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"If you live downtown, you have to expect noise."

-- Gary Grooms, president of the St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Association

The barricades are blocking streets. Fancy big rigs have delivered the high-powered cars. The green flag is waiting to fly.

It's race week. The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is back.

Love it or hate it, the season opener for the Indy Car racing calendar showcases St. Petersburg's waterfront to a worldwide audience in 200 countries. Thousands of visitors will spend money at some hotels and restaurants and race events between Friday and Sunday.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.