TAMPA, Florida - With the Republican National Convention about a week away, people who live and work in Downtown Tampa will undoubtedly be affected. Many are bracing themselves for the traffic, crowds, and protestors.
Brian Myers works in the area and said though some of his co-workers have taken next week off, he plans to stick it out through the Republican National Convention. He expects, though, he will have issues with parking farther than usual.
"[I'm going to] work as planned and just walk a little more," he said.
In fact, most people 10 News spoke with said they were sticking it out. "I think most people that live downtown, we anticipate that it's a convention. Once in a lifetime thing. They're probably going to be some skirmishes. That's par for the course," said Pete Edwards.
Ryan Carroll said some of the people who live in his downtown building are planning to take off for the week, but he said he's staying. "I'm a little concerned, but I figure, I mean, just going to and from work. I told my job that I was going to be late pretty much every day. Should be interesting. I'm excited for it," he said.
The RNC runs August 27-30th.