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Mount Vernon Business Owner Says Film Productions Hurt Local Businesses

Mayor Richard Thomas
Mayor Richard Thomas Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Suitman owner Jared Linder says the filming of movies and television shows in the area is driving Mount Vernon shops like his out of business, according to News 12.

Linder maintains that officials are granting permits without regard for business owners, and his store had to close when parking and the streets were shut down to allow for filming for the Bryan Cranston-produced Amazon TV series "Sneaky Pete," News 12 said.

The city clerk said the production business brought in close to $200,000 for Mount Vernon last year, reported News 12.

Mayor Richard Thomas expressed an interested in opening a professional film and television office inside City Hall to protect local merchants and taxpayers in the event of disruptive productions, News 12 said.

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