Dexter Filming Locations: The Tooth Fairy's Self-Storage Facility

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The location: The Tooth Fairy's Storage Facility

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A self-storage facility.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 3, of Season 6, "Smokey and the Bandit", when Walter Kenny (the aging serial killer known as "The Tooth Fairy") had Dexter drop him off there.

    Dexter watches as Walter goes to one of the units in the back and opens the door.

    Dexter is suspicious that Walter might be the Tooth Fairy, but needs evidence.

    Later, after Walter is gone, Dexter returns to the storage facility and breaks into his unit.  There, he finds a small box containing the collection of teeth that Walter pulled from his victims.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A self-storage facility.  Just not in Miami.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This is Long Beach Stor-All, located at
    2009 E
    . Pacific Coast Highway, in Long Beach, CA.

    It's just east of the corner of PCH & Cherry Ave, on the north side of the street.

    (That's right across the street from the location they used as Walter's pharmacy, and less than a mile southeast of Good Shepherd Auto Repair.

    They cheated a bit when they showed Dexter watch from across the street as Walter walks to the back of the facility.  In reality, you can't see much of the interior from the street - just a wall of units (see my photo below).

    Those shots representing Dexter's viewpoint were actually shot from inside the facility.

The short bus stop scene, where Dexter watches Walter get on a bus, was shot right in front of this Stor-All facility.  They just added a bench and a fake sign to the sidewalk on the north side of Pacific Coast Highway.  (Not to be confused with the longer, night time scene at another bus stop.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  In previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes.  By the 6th season, though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Ellen, Susan, Jason, Elaine, Joel, Julie, Geoff, Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.

    Rick tipped me to this one, and Suzi also let me know that they were busy at PCH & Cherry.  (Thanks, guys!)

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