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Burgaw sees economic boost from 'Revolution' filming

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BURGAW, NC (WECT) – As scenes shot in the area are starting to pop up on NBC's new TV show Revolution while towns and businesses are trying to determine how the filming has helped them financially.

Film crews spent over a week in Burgaw, adding to the town's population overnight.

The Historic Train Depot was able to make $20,000 from the filming and town restaurants and coffee shops saw an increase in sales as well.

Officials say the economic boost from filming will help with the upkeep of the Historic Train Depot, which usually makes less than $5,000 in a year.

Crews spent a day filming inside Courthouse Coffee, turning the front room into a print shop.

Owners say the boost in sales hasn't stopped, because now fans are stopping by for coffee like the cast and crew. In fact, Courthouse Coffee said crew members have been ordering coffee and having it shipped to them.

According to the Burgaw town manager, location crews have told officials there is a chance the show will be back to film in the area some more.

Don't forget you can catch full episodes and behind the scene looks of Revolution and other NBC series on WECT.com. Click here to watch.

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