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Flora-Bama strikes back at MTV series

"Old Flora-Bama" photo provided by the Flora-Bama Lounge.

The Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar says the producers of a new reality series are using their name and reputation to promote the show. The bar issued a statement Tuesday, saying they've asked the producers of "Floribama Shore" to stop.

The Flora-Bama opened in 1964 on the Florida-Alabama state line. Over the past 53 years, it's been featured in magazines, on television, even in a novel (John Grisham's "The Pelican Brief"). The bar hosts live music performances every day of the year, and the owners founded the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in 1984, but it may be best known for its annual fish-throwing event, the Interstate Mullet Toss.

"Floribama Shore" is the latest reality show offering from "Jersey Shore" creator SallyAnn Salsano and MTV, a network owned by media giant Viacom. The series is set in Panama City Beach and features young men and women from throughout the southeast. It's set to premiere on November 27th.


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