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Sugar Bar, New York, NY

Sugar Bar

4.8
4.8
564 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Come to Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, an eatery established by the couple who created hits such as “Ain't No Mountain High Enough" & "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing." Their culinary venture, Sugar Bar showcases the duo's love for great music and Southern-accented dining. The Food: A little Cajun, a little soul, a little Latin, a lot of delicious! Offering meals. prepared with fresh ingredients giving you the warmth of a homemade cooked dish. The Music: Live Entertainment starts at 8 pm. Catch a moment with our weekly Open Mic night every Thursday. Check our entertainment schedule for more. Make a memorable experience by sipping a cocktail, having dinner, and relaxing. At the same time, our friendly staff takes care of you, or you order a delivery and enjoy it in the comfort of your home.

****WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR INDOOR, AND OUTDOOR DINING, PICK-UPS, AND DELIVERY! TUES - SAT AND OPEN SUNDAYS FOR BRUNCH and EARLY DINNER! FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUR WEBSITE www.sugarbarnyc.com***

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Latin / Spanish, Soul food
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 3:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 579-0222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ruben Dominguez
  • Catering
    Sugar Bar is ready to cater your next corporate or family occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    Sugar Bar would love to host your next private function. Please email steve@sugarbarnyc.com for any inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    Broadway and West End
  • Parking details
    There is Street or a Private Lot for parking.
  • Public transit
    1,2,3 to 72nd Street
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment and open mic night every Thursday evening. A cover charge applies during show hours. The cover charge is usually $10 but may be more depending on the entertainment of the evening. Please call us or check our calendar page on our website for specifics.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

564 Reviews
  1. LAURENCEP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They need more servers. The food was good and music was wonderful. Long wait for food and drinks

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  2. GarW

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great vibe! Highly recommended.

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  3. TerryB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Food was delicious. Service was outstanding.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole atmosphere was great. The food was amazing. The awesome musical tribute to Marvin Gaye made our anniversary so wonderful.

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  5. Kishia

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit and rest assure i will be returning!! had an awesome night for my birthday...everything was perfect

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  6. LenH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always, but I missed not having a music performance this trip. After all, is was Saturday night!

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  7. MsLadybugCT

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cover charge should include coat check. Half of the other patrons had their coats (felt duped). Food (fried chicken, collard greens) was lacking with seasoning. Macaroni was missing the cheese (shocked). Grilled red snapper was actually seasoned and delicious. Entertainment: Absolutely phenomenal. Those artists sannnnnnnng.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a live Jazz band & my friends birthday . We had a ball!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. The food was great, the ambiance was amazing. Stayed for the 8 o click show the band was amazing. Definitely will be back.

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  10. MsAmbitious

    New York City

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friends and I came here for brunch and were not disappointed. I had the jerk chicken wings and shrimp & grits, both of which were fresh and full of flavor. The staff were pleasant enough and the prices were fair. I'll definitely return when I'm in the area next.

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  11. DenetteS

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was slow and FORGOT to put our order in and we waited over an hour for our food.

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  12. GaryB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice vibe and great food. Staff was attentive

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best vibe in the city and I completely enjoyed it.

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  14. Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing talent! Amazing experience!! Can’t wait to return.

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  15. SherrillC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Open mic night was so much fun! The food and service was excellent. Thanks for a great experience.

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  16. KRYSTAL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the fried red snapper (with crab and shrimp on top) with mac and cheese and collard greens and the Street Corner cocktail. I also had the fried shrimp appetizer. Everything was delicious. I don't remember my waiter's name but he was great and I left him an extra tip in addition to the 18% that's automatically added to the bill. The restaurant is small and narrow and can get a bit congested around the entrance and bar area, particularly when people are coming in for the evening show. But other than that, no complaints. I'd definitely go back.

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  17. JoelD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended the show on the lower level and had dinner along with the performance. The food was excellent ! Baked stuffed shrimp were truly superb. Two great tasty salads and nice wines. The musical performance was very enjoyable. The service was excellent on every count. Intimate cabaret setting. We will be seeing more shows here for sure.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I was really disappointed we ordered a salad entree and waitress told me they don’t have roasted corn a big ingredient in the salad. We said we would take anyways. They charged us for a split fee still $2 plus salad was $15 but was more like a mediocre side salad

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I make plans to eat here and listen to the live music each and every single time I visit New York City

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  20. Foodiedb

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Sunday brunch, and it was awesome! The staff is super friendly, the food was super yummy, and the banana rum bunch was super awesome!

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  21. NancyL

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything but the fish tacos. Very bland even the guacamole, in fact, all the components of the tacos were bland. Also would have appreciated if the tortilla would have, at least, been warm.

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  22. ELABW

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the food tasted good and server was lovely, the kitchen is slow, bad plating and timing. Took a 45 mins to get entree.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came to celebrate my husband’s birthday and from our entrance to our exit, we felt like we were at home with family! The food and entertainment was outstanding!! I am letting all of my family and friends know to come there for the best experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere. Friendly and welcoming employees. Food was not as hot as we would have liked. We both got the lamb chops which was just okay

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  25. DiamondK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the atmosphere, staff, food, drinks, and service. The best 60th birthday I ever had in my whole life. I was laughing and crying. The band was fantastic! This is a great establishment that I do not mind spending my money in. Every bite of the food was very tasteful and pleasant to eat. I had the catfish appetizer, red snapper with shrimp, collard greens, cornbread and macaroni and cheese. Delicious!!!!

