La Epoca Department Store Becomes Police Station For ABC TV Show ‘Las Reinas’

The building that formerly housed the La Epoca department store in downtown Miami is being used to film a TV show.

Las Reinas will be about a member of a powerful crime family who has become a cop.

Filming for the pilot episode was in progress over the weekend, with fake cops wearing uniforms in and around the former department store. Filming is also taking place in Miami Beach.

The show will air on ABC.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Didn’t even get a notice for casting. I’m pretty good at being an extra. 🙁

Marc305
3 years ago

Lol, I remember when the Venetia was the Miami Police Station on Dexter.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Glad that some film work is making its way back to Miami, in spite for the fact that the present Florida Governor and majority of GOP legislators have cancelled just about all the Florida Film Tax Incentives. Miami used to be booming with TV Pilots, Films and even TV Shows entirely shot here such as Burn Notice, Magic City, Dexter and Charlie’s Angels. But alas, now days most TV and Film productions are taking place in Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana and Vancouver, because they are smart enough to offer Film Tax Incentives. It’s a bit ironic that that this new TV drama “Las Reinas” is being shot at the former “La Epoca” shop on the corner of Flagler and east 2nd Ave., across the street from The Historic Olympia Theater and caddy-corner to the Historic Alfred DuPont Building. During the good old days of the Miami Film Industry that very corner was constantly in demand for Film, TV and Video shoots for Sunday morning. Film Permit where requested, permits were approved notification was sent out, police were hired, parking meters where blocked off and film crews arrived. No sooner did they set up, then the owners of “La Epoca” called the authorities to complain that the trucks, cables, equipment and crews where blocking traffic to their shop, even if it was not to be opened for hours. Glad to see that “La Epoca” has come around to finally valuing our Film Industry. Better late than never!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Actually, la epics is out of business. It has been for months. They are selling/sold their building.

City Commissioner
3 years ago

I agree, the Governor, GOP, & car lobbyist crooks do not let the state of Florida prosper…The Brightline train, Marijuana, SO.Beach Light rail etc… anything progressive they just delay and delay for their own financial benefit, even after the population has voted for it. These people are the main reason We don’t have an efficient public trans. system, if we did everyone would stop using MDX highways and buying cars…As for the Medical marijuana biz,its obvious they are awaiting for the pharmaceutical companies to team up with insurance companies to take over the Florida market.. Everyone knows how profitable has become in other states that already approved use.

Brickellite
3 years ago

would be nice to actually have a MPD station here. Would start to clean up the vagrancy and money laundering the neighborhood fosters.

Gables
3 years ago

I guess I haven’t been there in a while, but sad to see La Epoca close. It was the best downtown store. On the positive side, happy to see more film and TV production in town, especially in downtown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Great location ….. will expand security in all the area and surroundings !!!

Oscar
3 years ago

lol