Early morning storm sends production tents crashing down

Early morning storm sends production tents crashing down

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Storms came through Downtown Memphis in the early hours of Monday morning.

Those storms caused a bit of damage at Front and Beale Streets. Two large production tents came tumbling down in the area.

The tents were both used for setup of “Bluff City Law” filming.

Luckily, there was no injuries.

When Fuel Café food truck owner Eric Proveaux woke up Monday morning, he didn’t expect to find this.

"Everything looked exploded and stuff scattered everywhere,” Proveaux said.

Strong winds sent food and makeup tents tumbling to the ground and swept chairs, tables and catering supplies across the parking lot, even across the street. But the damage doesn’t appear to be as bad as it looks.

Early morning storm sends production tents crashing down

"Nothing super major,” Proveaux said. “We're still going through it. But like the truck was okay. The generator is still here. The main things were still here."

That’s a welcome relief for Proveaux, who caters breakfast and lunch for the cast and crew.

“We had breakfast burritos and everything ready right on time and the crew they’re just used to whatever comes their way,” Proveaux said. “They hit us like they normally hit us for breakfast.”

The cast and crew have a couple of more days of shooting left before the pilot is shown to NBC execs, who will determine if the show gets picked up.

If it does, it’ll mean more filming in Memphis and more catering for Proveaux.

"I just got to keep my fingers crossed, make sure they eat well and that’s all I can do,” Proveaux said.

For now, it’s back to work.

“The show must go on!” Proveaux said.

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