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PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)- The new location of the Loose Caboose might be putting a damper on businesses that used to surround the festival

"The reasons stating for us having to move was safety concerns," said Festival Chairman Kevin King.

Back in February, Union Pacific sent a letter to festival committee Kevin King, leaving them no other option but to relocate.

"It stated that we were no longer allowed to use some of their property downtown which had been a major portion of the festival grounds for twenty-three years," said King

For some businesses that surround the old festival grounds, the move will affect them greatly.

"We would bring in extra chairs for sitting, especially for Friday and Saturday night for live music," said Office Lounge Owner Vicky Rowe.

The Loose Caboose festival was their busiest weekend of the year.

"In the past we've always had to call in extra help," said Rowe.

However, without the action, she anticipates a normal weekend.

"As far as the traffic, we won't have that," said Rowe.

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