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Local Businesses Benefit From Film Production

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Prop crews for Gone Girl has been shopping in Cape Girardeau for their sets, and that’s already bringing in extra dollars to locally owned businesses. This brings extra dollars to locally owned businesses.

Annie Laurie’s Antiques owner Laurie Everett said the film crew bought hundreds of props for the upcoming film. These props included tools usually found in a shed, old tables and shelves. 

“We’re just really excited to have them in town,” Everett said. “I think it’s a great boost for our city and they’re using our restaurants, they’re shopping in our stores. I think it’s just a very exciting time in Cape Girardeau right now.”
 
Everett said the crew’s interest spurred more business from Cape Girardeau natives.
 
“We’ve had a lot of positive comments from the different people that are in town and we’re hopeful that it will bring new business also to not only my shop, but also to Cape Girardeau,” Everette said.
 
All those extra people need to eat. Muy Bueno, a Mexican restaurant on Independence Street, has been getting frequent visits from Gone Girl director David Fincher and other cast and crew members. Graciela Quesaba, the owner of Muy Bueno, said Fincher and his crew have been bringing in good business and enjoys their  visits.
 
“I’m just very happy and overwhelmed because they like my food and they are always making good comments,” Quesaba said. “So, I’m very, very happy.” Quesaba said the crew comes in almost every day.
 
The film Gone Girl is based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

Cody Smither was an intern reporter for KRCU in 2013.
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