Friday Night Concert Series 2021

Friday Night Concert Series 2021

Grab a mask and join the fun in historic downtown Venice for the return of the Friday Night Concert Series at the gazebo in Centennial Park! This event is hosted by Venice MainStreet.

Friday Night Concerts in Centennial Park are free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is required and parties are limited to a maximum of 6 people per designated space. No exceptions. The ticket link is announced on the Venice MainStreet Facebook Event page a few weeks prior to the event and is also available as a link on our website homepage visitvenicefl.org. PLEASE NOTE: Seats are limited and registration fills up quickly. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs and blankets. No alcohol is permitted in City of Venice parks.

Venice MainStreet has worked diligently with the City of Venice for the return of the concert series to downtown and will follow CDC guidelines for safety during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees are REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK during the entire concert. Venice Police Department officers will be monitoring the event for compliance with the requirements for masks and distancing. Boundaries will be in place for the ticketed concert area. Everyone is asked to remain in the socially distant, designated safety zones assigned to each group.

Check back again for more bands or follow our events on Facebook CLICK HERE. The EventBrite link is posted on Facebook and this web page the week of the concert date. Please note that tickets typically sell out within a day or two.

2021 SCHEDULE
February 26 at 7pm
Swinging Bridge
SOLD OUT

February 12 at 7pm
Josh Reilly Trio
SOLD OUT

January 22 at 7pm
Patchouli and Terra Guitarra
SOLD OUT

January 8th at 7pm
The North Jetty Allstars
SOLD OUT

Downtown Sweetheart Stroll, 2/11/21

Downtown Sweetheart Stroll, 2/11/21

February 11, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm
The ultimate downtown date night! Venice MainStreet presents the Sweetheart Stroll in historic downtown Venice. Enjoy Valentine-themed merchandise, food and drink specials, live music, classic cars from the Antique Automobile Club of America Venice Region and more!

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC:

MIAMI AVENUE WEST
Harpist Natalie Wagner of Harp Soup-
Fountain Park at corner of Miami Ave W and Nokomis Ave. S, sponsored by Venice MainStreet
Matthew Mayes and Forrest Shafer-
Burgundy Square Breezeway (next to Burgundy Square Cafe and Bodrum), 225-227 Miami Ave. W

WEST VENICE AVENUE
Bain Baikley- Daiquiri Deck, 300 W Venice Ave.
Bob Delfausse & Chris Norton-
Venice Wine & Coffee Company, 201 W Venice Ave.
George Byrne-
Ciao Gelato, 317A W Venice Ave.
George DeJong- Cafe Venice, 101 W Venice Ave.
Joey O Entertainment– Gulf Shores Realty, 351 W. Venice Ave.
Swinging Bridge– Venice Avenue Creamery, 249 W Venice Ave.
The Beat Goes On– Venice Olive Oil Company, 101 W. Venice Ave., Suite 5 

PARTICIPATING Venice MainStreet Partners include (but may not limited to) the following:

Miami Avenue Shops
Art Escape Gallery- 10% off anything with a heart
Crate & Marrow
Down Island Way Boutique
Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe
The Wild Thang Boutique

Miami Avenue Restaurants
Abby’s on Miami
Bodrum- free dessert with purchase of bottle of wine- MUSIC: Matthew Mayes & Forrest Shafer
Burgundy Square Cafe- MUSIC: Matthew Mayes & Forrest Shafer
Cafe Longet

Tampa Avenue Shops
Door Belle Dinners
Tri-Healthy CBD- Survive Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes available

West Venice Avenue Shops & Services
Aqua Silks Studio- 50 free dyed wood hearts give-away to first 50 customers
Celebration Corner
Coldwell Banker Realty
Dana Tyler
Florida Olive Oil Co.
Gulf Shores Realty- Offering champagne and York Peppermint Patties; MUSIC: Joey O Entertainment 
Island Gift Nook
Island Life Hammocks
Laurie Jean & Co.
Lisa’s Classic Rose
Luxurious Interiors
Nana’s A Childrens Shop
Patchington- Additional 10% off during the Stroll
Shirt Stop
southeast salt- 20% off regular priced apparel with pink or red in the garment
SunBug
Things I Like
Twist Boutique
Venice Olive Oil Company- MUSIC: The Beat Goes On (traditional African Rhythms)
Venice Wine and Coffee Company- MUSIC: Chris Smith

West Venice Avenue Dining & Beverages
Cafe Venice- Special Valentine’s Day Cocktail, MUSIC: George DeJong
Ciao Gelato- Specialty flavors Strawberry Stracciatella, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, and Red Velvet Oreo Cookies- MUSIC: George Byrne
Daquiri Deck- MUSIC: Bain Baikley
Devine’s Wine Bar- Sparkling wines at half price special ($4.50): Sweet sparkling moscato, semi dry Prosecco, and dry sparkling rose.
Made In Italy
Ristorante San Marco
TJ Carney’s
Trattoria Da Mino
Venice Avenue Creamery- MUSIC: Swinging Bridge
Venice Wine and Coffee Company- MUSIC: Bob Delfausse & Chris Norton

Small Business Saturday, November 28

Small Business Saturday, November 28

Small Business Saturday® continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere. Please support local, small businesses in downtown Venice on Saturday, November 28th this year. For a directory of shops, click HERE.

