Grove Chamber: "Leave Burn Notice Alone"
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,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT
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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