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NBA Champs! Cavs parade plans still up in the air

Downtown Cleveland, 9th Street. (Source: WOIO) Downtown Cleveland, 9th Street. (Source: WOIO)
DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

No doubt this was one of the largest crowds in downtown Cleveland, more than a quarter of million people.  

But, a parade down 9th street to celebrate the Cavs historic win could bring close to one million.

One fan from Cleveland said, “I want to see the trophy see them hold up the trophy and just want to say thank you.”

Fans have waited decades for this. Another fan flew in from Hawaii and said, “I’m here just to have safe fun the drought is over.”

If you have a business like George Lonjack, his restaurant Panni’s is right in the middle of all the action. And one million people transfers to thousands of dollars income. 

He says, "it’s big we have no idea we are going to have to treat it like St Patrick’s day on a Saturday and a warm day and see where it goes."

But at 10 p.m. Monday evening there was still no concrete parade route, time or road closures from the city.  

Councilman Zac Reed told us, "I would advise the administration let give them much lead time. Cause I can’t believe we just started planning this thing."

Ninth street is a good option because than it will end at mall B and C. 

No doubt the parade will be a huge draw.  Getting the most out of it is up to you.

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