Petersburg, FL Police Department

Background Check performed by the St. Petersburg Police Department and we the drivers pay the $90 fee.

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Bottom line…..

If the Taxi or Car Service you are in are not legal….

If your driver isn’t legal……

  No paper trail…….No accountability.

Think About That

Thank you for stopping by, Lance Greene

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Proposing? Getting Married? Attending a Wedding?

Are you considering Proposing to that “Special Someone?”

Maybe getting married?

Or perhaps you are attending an upcoming wedding and reception?

Ii would be a privilege to be a part of it!

Let me get you there in comfort and style!

These folks did it for their proposal and she said YES! 

(I still need to find that heart shaped rug!)

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Call me to book your transportation today!
Lance Greene Mobile#: (727)-288-1545
Professional Driver for BATS Town Car Service 

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A Pizza Review……Yep……Pizza! Mario’s Pizza Bar – Clearwater

OK so I will make this brief and simple

I love love love pizza.

I pass by this fairly new place in Clearwater at 12924 49th St North all the time and never stop. Recently I decided to give them a try.  Well I have now gone there 4 times and will continue. 

I do not receive anything from or for doing this review…I just really like the place.

They have the pizza set up as in the photo here and serve slices, my wife and I like that because then we can try a few different varieties.  It is great!  The last time we had one of their egg plant slices (so yummy) better then I even could have imagined.  I thought egg plant would have been horrible and we loved it!  We also had a cheese slice and a “Chicago” slice……my wife and I were both like kids sitting at our table going to town on the pizza, she couldn’t believe that she liked the red sauce on the Chicago so much!

Nothing ever lasts in this location, but I sincerely believe and want this place to stay.

Mario’s Pizza Bar has the most awesome pizza I have had anywhere, including in Chicago and or my hometown in Minnesota.  They have different pizza than your average shop.  They make their own sauce every morning with fresh plum tomatoes. My wife, who is not a red sauce lover…..really likes their “Chicago” pizza. It is unbelievable!

For those of you who partake, Mario’s also has a full bar and outdoor seating.

Because I am usually on a hurry when I go there I always have gotten my pizza to go except once, on my first time there.  I really like this place because the service is also great and the restaurant/bar is clean and fresh.

It’s a nice, comfortable place.

Please patronize Mario’s…you will love the Pizza!  

They tell me they also have excellent lasagna. 

Tonight, we had….a cheese slice, a spinach & ricotta slice and the meatball slice…..all yummy!

Bon Appetit!

:-))! 

Mario’s Pizza Bar

12924 – 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762

727-791-3949

Mario’s on Facebook

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Hire a Car for these Upcoming Events…..

Call me directly to reserve with me on my Mobile:

Mobile: 727-288-1545

OR

  Call – 24 Hour Town Car Dispatch & request TC#7: 727-360-2820

Book Online with BATS and please request TC#7 in the notes field: BATS ONLINE RESERVATIONS

These are only a few examples, we will gladly take you to any event of your choice.

1)  Festivals Of Speed – Friday March 6th – 8pm-11pm – Tampa Bay Auto Museum – www.festivalsofspeed.com – VIP Luxury Cocktail Reception
2)  Festivals Of Speed – Sunday March 8th – 10am-4pm – Vinoy Park – 250+ Exotic cars, Motorcycles and more – www.festivalsofspeed.com

3)  Melissa Manchester – Thursday March 5th – 7:30pm – Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL 

4)  RUTH ECKERD HALL EVENTS – All through the year! 

5)  Capitol Theatre Events Clearwater – All through the year!

6)  Diana Krall – Thursday April 9th & Friday April 10th – 7:30pm – Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL

7)  Elvis Costello – Monday March 16th – Dinner 6pm & Show 8:00pm – Ruth Eckerd Hall 

8)  John Mellancamp – Thursday March 19th – Dinner 5:30pm & Show 7:30pm – Ruth Eckerd Hall

9)  I LOVE LUCY LIVE – Tuesday March 24 & 25 Dinner & Shows – Ruth Eckerd Hall

10)  Sarah McLachlan – Sunday March 29 – Dinner 6:00pm & Show 8:00pm

11)  Tampa Bay Lightning – Multiple Game Dates through May 2015

12)  Bette Midler – Monday May 11th – 8:00pm – Amalie Arena

Check back often! I Will keep adding more!

Thank you!  Lance Greene Town Car #7

Mobile: 727-288-1545

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A Simple bag of Chips…..Lots of Laughs!

Once again, this last Friday was full of laughter…….all because of a simple bag of Lays Classic Potato Chips. 

It was simply awesome. Another reason and one of the main reasons I LOVE what I do. 

