UTICA -- Local businesses in Utica anticipated large crowds Sunday night to welcome 2018.
We met with the manager of Delmonico's to see how the local area prepared to ring in the new year.
"All week we've been kind of preparing and getting everyone trained and ready," said Jay Huggins, Delmonico's manager. "Ordering extra supplies, extra plates, extra silverware. At midnight we always do a champagne toast for whoever's still here. It's sort of a tradition here and a lot of people stop down at midnight at the bar and we all just toast to each other so it's just a fun time."
Delmonico's employees say the restaurant got busy around 4:00 p.m. and stayed busy throughout the night.
With the completion of their new bar, employees say they anticipated longer wait times for restaurant goers and
larger crowds than usual.
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- Rome Home Expo celebrates 43 years
- Masonic Care Community celebrating 125 years
- Whitesboro High School celebrates foreign exchange students for 43rd year
- Historic Old St. John's Church celebrates 200 year anniversary
- Arc Park celebrates one-year anniversary with community festival
- Masonic Medical Research Institute celebrates 60 years, unveils upgrades
- Wildfire survivors celebrate Christmas
- Flag Day Celebrations