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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Grove Chamber: "Leave Burn Notice Alone"

The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce sent the following resolution out in favor of keeping Burn Notice at the Expo Center in Coconut Grove:

Resolution of the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce

July 24th, 2012

WHEREAS, a resolution by the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce was approved by the full Chamber Board of Director’s in which the Chamber approves the measure to endorse for another year the resolution in support of TVM Productions to allow the filming of the Television show “Burn Notice” at the Coconut Grove Expo Center;

WHEREAS, a resolution will be introduced at the City of Miami Commission meeting of July 26th, 2012; authorizing the extension of the use agreement with TVM Productions to allow for the filming of the Television show “Burn Notice” at the Coconut Grove Expo Center, to extend through 2013; and

WHEREAS, Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance and vitality that park space is to our community, and is in full agreement of the recommendations of the City of Miami’s Master Plan for the Coconut Grove waterfront, as executed by the firm of Sasaski; AND was also in full agreement with the City’s decision to extend the filming of the show last July 2011, to one more year; and

WHEREAS, Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce recognizes the vital economic impact that the production of the show brings to Miami, and directly to Coconut Grove, favorably affecting commerce of Chamber-member business, including hotels, which book rooms for guest stars and crew, restaurants and merchants, including a local lumber company, as well as area realtors, who rent homes to the show stars and other vital crew members; and

WHEREAS, the production employs more than 120 full time and 75 freelance locals, who further contribute to the commerce to Coconut Grove; and

WHEREAS, the Chamber also recognizes the invaluable marketing, at an international level that the show provides for the City of Miami, and Coconut Grove,


The Chamber of Commerce fully endorses that the show to be extended its lease for one year at the Coconut Grove Expo Center for the filming of Season 7, and revisit the resolution as necessary next year.

- Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce

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Anonymous Jill C said...

Woo hoo! I hope our letters and emails helped. :)

July 25, 2012 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cast and crew, fans and staff, all thank you so very much for your support.

July 25, 2012 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as I can tell from researching the address, the Wynwood site referred to in Sarnoff's email response to letters is his pet project, the Miami Entertainment Center (MEC) which has turned out to be a tremendous failure. Now he apparently is going to force tenants to lease space there. He graciously offers defray BN's moving expenses (but not the one million they actually need to move), but fails to mention the huge expenditure already undertaken by BN to renovate the "as is" Convention Center. Regatta Park, it has been stated by other sources, is intended for the use of private condo dwellers, not for "the residents who want their long awaited park.

July 25, 2012 11:57 PM  

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