With Thanksgiving on the horizon, Binghamton natives have a rare chance this weekend to reclaim the bars in the area typically crowded with college students.

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Now when I first moved to Binghamton in June, I loved going out to the bars. Personally I hate going to overcrowded places where I can't even find a seat, and I never had that problem until late August. Then the students of Binghamton University returned to the area and I was cast out from my usual haunts where I could chat with the locals and get to know the area better.

Suddenly I couldn't take two steps without bumping into somebody and if I had to get off my chair to use the bathroom, I might as well have asked for the check because that chair wouldn't be waiting for me when I got back.

But with Thanksgiving weekend approaching, the year-rounders of Binghamton have a chance to enjoy that casual bar atmosphere once again without worrying about being harassed by students with nothing better to do than erase their memory of anything they learned in their 8:30 am lecture.

At last, there will be plenty of seats to go around and the people can gather to discuss when Binghamton is finally going to get a Chick-fil-A and why WNBF is their favorite source for local news, just like they could in the quiet days of summer.

So with this relaxing atmosphere in mind, here's a few places you might find yourself enjoying the quiet solitude of the absence of students.

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