Thousands Gather To Ring In 2015

Many people were already out on the town this evening to bring in the New Year.

Some bars are even open two hours later than the normal 2 a.m. cut off.

But the New Year is more than just a night of celebrating, for many it’s about those New Year’s resolutions and some say as soon as the ball drops, they plan to kick those resolutions into high gear

Out with the old and in with the new.

As hundreds of people crowd local bars and restaurants to ring in 2015, police, cab drivers and bar workers gear up and get ready.

“Tonight is a big night for us,” Roger Wilson, taxi driver said. “Lots of people going out drinking and they need not to be driving, so we hope that they’ll call us and we have a lot of regular customers of course that are already custom to calling us.”

“Game day, St. Patrick’s Day, and New Year’s Eve, that’s what we’re all about,” Rick Sauer said.

Rick Sauer is the general manager of Dublin in East Lansing and said without a doubt, tonight pops off as one of the biggest.

“It’s definitely good for business. We have a ton of reservations, we expect to cap out, ya know at least 290 people at a time, so we’ll probably be serving in the range of 400 people tonight.”

As for those New Year’s resolutions? Most of them involve getting back in the gym.

“Get I guess back in shape because I am a wrestling coach at East Lansing – my kids are beating me up so I need to get more conditioned so that’s pretty much my New Year’s resolution and that and getting accepted into MSU,” Trayvon Speed said.

“Start working out more something like this, something; Just be more healthy in the new year,” Katie Joseph said.

“I have a bunch of them, but the biggest one is just to read more; I just kinda want to do a journal I want to write more.”

“My new years resolution would probably be to eat better and probably just work out a lot more and just try and stay in the gym and try to be a better brother to my little brothers,” Anthony Corwn said.

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