start your engines. The Grand Prix is taking over downtown Rock Island.
from around the Midwest are coming to Rock Island for the races.
also spending cash during their visit.
foods, you can spend $100 a day easily on food," says John Batts, from Advance,
of people will spend today and tomorrow supporting their racers, and local
folks we talked to say they're staying in the holiday inn and want to stay
close by for meals.
we get together around dinner and go throughout the city and spend money," says
coffee shop on 17th street has felt the rush from tourists.
has increased a little bit definitely and we've gotten a lot of out of towners,
some big city folk," says Wayne Lyter, Manager, Theo's.
some restaurants aren't benefitting as much.
of the roads are blocked in the downtown area making it difficult for folks to
a big issue for us because with us being in this alley, there's limited access
anyway and then with the roads being blocked off it's a problem for us," says
Psyndy Compton-Muse, Owner/Manager, Mama Compton's.
they're not losing hope.
and the coffee shop are normally closed on Sundays, but they're making an
exception and staying open tomorrow.
hoping tomorrow brings business and we're guessing it will because that's the
big race tomorrow," says Lyter.
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