The 6th Annual Thunder in the City, a classic car and bike show, Began Friday night in Meadville's Diamond Park.
Vendors started setting up in the afternoon. There will be interactive exhibits, motorcycle stunt shows and a memorial bike parade Saturday.
Several businesses are opening for the very first time this weekend and have rushed to get their stores ready in time for Thunder in the City. Others, like several art galleries, don't believe the weekend helps. However, they may benefit in the future.
The Meadville Chamber of Commerce has set up a Community Development Fund to help businesses improve their facades and get low interest loans in the future. There is five thousand dollars in the fund and it will grow each year.
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