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Captain America Wraps Up Shoreway Escapades, Battles Baddies Elsewhere

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM

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For West Side commuters, Captain America will save the day….by going away. Today marks the last day of a two-week shoot on the West Shoreway, with production now temporarily shifting to the Lorain Avenue bridge. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.

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Local comic book shop owner John Dudas, of Carol and John's Comic Boook Shop (pic by Brian Bull) Counter staff at John and Carol's Comic Book Shop tackle hundreds of superhero enthusiasts (pic by Brian Bull) Clevelanders gather outside the Lorain Bridge to watch more filming of the Captain America flick (pic by Brian Bull) Cleveland Police help control traffic and limit access to the set (pic by Brian Bull) The closed set did open for local ambulance traffic traveling to Kamm's Corners (pic by Brian Bull)

For many commuters trying to get into downtown Cleveland, it’s been a tough ride.  Traffic detours and congestion have raised frustration as well as curiosity. 

Now the Shoreway’s scheduled to reopen tomorrow, and new scenes are being filmed near Kamm’s Corners. 

Just a few blocks away sits Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop.  Owner John Dudas disputes claims that Hollywood is disrupting local business…as he’s seen nearly 300 people since opening this afternoon. 

Of course, it helps that his shop carries Captain America merchandise and Marvel comics has given his store lots of freebies to hand out.

“Like graphic novels, pins, and comic books, to anyone that wanted to stop by,” says Dudas, brandishing one of his own Captain America shields. “And we use that to stimulate business within the store, and people are kinda using us as a staging place to see different scenes in the movie.”

Filming of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set to wrap up at month’s end.

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