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Friday Update: These Restaurants are Open as Winter Storm Fallout Continues

Some eateries and businesses are opening back up on Wednesday.

By Timothy Malcolm February 14, 2021


With water still scarce (especially clean, hot water), and some power outages in the city, some restaurants and bars remain closed. Others keep plugging, and if you can, you may want to support them with a to-go meal tonight.

The following restaurants are either opening on Friday or their openings came in late for the last publication of this piece. Please refer to the list from February 18 to see more restaurants that should be open (a good idea is to call a restaurant to confirm it's still open); if a restaurant has closed, we'll update the list with that information.

Amorino Gelato Naturale - Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

The Annie Cafe & Bar - Was open Thursday for pickup and delivery; call to confirm.

Aria Persian Grill - Was open Thursday; call to confirm

The Armadillo Palace - Closed Friday, but will open Saturday. Live concert from the Broken Spokes at 9 p.m.; free, first come, first serve.

Backstreet Cafe - Open Friday.

Bara Kada - Open Friday.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Was open Thursday for pickup and delivery; call to confirm.

B.B. Italia - Was open Thursday for pickup and delivery; call to confirm.

B.B. Lemon - Was open Thursday for pickup and delivery; call to confirm.

Bird Haus - Open Friday.

Birraporetti's - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Brasil - Open Friday with coffee.

Bubba's Texas Burger Shack - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Caracol - Open at 4 p.m. Friday for dine-in and to-go.

Chick'n Cone - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Chuckwagon BBQ & Burgers - Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. 

Collina's - Richmond location open Friday.

Daddy O's Pizza - Katy, Memorial, Spring Branch locations open Friday.

Dozier's BBQ - Open Friday with limited menu and bottled beverages. Meat market open, too.

Dumpling Haus - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

East Wall Chinese Restaurant - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Eloise Nichols - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Eunice - Open Friday.

The Famous Crab - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Gabby's BBQ - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

George's Pastaria - Open Friday.

Goode Co. BBQ - Kirby and Memorial locations open noon to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina - Woodlands and Memorial locations open noon to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Goode Co. Seafood - Westpark and Memorial locations open noon to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Goode Co. Taqueria - Open noon to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Grove Do-Nutz & Deli - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

The Halal Guys - Ella location open Thursday; call to confirm.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar - Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Hugo's - Likely to open at 3 p.m. Friday for dine-in; call to confirm.

Joyce's Seafood & Steaks - Open Friday.

Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen Restaurant - Open for curbside only.

Khun Kay Thai Cafe - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Les Noo'dle - Open Friday.

Los Tios - All locations open.

MAD - Open 4:30 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday.

Mastro's - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

The Melt on Wheels - Open 11 a.m. to midnight at 907 Franklin St. (Craft Beer Cellar).

Midtown Cafe & Deli - Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Niko Niko's - Both locations open Friday.

Nino's Restaurant - Open Friday.

Ostia - Open at 5 p.m. Friday.

Palazzo's - Briar Forest location was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Penny Whistle Pub - Open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Six locations open Friday (Baybrook, Champions, Katy Cinco, Memorial City, Sugar Land, The Woodlands) with limited menu for dine-in and to-go. Special Valentine's Day candlelight dinner for two offered to-go through Sunday. Click here for more details.

The Phoenix on Westheimer - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Pondicheri - Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with takeout and counter service. 

Ragin' Cajun - Open Friday.

Raven Grill - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Red Dwarf HTX - Open Friday.

Red Lion British Pub - Open Friday.

Roostar - Both locations open Friday.

RoyalTEA & Coffee Co. - Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Saltgrass - Downtown location open Thursday; call to confirm.

Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant - Both locations open at 3 p.m. Friday.

Spanky's Pizza - All locations were open Thursday; call to confirm.

Star Pizza - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Steak 48 - Open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

Sticky's Chicken - Open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with free coffee and charging stations.

Tastea Vietnamese Grill - Open Friday.

Tiny Champions - Open Friday for dine-in and takeout.

Toast Sugar Land - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.

Turner's - Open at 4 p.m. Friday.

Viet Nom Noms - Open Friday.

