Just a reminder: Saturday Morning Market relocated because of Grand Prix

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As Honda Grand Prix weekend gets closer, the Saturday Morning Market returns to its former Central Ave. home for one day only — Saturday, March 17 — as crews continue building the 14-turn, 1.8 mile waterfront track for the World’s Fastest Spring Break Party, March 23-25. Central Ave. will be closed to through traffic from First to Third Sts. from 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Second St. from First Ave. N. to First Ave. S. will also be closed. Uniformed officers will be present during market hours to direct traffic.

Market hours remain the same – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patrons will be able to shop for the same selection of locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, along with the Market’s unique assortment of arts and crafts that appears weekly at the Al Lang Stadium parking lot location. Shoppers can also enjoy 1950’s rockabilly from the Hot Rod Hornets. The Market is celebrating its tenth year and is the largest in the Southeast with between eight and 10 thousand weekly visitors.

The Market will not be held the following Saturday, March 24, due to the Honda Grand Prix but will resume at 9 a.m. on March 31 back at its regular location — the Al Lang Stadium parking lot, located at First Ave. S. and First St. For information on the Saturday Morning Market and scheduled performers, visit www.saturdaymorningmarket.com.

Meanwhile, crews continue to construct the temporary street course for the Honda Grand Prix. As race weekend approaches, motorists will see additional roads closed or have limited access in these areas surrounding the track.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.