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  26. Mari

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from soups to nuts was spectacular. Definitely will be going back. A must go to while you’re in New York.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience as usual. Great food, restaurant staff friendly and warm and amazing live music.

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  28. VivienneG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fried chicken meal I ever had! Love this place

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    90 minutes prior to our 6:30 reservation, the restaurant called to inform us that because we would be waiting for the show they could not seat us at 6:30. Instead they would seat us “ upstairs where you can view the show via a monitor’. Upon arrival, we were placed at the corner of the bar while waiting for “ your table upstairs to be prepared, and we will try to find you a table downstairs “. Remember we had a 6:30 reservation in the main dinning room. At 7:45 we were still waiting to be seated. Eventually, we asked when would our table be ready? Sent upstairs after a 1:15 minute wait. Horrible Horrible experience.

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  30. Foodie

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely people. Having a coat check especially for eating upstairs seemed unreasonable, especially because it was not crowded and the reason given was because coats would get in the way. There was plenty of booth space. Food was so-so, not terrible, but fairly average.

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  31. Shay

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a show scheduled for the night I went. We had the option of private dining if we weren’t interested in the show. We went upstairs to a nicely decorated room that had a television and and great old school playlist in rotation. From the moment we arrived the staff were super friendly. Our table wasn’t ready so we were allowed access to the bar while we waited. I can’t remember the drink my friend got but it was topped with red wine and was pretty. I stuck to a regular rum punch and it had a punch. We did not get to meet the chef but I feel like I owe whoever they were my deepest gratitude because their hands had to be blessed by the ancestors. We were indecisive but the waitress gave some options and hit home runs each time. For appetizers we ordered calamari which is my go to and was seasoned to perfection, catfish strips, mango sauces wings-not my go to but we’re hitting and crab cakes. I enjoyed how well the seasoning and onions were minced together to create perfection. Sheesh. For the main one of us ordered the seafood pasta that had some nice size cuts of seafood while two of use ordered the filet red snapper with Mac and cheese. One of us ordered collard greens and the other ordered candied yams because we wanted to taste both so why not. Rounded that off with an order of plantains. I have a tendency of taking things out I don’t like or eat. Not that night. Nice size red snapper. Max and cheese was cheesy and seasoned. Enjoyed the cinnamon on the candied yams and the crust on the plantains. Of course we had to have dessert because why not. It’s been a long week and we deserved it. One of us got a chocolate cake and I got the bread pudding. I don’t eat bread pudding on a regular so I was stepping out of my comfort zone and mannnn. It ended everything perfectly. Wasn’t too sweet. Hit the spot. This was my second time here but this experience amazing. Maybe it was the company I was with or the energy of the staff. Either way I recommend.

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  32. KevinK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I heard The Robert Silverman Quartet on a Tuesday night. They seem to be there once a month or so. Every minute of that evening was thrilling. Great music, great performances from a great band - and really good food was just a added treat - never eaten there before - and cost less than I would have thought. I had serious fried chicken, mac and greens. The real deal. Wife had blackened salmon, perfect. Had a wonderful evening. Only complaint was that two hours went by so fast. This is why we live in New York City.

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  33. JohnB

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The hostess was an hour late. We sat at the bar until she arrived. The place needs an upgrade. Tables were wobbly. Drinks were good, food so-so. The ambiance was like being in a dive bar. Fix the place up.

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  34. AlidaL

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great way to spend an evening! You like R+B? You will love it here. Excellent food. The talent that shows up for open mike night is just amazing. Really friendly environment.

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  35. CITYSLICKER

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    GREAT OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH ELISABETH WITHERS and the Food portions were good.

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  36. LeslieO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sugar Bar is stupendous. My wife and I are visiting with my son and his family. We’re native New Yorkers visiting from LA. Now that we’ve experienced Sugar Bar we’ve been recommending it to all of our friends. We enjoyed Sugar Bar so much. We’re having dinner there again. We’re going this evening. Friday night December 15th.

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  37. JasonC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a great place, but they shouldn’t try to force you to leave your coat at the front and then charge you to pick it up.

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  38. JanetW

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have eaten at Sugar Bar on many occasions but was very disappointed with the way the hostess treated us. We had a long wait to be seated and the food was over cooked.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the vibe!! The food was on point! Can’t wait to go back

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  40. ChristopherA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sugar Bar did not disappoint! The food, drinks, and our server, Ramon, were on point. Although the restaurant was full, you didn’t feel squished. Our waiter was personable and attentive. He really sings well also. His happy birthday rendition was amazing. The music provided by a DJ added to our experience. He played old school R&B. I ate the sea bass with spinach and plantains. Nothing was left on my plate. My friends had lamb chops and the seafood pasta. They were members of the clean plate club as well. I can’t wait to visit NYC again and the Sugar Bar will definitely be on my “to do” list.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sugar Bar using the Order Online button. Sugar Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sugar Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 579-0222.

Sugar Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sugar Bar

254 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway and West End
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 3:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Latin / Spanish, Soul food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is Street or a Private Lot for parking.
  • Public transit
    1,2,3 to 72nd Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ruben Dominguez
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment and open mic night every Thursday evening. A cover charge applies during show hours. The cover charge is usually $10 but may be more depending on the entertainment of the evening. Please call us or check our calendar page on our website for specifics.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 579-0222
  • Catering
    Sugar Bar is ready to cater your next corporate or family occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    Sugar Bar would love to host your next private function. Please email steve@sugarbarnyc.com for any inquiries.
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