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      Caz Limo abruptly closes due to 'financial situation'

      A Syracuse-area bus and tourism company has closed its doors suddenly, citing financial difficulties.

      Caz Limo, which is headquartered on Butternut Drive in East Syracuse, appears to have closed for business after 13 years. CNY Central has obtained a brief letter from company president Patricia Dugal to employees and customers explaining the closure. The letter was also posted on the front door of their office. It reads as follows:

      â??Wednesday, February 19, 2014

      Due to the financial situation at Caz Limo Inc. we regret to inform you that Caz Limo has closed its doors after 13 years. It is devastating news to everyone that has worked so hard to the make the company thrive and prosper for so long. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

      Sincerely,P. Dugalâ??

      The company opened in 2002 and specialized in limousine and bus trips for out-of-town games and events. They also provided chartered car and bus service for weddings, tours, and other transportation needs.

      Calls to Caz Limoâ??s main office were not answered. Approximately 50 employees worked for Caz Limo that includes drivers, maintenance and other support staff.

      Birnie Bus is working with Caz Limo to make good on existing contracts for transportation. Customers can call Birnie Bus at-1-800-734-3950 for additional information.

      We reached the former owner of Caz Limo, Paul Dugal, to see if he could shed light on the current financial picture. Dugal now lives and works in the transportation business in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dugal said, "I had no contact with Caz Limo since I left so I am not able to comment with any happenings in the past 14 months. All I know is everything was okay when I left in December 2012. I'm very sad for the owner and all the employees and all the customers who will no doubt have to find other services. It was a great 12 years building the company from zero to 5 million when I left. My heart is sad."