Said to be an AT$T Commercial, two days of shutdown from Congress Ave to 19th St. Some stores were compensated, others were not.
Ammar said he personally notified every business in the area about the commercial and that streets would be closed.
One store owner, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he lost an estimated $700 in the two days the commercial was being shot because of the street closures. The owner said he was never notified the streets were going to be closed.
Besides closing the main street and tying up traffic, the commercial filmed Monday and Tuesday for AT&T cellular phone service blocked off dozens of parking spaces. But it also brought dozens of technicians and actors to town as the production company, Smuggler, shot scenes at the Red House Cafe, Miss Trawick’s Garden Shop and other P.G. locations.
“It was the best thing that happened to P.G. this year,” said Moe Ammar, president of the chamber of commerce. “It was very exciting for P.G. to see Hollywood here.”