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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Most major events in our area were canceled last year due to COVID and there were concerns that more cancellations will occur this year.
But on Tuesday, the popular Little Italy Days in Bloomfield are said to be returning this summer.
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Businesses have been devastated by COVID-19. Bloomfield was particularly touched when he had to cancel his little Italy Days, which bring together tens of thousands of people in this community in one weekend. Well this year is back.
Italian music will fill the air and lots of pizzas and meatballs will be gobbled up during Little Italy Days. It celebrates the Italian heritage and everything is free. The four-day street festival begins on August 19. Besides the dozens of food stalls, there are around 30 acts on three stages. They anticipate 100,000 people over the four days.
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This is good news for at least one restaurateur whose business is recovering from the COVID shutdown.
“When I meet people outside of Bloomfield they tell me ‘oh, you’re in Bloomfield, we’re coming for Little Italy Days’. It has a huge impact,” said David Nametnik of Lot 17.
“We are moving forward with plans. Everyone will be Italian this weekend. We are ready to switch. We are making the plans as we speak, ”said organizer Sal Richetti. He added: “We’ve all been hit in the arm. Now businesses need a boost. That’s why we have this again.
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Everything Italian – the food, the music, the pétanque tournament – returns to Bloomfield in August.