Last night a bar manager saved my life....
My boyfriend and I ended up throwing our speakeasy birthday party here on Saturday, when our previous location (a seriously LAME assed bar that shall remain nameless!) fell through at 2:30 that afternoon. I called CRT at around 4pm, after striking out with three other locations. It was important that we found a location that would let us bring in our own DJ setup and decorations, and was also easy to get to. I spoke with Nicole first; I explained the situation and how I was in a bind. She immediately called her manager Chad (she pulled him out of an event that was already in progress), and I explained the situation to him. He said he'd call me back in 10 minutes to let me know. He called me back in 5 and said we were good to go, same deal as we had at the other location. We weren't able to start playing our music until after 10pm, due to the other event going on, but considering that's what time they normally close, we had no issues with that.
Chad and his staff went out of their way to accommodate us in any way they could, even kept the kitchen open an extra hour so people could order food. When it didn't look like we were going to make our bar minimum, he offered to just keep the bar open to the public so that we could count that. He even donned a gangster hat while serving the drinks, and I swear I caught him dancing more than once. :)
I don't know how many times I thanked him that night, but I still think he deserves a few more.