Weights + Measures - Open Friday.

Woodshed - Open at 11 a.m. Friday.

Yao Restaurant & Bar - Was open Thursday; call to confirm.



Abdallah's Bakery - Open Thursday.

Aladdin Mediterranean - Westheimer location open Thursday, takeout only.

Alicia's Mexican Grille - Cypress and Katy locations open Thursday.

Alfred's Burger House - Open Thursday.

A Ly Oriental Food Restaurant - Open Thursday.

Antone's Famous Po-Boys - TC Jester and West Loop locations open Thursday.

Arpi's Phoenicia Deli - Open Thursday.

Arturo Boada Cuisine - Open Thursday.

Avesta Persian Grill - Open until 7 p.m. Thursday. Takeout only.

Be More Pacific - Open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, takeout only. Bar open, as well.

Blood Bros. BBQ - Open Thursday with limited menu and to-go only. They are smoking meat for Friday service.

Bludorn - UPDATE: Open from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations - Open at 3 p.m. Thursday for dine-in and takeout.

Brasil - Open Thursday. Full food menu but no coffee.

Bravery Chef Hall - Open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday with limited menus. To-go and dine-in.

Bread Man Baking Co. - Will deliver to select Whole Foods markets Friday and will be at Urban Harvest and Rice Village farmers markets this weekend.

Brennan's of Houston - Open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with limited menu. Dine-in only.

The Burger Joint - Both locations open for to-go only with limited menu.

Cactus Cove - Open with to-go food including crawfish at $5 per pound.

Canary Cafe - Open Thursday with beer, wine, and a limited menu.

Candente - Open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. To-go only.

Cedar Creek - Open with to-go limited menu.

City Cellars - Open Thursday.

Cleburne Cafeteria - Open 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Crawfish House - Open Thursday.

Dandelion Cafe - Open Thursday.

Dario's Steakhouse & Seafood - Open Thursday.

Dish Society - All locations except Memorial Green open at 11 a.m. Thursday with limited menu and hours. Heights is to-go only.

El Patio - Food truck open at the restaurant; margaritas to-go, too.

El Tiempo - Washington Avenue location open Thursday; to-go only.

Equal Parts Brewing - Open Thursday for beer to-go. Bring an empty container and they'll fill with drinking water.

Fat Cat Creamery - Stomping Grounds location (1225 W. 34th St.) open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Also selling gallons milk and cream.

Fluff Bake Bar - Open at 1 p.m. Thursday baking cookies and making hot chocolate. All sales go toward Crowd Source Rescue.

Galiana's - Open Thursday.

Gatlin's BBQ - Open Thursday for breakfast (through 11:30 a.m.) and lunch (11:45 p.m. until sold out). Takeout only.

Good Vibes Burgers and Brews - Open from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Guard and GraceUPDATE: Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday for lunch and 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday for dinner.

Gyro Republic - Open Thursday.

Hay Merchant - Open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; takeout only. Reduced menu of hot food and raw steaks from Georgia James.

Henderson & Kane General Store - Open at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Hillstone (former Houston's) - Open with limited menu.

Himalaya - Owner Kaiser Lashkari says he'll reopen Friday.

Hobbit Cafe - Open Thursday.

Houwei Chinese Restaurant - Open Thursday.

Hungry's - Both locations open for takeout and delivery with limited menu until 8 p.m. Thursday.

Koffeteria - Giving away pastries and coffee for free until out.

La Fisheria - Open for dine-in and takeout.

La Grange - Open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Liberty Kitchen - River Oaks location open at noon Thursday.

Local Foods - All four locations open at 11 a.m. Friday with a limited takeout menu. Local Foods Market in Rice Village won't open until next week at earliest.

Lucille's - Open for curbside and delivery Thursday with limited menu that includes an oxtail Philly cheesesteak, catfish and grits, and an oyster BLT.

Marvino's - Open Thursday.

Mary'z Mediterranean Cuisine - Richmond Avenue location open Thursday.

Mein - Open at noon Thursday.

Miyazaki - Open Thursday.

MOD Pizza - Sugar Land location open Thursday.

Molina's - Katy/Fulshear location open Thursdsay.

