Little Italy is ready for the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Friday through Sunday, the neighborhood's main street will be will be converted into a pedestrian-friendly area, and restaurants will bring tables onto the street for al fresco dining. The affected blocks are on S. High Street, between Pratt and Stiles streets.
Little Italy is definitely hoping for a bigger turn-out than last year, when expected crowds failed to show up for dining al fresco. The restaurants of Little Italy have been laying the groundwork for this year's race since the day last year's race ended, and High Street will again be blocked off to traffic.