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Future of "One Tree Hill" has impact on area businesses

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Wilmington-filmed "One Tree Hill" is in its seventh season, but the show is in limbo for an eighth year.

Wilmington is nicknamed "Hollywood East." The problem is "One Tree Hill" is one of the only things currently filmed here, so if there's not an eighth season, many businesses who rely on TV and movie productions will likely suffer. So will other businesses.

The Dixie Grill on Market Street downtown has been used as a setting for several episodes, leading fans to stop by for a meal. The same goes for the Port City Java across from OTH's "Clothes over Bros" set on Front Street.

Both business say losing the show would likely hurt their bottom line.

Today the CW announced early pick-up commitments for five of its shows for next season. "One Tree Hill" was not on that list. No word on when the network will decide the young adult drama's fate.

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