Montrose Cheese & Wine - Open Thursday for curbside pickup and retail only.

Musaafer - UPDATE: Open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dine-in and takeout.

MytiBurger - Both locations open Thursday.

Nobie's - Open with limited menu from 5 p.m. to sell out. Order online for pickup.

Oh My Gogi - Serving at 1219 Shepherd Dr. and 1600 State St. at noon Thursday. Both locations to serve until sold out.

Onion Creek - Open with to-go limited menu.

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation - Reopening at 5 p.m. Friday.

The Original Ninfa's Uptown - Open at 11 a.m. Thursday for in-person takeout.

Orleans Seafood Kitchen - Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. To-go only. Order online, call in, or drive up.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Both locations likely to be open Friday.

Pepper Twins - River Oaks location open Thursday.

Phat Eatery - Open at 11 a.m. Thursday. Curbside only. Order online or by phone.

Phoenicia Specialty Foods - Both locations open Thursday. Westheimer open until 9 p.m. Downtown open until 7 p.m.

Pho One - Open Thursday.

Arnaldo Richards' Picos - UPDATE: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. for takeout and delivery only.

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House - Open at 11 a.m. Thursday; to-go encouraged. Shrimp or chicken jambalaya.

Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant & Oyster House - Open Thursday.

Piper's BBQ & Beer - Open Thursday.

Pistoleros - Open at 4 p.m. Thursday with $6 green chile burgers and $4 Tecate and Espolon.

The Pit Room - Open Thursday. To-go only.

Pondicheri - Closed Thursday.

Qin Dynasty - Operating lunch service on Thursday; dinner service is likely.

Reel Seafood & Wings - Open Thursday. Free gumbo to anyone in need.

Revelry on Richmond - Open at 2 p.m. Thursday with limited menu.

Riel - Open at 2 p.m. until sold out Thursday. To-go only, mostly Louie's Sandwiches fare.

Roegels Barbecue Co. - Open Thursday with meat only.

Rosie Cannonball - Open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. The Chalet is closed. 

Rudyard's - Open Thursday.

Savoir - Open at 3 p.m. Thursday with to-go service.

Southside Flying Pizza - Open Thursday.

7 Spice - Open Thursday.

State Fare - Sugar Land location open Thursday with limited menu.

Tacos A Go Go - Downtown Tunnels, Heights, Midtown, Oak Forest all open Thursday. Delivery and takeout only.

The Taco Stand - Open for to-go with limited menu, plus margaritas.

Taco Tornado - Missouri City location open Thursday.

TAQO Mexican Kitchen y Tequileria - Open Thursday.

Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe - Airline Drive location open. Call 713-426-4420 to order takeout.

Texas Leaguer Brewing Co. - Open for on-site drinking and takeout. Food truck on site.

The Toasted Coconut - Open at 5 p.m. with limited menu until sold out. Order online to pick up.

Treebeards Bunker Hill - Open at noon Thursday. Limited menu. All Downtown locations closed until Monday.

Twisted Grilled Cheese - Galleria food truck and Heights restaurant both open from 11 a.m. until sold out Thursday.

UB Preserv - Open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday with reduced menu of hot food.

Underground Hall - Open Thursday.

Urban Eats - Open Thursday.

Vinny's - Open at 11 a.m. Thursday; whole pies only. Call or walk up to order.

Vino & Vinyl - Open Thursday. Also offering family meals to-go.

VN Pho 1960 - Open Thursday.

The Waffle Bus - Open Thursday.

W Kitchen - Open Thursday.

Xin Chao - Open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with limited menu for dine-in and takeout.

Xochi - Open Thursday with limited menu.

Update 4:30 P.M. February 17:

The recent winter storm continues to wreak havoc on Houstonians. As outages carry on in parts of the city, some restaurants and bars are doing what they can to keep people warm, or at the very least, to feed folks. The following restaurants and bars are open on Wednesday:

Aladdin Mediterranean Grill - 34th and Ella location open Wednesday.

Alicia's Mexican Grille - Cypress location open Wednesday.

The Annie Cafe & Bar - Open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Dine-in only.

