A Chafford man will bus club goers to and from London in new business venture

Southend Standard: Clubland commute – Joel Macadar is offering clubbers a chance to enjoy nightspots to rival the ones he was missing in Florida Clubland commute – Joel Macadar is offering clubbers a chance to enjoy nightspots to rival the ones he was missing in Florida

WHEN Joel Macadar moved to south Essex from Miami, he soon started missing the bright lights and the Florida nightlife.

So 23-year-old Joel got thinking... and came up with a way to let Essex nightclubbers enjoy the hottest nightspots London has to offer.

The Hundred Bus – named after Chafford Hundred, where Joel now lives – offers clubbers a ride to the capital’s brightest and best clubs, and exclusive admission deals when they get there.

For a set fee, revellers get a bus to the club and back to Lakeside plus admission to a club.

The first Hundred Bus is due to leave Lakeside Shopping Centre at 11pm on Friday, February 21, returning by 4am.

And for those worried about late-night troublemakers, it even offers the reassurance of its own security staff.

Friday’s opening trip will take clubbers to Egg nightclub in north London and back for an all-inclusive £30 fee.

Joel, who moved here with his parents two years ago to finish a degree in sports management at London Metropolitan University, said the business had been inspired by something he’d seen in the USA.

He explained “There’s a promotion model in America where the club provides a bus for you if you bring enough people. This is slightly different, but there’s definitely a call for it.

“If people finish work late there’s nowhere they can go unless they have a car. If I took a taxi to central London, it would cost me £60 one way.

“This idea totally makes sense.”

The business is being launched with £3,250 funding from the Prince’s Trust.

For more details and tickets, visit hundredbus.com

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7:34am Thu 13 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

sounds good and cheap too, could extend from other areas like Southend/Leigh/Rayle
igh...funny this should pop up now as one Club entrepreneur is looking to off load his clubs in Southend due to lack of trade.
sounds good and cheap too, could extend from other areas like Southend/Leigh/Rayle igh...funny this should pop up now as one Club entrepreneur is looking to off load his clubs in Southend due to lack of trade. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

8:31am Thu 13 Feb 14

supermadmax says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
sounds good and cheap too, could extend from other areas like Southend/Leigh/Rayle

igh...funny this should pop up now as one Club entrepreneur is looking to off load his clubs in Southend due to lack of trade.
"sounds good and cheap too"

You reckon ? , You are probably looking at 1 hours journey each way which according to the report means they only have three hour in the club ( minus cueing time) .

"people finish work late there’s nowhere they can go unless they have a car"
They can get a train and get one back early in the morning for less than £30,

I'm more concerned that this prices trust has handed the guy over 3k to waste on adverts like this.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: sounds good and cheap too, could extend from other areas like Southend/Leigh/Rayle igh...funny this should pop up now as one Club entrepreneur is looking to off load his clubs in Southend due to lack of trade.[/p][/quote]"sounds good and cheap too" You reckon ? , You are probably looking at 1 hours journey each way which according to the report means they only have three hour in the club ( minus cueing time) . "people finish work late there’s nowhere they can go unless they have a car" They can get a train and get one back early in the morning for less than £30, I'm more concerned that this prices trust has handed the guy over 3k to waste on adverts like this. supermadmax
  • Score: 4

8:59am Thu 13 Feb 14

Old Southendian says...

supermadmax wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
sounds good and cheap too, could extend from other areas like Southend/Leigh/Rayle


igh...funny this should pop up now as one Club entrepreneur is looking to off load his clubs in Southend due to lack of trade.
"sounds good and cheap too"

You reckon ? , You are probably looking at 1 hours journey each way which according to the report means they only have three hour in the club ( minus cueing time) .

"people finish work late there’s nowhere they can go unless they have a car"
They can get a train and get one back early in the morning for less than £30,

I'm more concerned that this prices trust has handed the guy over 3k to waste on adverts like this.
Ah, minus cueing time Supamadmax. So it's snooker! Could be interested.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: sounds good and cheap too, could extend from other areas like Southend/Leigh/Rayle igh...funny this should pop up now as one Club entrepreneur is looking to off load his clubs in Southend due to lack of trade.[/p][/quote]"sounds good and cheap too" You reckon ? , You are probably looking at 1 hours journey each way which according to the report means they only have three hour in the club ( minus cueing time) . "people finish work late there’s nowhere they can go unless they have a car" They can get a train and get one back early in the morning for less than £30, I'm more concerned that this prices trust has handed the guy over 3k to waste on adverts like this.[/p][/quote]Ah, minus cueing time Supamadmax. So it's snooker! Could be interested. Old Southendian
  • Score: 1

12:51pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Make Thurrock Better says...

Yes but this doesn't address the lack of venus locally. There is no reason why such a venue and additional late night bars can't be provided in Lakeside. It's away from a residential area so minimal noise disruption and would provide jobs locally and keep the money in Essex. Also London clubs are ridiculously expensive for drinks etc.
Yes but this doesn't address the lack of venus locally. There is no reason why such a venue and additional late night bars can't be provided in Lakeside. It's away from a residential area so minimal noise disruption and would provide jobs locally and keep the money in Essex. Also London clubs are ridiculously expensive for drinks etc. Make Thurrock Better
  • Score: 4

4:45pm Thu 13 Feb 14

hayleymac80 says...

Great idea, but I think the returning at 4am is a little on the early side and leaving at 11pm too late...just speaking as a fellow raver from the same town. We would also expect 10pm pick up and 6/6:30 am pickup to get back to Thurrock for 7/8am. The timings you're suggesting, would leave very little time in the club at all and would definitely feel like you're leaving just as you got there.

A lot of us frequent MoS and can get £15 rtn in a taxi with our tickets normally costing the same.

Just saying and but good luck!
Great idea, but I think the returning at 4am is a little on the early side and leaving at 11pm too late...just speaking as a fellow raver from the same town. We would also expect 10pm pick up and 6/6:30 am pickup to get back to Thurrock for 7/8am. The timings you're suggesting, would leave very little time in the club at all and would definitely feel like you're leaving just as you got there. A lot of us frequent MoS and can get £15 rtn in a taxi with our tickets normally costing the same. Just saying and but good luck! hayleymac80
  • Score: 1

2:34pm Sun 16 Feb 14

DannyButcher says...

I'm pretty sure there was something like this about fifteen years ago. I can't see this idea being successful for any length of time.
I'm pretty sure there was something like this about fifteen years ago. I can't see this idea being successful for any length of time. DannyButcher
  • Score: 0

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