- Courtesy Local Motive
“What better way to get to know your city than through food and drink and meeting other people in the process?” says Richardson, co-owner and CEO. She and co-owner/fiancé Preisler host a series of rotating tours, bringing locals and tourists alike to businesses in the region — and not just downtown, but along the Powers corridor, in Monument and Black Forest and more.
The business held its soft opening with a Star Wars-themed “May the 4th be with you” tour, but they’re using rented buses through the month of May — they’re still wrapping up licensing for their signature red-white-blue Local Motive bus, though that should be on the streets in June.
Tours run Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday. Tuesdays, they’ll focus on breweries and on-bus trivia; Thursdays will see more events and activities, like rock climbing and adult roller skating; Fridays, they’ll do more brewery tours; on Saturdays, they’ll do cocktail-and-bites tours; and on Sundays, they’ll focus on breakfast offerings, with bingo on the bus. Tickets will cost $25 and include discounted drinks and food samples.
“You’re looking at [something like] $2 cocktails or $3 bites... at every location we go to,” says Richardson. Tours will also include opportunities to speak with the owners and chefs, behind-the-scenes tours and other educational elements. “They’re really gonna get to experience the fullness of these locations.”