Fast and Furious 8 brings plenty of people, closes streets downtown

'Fast 8' begins filming in Cleveland, jams traffic

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Fast and Furious 8 is now filming in Cleveland.

When something like this sets up in town, there's lots of domino effects. Crews are starting on Superior, closing it down from East 9th all the way west to Public Square.

That calls for the businesses in the very middle of it all to have to close down. But other businesses on the perimeter seem to really be making out. People are packing into that part of town, trying to get a glimpse of the action, also hoping to get a bite to eat. That's great for places like Al's Deli, where you almost have a good seat to the action.

"Yeah, lunch has been really busy so yeah we're happy about it," owner Ghada Ina said. "You know we weren't sure because they are closing some roads and all that but, we were hoping to get some business."

Many more businesses will be getting as shot at cashing in on the spectators lining the streets. The filming will be in town through June 10 at several different locations.

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