Owner of lumber yard excited about filming of 'Banshee'

Credit: NewsChannel 36

Graham Street is closed between North Tryon and 28th streets Tuesday, June 26, 2012 as Cinemax films the show "Banshee".


by NewsChannel 36 Staff


Posted on June 26, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 27 at 8:13 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Some people had a difficult time getting around town Tuesday.

Graham Street was closed between North Tryon and 28th streets was closed for more than 12 hours to allow crews to shoot scenes for the upcoming show 'Banshee' on Cinemax.

The owner of the lumber yard where the shoot took place said he had a blast.

"We knew this was going to be a major inconvenience, but this is something you don't see every day,” said John Davis, owner of McGee Lumber Company.  “This is sort of fun."

However, the shoot caused headaches for drivers as well as some local business owners who said their customers could not reach them.

Danny Yiottis is the owner Tatsis restaurant.  Although signs were posted that the restaurant was open, business was slow.

"As far as I'm concerned, it will be the last time,” Yiottis said.  “I won't do this again."

'Banshee' follows a mysterious ex-con with expert martial arts skills who poses as a sheriff.  It is set to air sometime next year.