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Weather damage doesn't deter vampires in Conyers

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Film crews, extras, actors, actresses and spectators filled sections of downtown Conyers on Friday.

They were there filming an episode of the CW Television Network series The Originals. It's a spinoff from the Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans.

Greg Burch owns the Keltic Tavern.

"It's interesting to see how they transformed Center Street to look like the French Quarter," said Burch.

Business owners like Burch are happy to see his tiny town bustling with activity. Just a week ago there was a different type of activity downtown.

A fast and furious storm came through. It uprooted several big trees and damaged several businesses. People were concerned about the affect it would have on the scheduled filming.

"The big damage for this area was actually the Pointe Tavern," said Mark Howe. "The roof got torn off and they've been working pretty hard trying to put it back together."

The Pointe Tavern is one of the main locations that the film crew used for a several scenes. The damage delayed shooting but now things are on point.

Burch said having episodes shot in Conyers is good for business.

"The plus is you got new people coming to town. They are here for a long time. They need to eat, they need to drink. They need to do some stuff and shopping," said Howe. "I've got a lot of business from new people that have come down here. I also get a lot of business from the crew and cast."

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