The third week of the United Downtown Street Festival will occur in Gainesville tonight. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman spent some time with local business owners, to talk about the event’s effect on their Friday night business.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDowntownfixed.mp3]
Some residents called it the truck route. Others preferred to call it what they felt it really was: a detour. But no matter the name, the roar of traffic through downtown was gone.