History of American Express Small Business Saturday
American Express cares deeply about thriving communities and believes small businesses are at the core of every successful neighborhood. That’s why — in the midst of the recession in 2010 — they created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

The first Small Business Saturday was a success. One year later, as the Shop Small Movement gained momentum, local officials across the nation took notice and moved to promote the day. In 2011, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of the day, and officials in all 50 states participated. It even gets a shout-out from the President of the United States.

Christmas Walk, December 3, 2020, 5-8pm

Christmas Walk, December 3, 2020, 5-8pm

This year’s Downtown Venice Christmas Walk, a shopping promotion to support small local businesses, is December 3rd from 5pm to 8pm. Enjoy extended hours at local shops, treats, live music and the twinkle of lights on decorated trees along Miami, Tampa and West Venice avenues. Take a stroll and delight in the warm glow of decorated holiday storefront windows. Check out the award-wining storefronts that won Venice MainStreet’s decorating contest for Most Creative, Most Elegant, Most Traditional, Most Creative Use of Merchandise, Most Whimsical, and Best Use of Lights. 

LIVE MUSIC
Art Escape Gallery– Rick Chapman
Burgundy Square Café and Bodrum Restaurant (breezeway)- Kenny Moolenaar playing Christmas Steel Drums
Café Venice– Sam Domicolo
Ciao Gelato– George Byrne
Gulf Shores Realty– Joey O
Venice Avenue Creamery– Swinging Bridge
Venice Wine & Coffee Company– Mysterious Mallets (marimba and vibraphone duo)

PARTICIPATING VENICE MAINSTREET PARTNERS:

MIAMI AVE.
Art Escape Gallery- live music Rick Chapman
Bodrum Restaurant- live music Kenny Moolenaar, steel drums
Burgundy Square Cafe- live music Kenny Moolenaar, steel drums
Crate & Marrow
Down Island Way Boutique
DP Fitness & Wellness
Fifi’s of Venice
Gulf Soles
Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe
The Wild Thang Boutique

TAMPA AVE.
Door Belle Dinners
Tri-Healthy CBD

WEST VENICE AVE.
Bonnell’s Boutique & Winery
Cafe Venice- live music Sam Domicolo
Captain’s Landing
Celebration Corner
Ciao Gelato- live music George Byrne
Coldwell Banker Realty
DanaTyler
Deborah and Dick Miller Team, RE/MAX Platinum Realty
Deborah’s Quilt Basket (also drop off location for Toys for Tots until Dec. 14th)
Dick’s Shoes of Venice
Eyes On You
Florida Olive Oil Company
Gulf Shores Realty- live music Joey O
Island Gift Nook
Kilwins
Krystyna’s Designs
Laurie Jean and Co.
Lisa’s Classic Rose
Luxurious Interiors
Nana’s A Children’s Shop
Patchington
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Rose & Leo
Shirt Stop
Smoky Mountain Handmade Candles
southeast salt
St. Marco Boutique
SunBug
Tangi & Jess
The Boutique By The Beach
Things I Like
Twist Boutique
Venice Avenue Creamery- live music Swinging Bridge
Venice In Vogue
Venice Olive Oil Company
Venice Wine and Coffee Company- live music Mysterious Mallets
Waves of Light Mystical Boutique

Chocolate Walk Downtown, Nov 19, 5-8PM

Chocolate Walk Downtown, Nov 19, 5-8PM

Grab a mask and join the fun in historic downtown Venice on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. for the first ever Chocolate Walk! Chocolate bliss awaits you at more than 25 locations. Hosted by Venice MainStreet, its business partners, stores and restaurants invite you to participate in a chocolate themed evening. Tour the downtown for mouth-watering chocolate treats, drinks, chocolate themed items, ice cream and more!

Come down and show your support for local businesses by shopping for the holidays, buying gift cards, and dining al fresco. Just some of the fun and tasty adventures to be found on Miami Avenue include Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe for chocolate tea. Help us welcome our new MainStreet partner Tri-Healthy on Tampa Ave. for some CBD chocolate, on Venice Ave. Café Venice will have its famous chocolate Oreo martini for $10, and The Boutique by the Beach will help you indulge with a chocolate fountain. Enjoy a safe and festive evening with friends and family in downtown Venice.

The Chocolate Walk will take place on Tampa, Venice and Miami Avenues downtown. It is free and open to the public. Please respect social distancing and don’t forget to wash your hands.

