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Event producer to study possibility of lakeshore Grand Prix
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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) - City leaders in Grand Haven are expected to allow the backer of a racing event, being pitched to their city, to study the idea. If held, the Grand Prix event could look like the Grand Rapids Grand Prix back held in 1998 and 1999. Charles Steen was a co-producer of that event. Steen meet with city officials last month to begin discuss a possible West Shore Grand Prix Motorsports event.

The study Steen asked for will allow time to meet community members, as well as see if a racing event would fit in and around the downtown business district. Steen is expected to report his findings to the city council.

At the same time Grand Haven Mayor Geri McCaleb say the city will be doing its own due-diligence. McCaleb and council members are interested in the impact on merchants and streets.

Any new events in Grand Haven must find a way around a moratorium on new events. The city passed that in 2011 believing the lakeshore community's summer calendar was already full.

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