Antone's Original Po-Boys - West Loop at San Felipe selling po-boys and gumbo until they sell out.

B.B. Italia - Open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday for takeout only and limited menu. Order here.

BCK - Open Wednesday.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations - Open Wednesday.

Eighteen36 - Open as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. Dine-in and takeout.

Galiana's Tex Mex & Agave Bar - Open Wednesday.

Houston Sauce Pit - Opening at 2 p.m. Wednesday (5000 Almeda Rd.) and will close when sold out.

Jax Grill - All locations open Wednesday. UPDATE: No locations were able to open Wednesday.

Kolache Shoppe - 3945 Richmond Ave. open Wednesday.

Lazy Oaks Beer Garden - Open Wednesday.

Musaafer - Limited takeout menu until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Original Ninfa's Uptown - Open Wednesday to serve breakfast tacos and limited takeout.

Orleans Seafood Kitchen - Open with limited menu for takeout. Cash only. Drive up and park. Choice of fried shrimp dinner, catfish and shrimp dinner, fish dinner, or gumbo by the bowl.

Phat Eatery - Open at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Pondicheri - Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with limited menu; cash and takeout only. Orders must be placed in store.

State Fare - Memorial location opening at 2 p.m. for to-go and curbside pickup.

Supreme Sandwiches - The location at 2712 W. TC Jester is open Wednesday.

Tacos A Go Go - Heights location, One Shell Plaza location open Wednesday for takeout, delivery.

Taste of Tel Aviv - The Westbury/Meyerland Israeli restaurant is open Wednesday.

Tony's Mexican - Open Wednesday.

Turkey Leg Hut's TLH Truck - May open Wednesday.

Twisted Grilled Cheese - Heights location open Wednesday.

The Union Kitchen - All locations open Wednesday. UPDATE: No locations were able to open Wednesday.

Plus, the convenience store fuelUP is open at three locations: 11831 Bellaire Blvd., 15450 Hwy. 249 and 7402 Fondren Road. Plus, fuelUP is giving away a $500 gift to a family that has been impacted by the storm. Visit @fueluphtx to enter.

UPDATE 10 a.m. fEBRUARY 16:

As we continue to deal with power outages from the winter storm that swept into Houston on Sunday, many restaurants and bars are currently closed, but some grocery stores are adjusting their hours, including: 

H-E-B: Hours can change at any time, but right now the plan is to have Greater Houston H-E-B stores open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Kroger's: Those that remained open on Monday for abbreviated hours (many stores opted to stay closed Monday) are slated to reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Nasty winter weather is scheduled to arrive in Houston late Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service, which has issued a winter storm warning for the area, is forecasting precipitation and temperatures that will fall below freezing. That means ice is likely to form on roadways, making life dangerous for anyone looking to head outside over the next couple of days.

So, we're advised to stay in our homes. Local restaurants, bars, and other food and drink spots are responding in kind. Some are announcing ahead of time that they'll be closed early in the week. Others may wait until the last minute, and others still may actually stay open. 

Whatever the case, be cautious. Take it from this Northeast native who's had to navigate a car along ice on multiple occasions and has lived through dozens of these storms: It ain't no joke. 

Here what local hospitality businesses are doing (and if you want to share your business's info, send to [email protected]):

Restaurants, Bars, Eateries

Alice Blue: Closed Monday. 

Antone's Famous Po-Boys : All locations closed Monday.

Backstreet Cafe: Usually closed Monday.

The Bearded Baker: Usually closed Monday, Tuesday.

Bludorn: Closed Monday.

Bobcat Teddy's Ice House: Closed Monday. 

Brasil: Closed Monday; tentatively will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Brasserie du Parc: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Brennan's of Houston: Usually closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Brett's BBQ Shop: Usually closed Monday, Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

The Burger Joint: Both locations closed Monday. 

Cactus Cove: Closed Monday.

Canyon Creek: Closed Monday.

Caracol: Usually closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Cedar Creek: Closed Monday.

Cleburne Cafeteria: Closed Monday.

Click Virtual Food Hall: Closed Monday.

Craft Burger: Closed Monday.

