Who can forget the ultimate scene in “Pretty Woman,” where Richard Gere pulls up to Julia Roberts’ Skid Row apartment in a white stretch limo, the knight in shining armor ready to save her? Or when Cameron pleads with Ferris Bueller to “rent a limo … a nice stretch job with a TV and a bar” instead of borrowing his father’s Ferrari?
No one above a certain age, probably. But what those two classic limo scenes have in common — having been released more than 25 years ago — is the reason why Reston Limousine, one of the largest executive transportation companies in the region, owns just a few of its namesake vehicles anymore.
CEO Kristina Bouweiri just sold two of her limos, as well as a stretch Hummer, which brings the total for limousines in her fleet down to three — out of 250 vehicles.
“Basically limousines have just gone out of style,” Bouweiri said. “The limousines only go out a couple days a week, if we’re lucky.” At their peak, in the mid-1990s, the company…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.
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