SCRANTON — In two days, 30,000 to 40,000 people will be in downtown Scranton for the St. Patrick’s Parade, making for one of the busiest days for businesses along the parade route.
But it’s not just the downtown, or even Scranton, that cashes in on the parade.
Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Parade won’t pass Brunetti’s pizza. The place on Sanderson Avenue is far from the parade day action and serves mostly Italian food, but the day for the Irish is still one of their biggest.
“We have an Irish pub across the street. We’ve been in business in the heart of Green Ridge, which is a predominantly Irish neighborhood, for 55 years,” said Mike Brunetti of Brunetti’s Pizza.