Dandelion Cafe: May open late Monday. UPDATE: Closed as of Tuesday morning with no power.

Dish Society: All locations closed Monday; tentatively will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

East End Backyard: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

El Patio: Closed Monday.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar: Closed Monday.  UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Fajitas a Go Go: Closed Monday.  UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Fat Bao: Closed Monday. 

Fat Cat Creamery: Both locations closed Monday. UPDATE:  Garden Oaks location closed Tuesday. Heights shop open 1 to 6 p.m.

Feges BBQ: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium: Closed Monday. 

Frank's Americana Revival: Closed Monday. 

Georgia James: Usually closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Goode Co. Barbecue: All locations closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Goode Co. Seafood: Both locations closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Goode Co. Taqueria: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Hay Merchant - Usually closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Hidden Omakase - Closed early Sunday.

Hugo's: Usually closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Jax Grill: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Kata Robata: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen Restaurant: Closed Monday.

Kolache Shoppe: Richmond Avenue location closed Monday; Heights location usually closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

La Grange: Closed Monday, Tuesday. 

Le Colonial: Closed Monday.

Liberty Kitchen: Closed until 5 p.m. Monday; will decide on when to open by noon Monday.

Local Foods: All locations closed for lunch Monday; will assess situation for dinner service.

Lucille's: Usually closed Monday; will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday.

Mico's Hot Chicken: Usually closed Monday, Tuesday.

Mina Ristorante: Closed Monday.

Molina's Cantina: All locations closed Monday.

Musaafer: May open for dinner Monday; will determine soon.

Mutiny Wine Room: Usually closed Monday; will close Tuesday.

One Fifth Southern Comfort: UPDATE: Closed Tuesday; Mardi Gras celebration to be rescheduled.

Onion Creek: Closed Monday. 

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

The Original Ninfa's Uptown: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Orleans Seafood Kitchen: Closed early Sunday and Monday; tentatively will reopen at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Ouisie's Table: Closed Monday and for lunch Tuesday, at minimum.

Pappas Bar-B-QUPDATE: All locations closed Tuesday.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse: Both locations closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Pappas Burger: UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Paulie's: Closed Monday.

Penny Whistle Pub: Closed Monday.

Phat Eatery: Closed Monday.

Picos: Closed Monday.

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House: Usually closed Monday. Update: Mardi Gras celebration postponed to next week, but open Tuesday with limited menu.

Piggy's: Closed Monday.

Pizzitola's: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Pondicheri: Closed Monday.

Rainbow Lodge: Usually closed Monday.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya: Closed Sunday, at least.

Red Lion British Pub: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Revelry on Richmond: Closed Monday; Beer Olympics postponed until Feb. 20. 

Riel: Closed Monday.

Roegels Barbecue Co.: Closed Monday, Tuesday.

Roostar: Closed Monday.

Rosie Cannonball, The Chalet: Usually closed Tuesday. 

State of Grace: Closed Monday.

Steak 48: Closed Sunday; may close Monday.

Sticky's Chicken: Closed Monday. 

Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen: Both locations closed Monday and for lunch Tuesday. 

Tacos A Go Go: Closed Monday; offering $2 delivery on online orders Tuesday, Wednesday.

Tecate's: Closed Monday. 

The Taco Stand: Closed Monday.

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar: Closed Monday.

Treebeards: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Trendy Dumpling: Closed Monday.

TRIS: Usually closed Monday, Tuesday.

UB Preserv: Usually closed Monday, Tuesday.

The Union Kitchen: Closed Monday; offering a Valentine's Day Re-Do on Friday and Saturday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday (all locations)

Vibrant: Closed Monday. 

Weights + Measures: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

White Rhino: Closed Monday. 

Xochi: Usually closed Monday.


8th Wonder Brewery & Distillery/Eatsie Boys: Closed Monday. 

Specialty Food, Drink Shops

Henderson & Kane General Store: Closing early Sunday; open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday.

Houston Wine Merchant: Closed Monday. UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

Misc. Businesses, Non-Profits

Houston Food Bank: Both warehouses closed Monday.  UPDATE: Closed Tuesday.

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