Drum Corps beats it to Rochester

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The financial flourish of the Drum Corps Association World Championship will be a pleasant memory for area restaurants and hotels this Labor Day weekend.

After four consecutive years of dumping what organizers estimated was $5 to $8 million into the region’s economy, the event will move to another city this year. The relocation will cut the Labor Day weekend lines at Northeastern Pennsylvania restaurants and decrease demand for lodging.

"We are going to be very sorry to see them go," said Tim Hughes, manager of Marvelous Muggs Restaurant & Pub in Moosic. "From Thursday through Sunday they came in and were very free with their money. They came to have a good time."

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Posted by on Monday, April 17th, 2006. Filed under DCA News.