Businesses, city, prepare for St. Patrick’s Day parade this Saturday

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Businesses along the St. Patrick’s Day parade route are counting on bringing in the green. 

“If you want to talk volume-wise, I think everyone would say it’s the biggest day it’s the largest day for everyone,” said Louie Maier, part-owner of Brass Lounge on the corner of East and Alexander, along the parade route. 

They’re hoping to avoid the white though, “I feel like last year was as bad as it could get so this year I’m hoping for an even better turn out and hopefully the weather holds up,” said Maier. 

However with more snow forecasted to be arriving before the big day, they’re hoping with a little luck of the Irish, and the help of the city, it won’t make a dent in their pot of gold. 

“We’ll take care of the snow, and you know the sun helped us and we’ll see what happens tomorrow but we’ll have it all cleared and ready to enjoy,” said Karen St. Aubin, director of operations for the city’s department of environmental services. 

“It seems like the people who come out are pretty loyal so for the sake of my business and everyone else I hope it doesn’t,” said Maier. 

The city says as far as weather and the parade goes, they will not be canceling, however if it is cold, they’re telling people to dress warmly. 

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