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Actor-director John Krasinski's visit causes a stir in Orchard Park

Actor-director John Krasinski, perhaps best known for his role as Jim Halpert in "The Office," has been spotted frequently in the Buffalo area over the last month while scouting locations and preparing to shoot "A Quiet Place 2," the sequel to a horror film that debuted last April.

On Thursday, Orchard Park was Krasinski's primary stomping grounds, with sightings at Spot Coffee, on East Quaker Street, and nearby Mangia Ristorante.

"We received a call in advance to see if we could accommodate their group for lunch," relayed a Mangia manager. "Everyone was very friendly. We gave them a private area in the restaurant, they had lunch and were on their way." The representative added that the crew consisted of roughly 10 people eating mostly salads and wraps.

The beloved blank-staring actor explored beyond the Southtowns, though, posing at seafood restaurant Dobutsu - in 500 Seneca - with chef-owner James Roberts and his son, Jackson Sehm, a big fan of "The Office."

"We don’t usually post celebs but I was sure to get him this one," Roberts said. "And one [photo] with me and one without me in it so he could show his friends."

[Related: Twitter reactions to original announcement of Krasinski's visit]

One additional destination for "A Quiet Place 2" will be Main Street in Akron, which the Newsteader detailed in its May 7 report. Krasinski was spotted a few weeks earlier in Akron at Candy Apple Cafe. The Akron portion of the film will be shot in July, according to the article.

This isn't the first time Krasinski has worked in the area, as "The Office" characters Jim and Pam were married on the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls in 2009. The News' Denise Jewell Gee wrote at length about that filming.

Several reports have noted that Krasinski will be in the area filming for the summer and potentially into the fall, and at least so far, "The Office" personality hasn't been shy about posing for pictures and meeting fans.

[Related: Restaurant reviews at Mangia, Dobutsu]


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