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Youngstown 'amped up' and ready for Amphitheater crowd

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Youngstown is 'amped up' for the first time in years as thousands converge on the downtown for a new entertainment venue and dining this weekend.

At V2 Ristorante on West Federal Street, the head chef and his staff are dishing up grilled Calamari and plenty of speciality pizzas.  

Local restaurants say they're prepared to serve up the best the Valley has to offer, so that those stopping in for the first time will come back.

Bryan Stephens is the Head Chef at V2 and he says he's got a full staff ready to handle the crowd, "This weekend is going to be nuts, but we're prepared.  We're ready to go, my staff is ready, I'm ready."

The opening of the Amphitheatre, and other major events happening this weekend, has finally made downtown Youngstown a 'destination,' just ask the staff at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

Kimberly Patrone is the Director of Sales for the Doubletree Hotel, "We're amped up, we're almost full to capacity for tomorrow night.  Very limited rooms available."

And it seems people from all over Ohio are traveling the distance to Youngstown, and can enjoy Bistro 1907 inside the Doubletree before and after the shows.

"Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus coming in not only just for the Slavic Festival as well as the Amphitheater to see some of the bands this weekend," Patrone said.

With the Youngstown Amphitheater opening this weekend, the Slavic Festival and Youngstown Flee at the Covelli Centre -- some say this is renaissance for the city that it hasn't seen in decades.

Anne Massulo-Sabella, the Owner of Avalon Downtown remembers Youngstown in it's heyday, "It's coming back in a different way.  More entertaining and people coming down and eating for the evening and walking around.  But it's nice to see it."

New life for a city that was dying to make a comeback.

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