Scranton, Lackawanna County - As tens-of-thousands of people prepare to fill downtown Scranton for the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday, businesses and restaurants are getting ready.
After being closed since July, Eyewitness News learned that Farley's Pub at the corner of Linden Street and Adams Avenue will re-open for one-day only on parade day.
Other businesses are just as excited.
At Kildare's Irish Pub, general manager Simon Hewson says it is the biggest day of the year.
"I love it. I think it's a great day. It's a whole lot of work for one day but it's worth it," Hewson said.
With warm weather in the forecast, managers expect at least 5,000 people to fill the Kildare's outdoor patio and inside bar.
Bartender Amanda Kluxen says it is a lot of fun but also tiring.
"It's pretty exhausting and tiring," Kluxen said. "It's a lot of preparation that goes into it."
For bars like Kildare's, beer man Gregg Davis of Banko North is the most important guy in town.
"It's the busiest week of the whole year for us, you know," Davis said. "Crazy. It's so hectic all week man. The amount of beer they go through, it's crazy."
Even with Farley's reopening for the day, a popular hot-spot will not reopen after being closed. The Banshee Pub will not be open Saturday.
It is not just restaurants that benefit.
Hotels like the Radisson Hotel also see a boost in business.