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Thursday, June 20, 2019

John Critchett of Palm Beach Tours and Transportation West Palm Beach, Fla. — Molly’s Trolleys, a noted operation that serves 450 annual events locally, was recently sold to a partnership between the family-owned Palm Beach Tours and Transportation (PBTT) and Kirkland Event & Destination Services (KEDS). Along with the fleet of 15 fully-air-conditioned charter trolleys, included in the sale is the company’s Northwood warehouse facility as well as the 21 team members of drivers, mechanics, cleaners, coordination, and auto body specialists who make Molly’s Trolleys run so smoothly throughout the year. Molly’s also manages the six downtown trolleys owned by the City of West Palm Beach.

PBTT President John Critchett and KEDS President Paget Kirkland are committed to maintaining the same family feel as they have nurtured in each of their businesses to date. Collectively, they will now lead more than 50 local employees across Molly’s Trolleys, Palm Beach Tours and Transportation, and Kirkland Events.

When describing what they appreciate most about Molly’s Trolleys, Critchett comments, “Mom and Pop quality, reliability and heart. These are values that Paget and I celebrate and we are thrilled to continue the tradition.”  

Paget Kirkland of Kirkland Event & Destination Services Paget adds, “If guests need to get from one place to another there’s nothing more fun than a trolley! It adds playfulness and joy to any event.” She adds, “We love this business in every way. It is the perfect next chapter of the professional journey we have enjoyed here in West Palm Beach!”

All three of the businesses will continue to operate independently. Molly Stahlman, who founded Molly’s Trolleys in 1996, admits that letting the business go is not easy, but she is overjoyed that Paget and John are Molly’s Trolleys new guardians. “The business has been ‘our baby’ and now we are are thrilled what great new parents are stepping in to care for it and our team here.”

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