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The basket pictured here is full of snacks, chocolates …….and Lays Chips for my customers to enjoy. One of the reasons I do this is because of the reactions I get from the customers when they see it.  It is simply so much fun.  Another reason is because it gives my customers a small snack to take with them on a plane if they want to, They are there for anyone.  No matter how much the fare is, no matter if they tip me or not.  It is more about the experience and the fun for all of us.  :-))!

Typically, I will encourage my customer to take a snack…..so that the person or persons around them will be jealous on the plane!  Hehehehe :)

This last Friday, one of those moments came to light as one of my favorite customers shared her story with me of her bag of chips on the plane.  She could not wait to tell me and I could not wait to hear it once she had stated she had a story for me. I was already chuckling as she said that because I could just imagine. :)

Two weeks prior, I had taken her to the airport, dropped her off and I suggested she take something for the flight as I always do…..she said….”ya know Lance….I think I will take a bag of chips.”  I said….yeah and rustle the bag a bit and eat each one slowly!  She thought that was a great idea and we got a little chuckle out of it and off she went. I wasn’t sure she would, just thought she would eat them and that would be that.

Now, Friday, I pick her up on her return flight into Tampa. We get in the car and we are not even out of the parking garage and she is bursting at the seems like that bag of chips to tell me her story.  That part alone was hilarious.  She is very funny anyway normally so this was even better :)….I was already laughing. I still am even as I write this.

The Story of Laughs!

Customer: So Lance, ya know those bag of chips?

Me: Yes……

Customer: Lance that bag of chips was so puffed up and huge like a pillow when I went to open them on the plane!  I rustled the bag a bit and people started looking.

Remember this Lays Commercial below, with the little girl?  This is basically how the story is…..and how I can see my customer …..ohhhh man I am laughing out loud as I write this,,,,lololol….I don’t know maybe you had to be there but man it was funny! Still is!

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Customer: Lance….that bag of chips being so puffed up…..POPPED!  It made a POP SOUND when I opened it!! (as she laughs)

Me: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……..AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..doubled over LOLOL!

Customer:  And Lance……..the aroma of the chips coming out……people were looking….you could tell they were wondering where I got the bag of chips.  Oh and the flight attendants were not able to get out of their seats due to some turbulence, so they could not pass out snacks!! (as she laughs)

Me: OMG! …..AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA   AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA    AHAHAHAHAHA ( having a hard time breathing at this point! lolol)

Customer: So Lance….now I have the bag open and people are again looking…..wondering….smelling….(as she says with a smirk in her voice, which made me laugh even more!)

Me: DId you eat each one slowly??  (laughing as I asked)

Customer: Ohhhhh I did Lance……it must have taken me an hour to eat that little bag!

Me:  Out of control laughing at this point…….tears running out of my eyes!! I could just see her doing it….making each customers mouth water for something salty. lolololol…..Can you see the little girl in that commercial???  Ohhhh mannnn I sure could and I loved it!

Customer: And then after i was done I continued to fold the bag over and over making a slight crinkling sound……(as she laughs)

Me:  More and more….continued laughs……huge laughs!

Customer:  Lance, who would know that a simple little bag of chips would provide so much entertainment.

So, as I drove on, we talked more about it on the way back to her home, we both were talking about that very point that she made.  That simple bag of chips provided her a snack, (one of her favorites) and provided her a really strong inside chuckle to herself while on a business flight.  It also provided her and I additional entertainment….HUGE entertainment as I drove her home. I cannot tell you how priceless that is and was.  My “job” is driving an Executive Car Service Town Car…..I do it because I love it. I do it because of customers like this one.

All the snacks and beverages in my car I provide personally and pay for at no charge to the customer.  Can I put a price on that bag of chips??  Absolutely Not!

A simple bag of chips.  Priceless.

Thank you Mrs. “C”! Thank you for sharing that story with me!

You made my month!!  Probably longer!  lolol!

I will tell this story for a long long time.

Thank you for being such an awesome person and customer!

:-))!

Seeking Corporate Clients

My specialty is the Corporate Client – If you need a driver who is licensed, level 2 background checked and approved, on-time, professional, courteous, goes the extra mile….literally :) and carries extra items in the car for the client, then you have come to the right place.

I am currently seeking new Corporate Clients who desire safe upscale treatment for themselves and their business clients. 

With extensive experience owning my own elite corporate/celebrity limousine service in Minnesota in the past, I ensure you will receive above and beyond service, professional and confidential. I know when to talk and when not to. 

Living in Clearwater, FL., I can easily get anywhere in the Pinellas and Hillsborough County areas.

I would be happy to meet with you so you may get to know me before you book with me.

Simply give me a call, I am on-call 24 hours per day and I have two other team members who can help out also when needed. Full sized Suburban also available.

Direct Mobile: 727-288-1545

Lance Greene TC#7