Snapshot St.Pete: Grand Prix vs Dali

I'll be starting a new mini-post series called Snapshot St.Pete. These posts will be shorter than regular posts and will offer a brief glimpse at an aspect relating to Downtown St.Petersburg! Last weekend the Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg took place in downtown bringing thousands of spectators and racing fans. The Grand Prix is always an interesting time in Downtown St.Petersburg because of the chaos that occurs both before, after, and during the race. Between The Dali Museum and downtown businesses there tends to be a debate as to whether the race positively impacts downtown. Some business owners claim that the race scares locals away and leads to a decline in business while others see an increase in business.

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