Heather Moore and Melissa King hope their passengers will agree after taking a ride on Corinth’s newest rolling attraction, the Crossroads Trolley.
“People keep asking me, why a trolley,” said Moore, who co-owns the trolley with King. “Corinth is such an intimate and classic kind of place and I think a little trolley running around town gives it even more of that vintage feel.”
The two business partners came up with the idea of bringing a trolley to town after brain storming about a small venture that would benefit the community.
“We searched for quite awhile,” said Moore. “We finally found the trolley in Jonestown, N.Y., purchased it and had it shipped to Corinth.”
The bright white trolley with vintage wooden seats for up 25 passengers was seen hauling folks around downtown Corinth in a test run during the recent Coke 10k/Green Market weekend.
“I was probably born in the wrong era,” added Moore. “I have way too fun cruising up and down the streets blaring a little Billie Holiday music in the trolley.”
Moore said the trolley is perfect for weddings, conventions, sightseeing tours, parades, church and event shuttles, birthday parties and progressive dinners. There are many packages to choose from or trolley staff can create a personalized package.
Moore consulted with Corinth Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau director Christy Burns before making the purchase.
“We talked about offering special Corinth-themed tours featuring local history stops, Civil War sites and more,” said Burns. “I love the trolley. I think it's a great asset to downtown.”
Burns said the tourism office plans to use the trolley for some upcoming festivals and events to help visitors get around town.
“I could see the trolley even being used to transport people during events from the park or arena to downtown,” added Burns.
Moore said with support from local businesses there may be normal trolley stops added around town in the future.
“We are still in the beginning phases of figuring out this business,” said Moore. “I want to tailor the trolley to the needs of the community.”
(For more information, contact 844-287-6553, online at crossroadstrolley.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/crossroadstrolleycorinth.)