LIVE MUSIC
Ciao Gelato- George Byrne
TJ Carney’s-
Ken McBride
Venice Olive Oil Company-
The Beat Goes On (percussion ensemble)

Participating Venice MainStreet Partners include:
MIAMI AVENUE WEST:
Art Escape Gallery
206 Miami Ave.

Crate & Marrow
235 W. Miami Ave.

Down Island Way Boutique
225 W. Miami Ave. #2

DP Fitness and Wellness
210 W. Miami Ave.

Gulf Soles
209 W. Miami Ave.

Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe
208 W. Miami Ave.

The Wild Thang Boutique
201 W. Miami Ave.

TAMPA AVENUE:
Tri-Healthy CBD
248 Tampa Ave. W (Historic San Marco/KMI building)

WEST VENICE AVENUE:
Bonnell’s Boutique and Winery
101 W. Venice Ave. #3

Cafe Venice- live music with George DeJong
101 W. Venice Ave. #2

Ciao Gelato- live music with George Byrne
317A W. Venice Ave.

Coldwell Banker Realty
331 W. Venice Ave.

Daiquiri Deck
300 W. Venice Ave.

DanaTyler
233 W. Venice Ave.

Eyes on You
140 W. Venice Ave.

Florida Olive Oil Company
307 W. Venice Ave.

Gulf Shores Realty
351 W. Venice Ave.

Island Gift Nook
227 W. Venice Ave.

Luxurious Interiors
205 W Venice Ave.

Made In Italy
117 W. Venice Ave.

Nana’s A Children’s Shop
223 W. Venice Ave.

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
215 West Venice Ave.

Rose & Leo
310 W. Venice Ave.

Shirt Stop
247 W. Venice Ave.

SunBug
141 W. Venice Ave.

Tangi & Jess
310 W. Venice Ave.

The Boutique by the Beach
237 W. Venice Ave.

Things I Like
307 W. Venice Ave.

TJ Carney’s- live music with Ken McBride
231 W Venice Ave

Twist Boutique
137 W. Venice Ave.

Venice Avenue Creamery
249 W. Venice Ave.

Venice in Vogue
310 W. Veince Ave. #102

Venice Olive Oil Company- live music with The Beat Goes On
101 W. Venice Ave. #5

Venice Wine & Coffee Company
201 W Venice Ave.

Artists Sunday: Shop Art This Holiday Season

Artists Sunday: Shop Art This Holiday Season

Artists Sunday is the nationwide movement dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy. The powerful new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day of the year for artists.

Consumers are encouraged to shop with artists and purchase creative, handcrafted gifts for the holidays. Artists Sunday follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, prior to Cyber Monday. Supporters include individual artists, economic development agencies and non-profit organizations across the country. To learn more about Artists Sunday artists, partners, sponsors, or involvement in promoting commerce with artists, please visit http://ArtistsSunday.com/.

SHOP ART IN DOWNTOWN VENICE ON NOVEMBER 29

Art Escape Gallery-
Meet artists and watch live demonstrations including jewelry design, live model sketching and pastel painting at 206 Miami Ave W from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information about Art Escape Gallery visit www.artescapegallery.net.

Mary Erickson Art Studio– Artist Mary Erickson will host an Open Patio and Studio Tour, at 216 Palermo Place from Noon to 5 p.m.
New paintings from France, Maine and Florida will be on display outside on the patio, which leads into the studio. Guests can enter through the patio gates from Riviera Street. Assorted Dove chocolates and Champagne will offered. Masks, and social distancing guidelines will be adhered to. For more information about Mary visit www.maryericksonart.com.

Venice Art Center– From from 12-4pm, shop the stunning selection of original paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery, and other unique and artisan items made by our talented members. Purchase fine art in the galleries featuring local artists and the solo exhibit of Jarrett Sekosky. A piece of art can adorn your body or enhance your home and spark an intriguing conversation. You will be pleasantly surprised at how affordable these one-of-a-kind masterpieces are. Patronizing our gallery is a great way to support and encourage local artists and support the arts community. Located at 390 Nokomis Avenue S., Venice, FL 34285  www.veniceartcenter.com

Classic Evenings on the Avenues, October 8 and 22

Classic Evenings on the Avenues, October 8 and 22

Grab a mask and join the fun in historic downtown Venice on Thursday, October 22nd from 5-7pm to enjoy a classic evening on the avenues. Hosted by Venice MainStreet and its business partners, several stores will remain open for abundant shopping and restaurants for dining, while you take a stroll and listen to music and view classic cars.

This shopping promotion is in celebration of small local businesses and their contribution to the community during the global crisis. Come down and show your support for their efforts by shopping for the holidays, buying gift cards, and dining al fresco. Enjoy a little bit of the good old days in Venice with talented musicians’ tunes floating through the air. 

The Antique Automobile Club of America Venice Region chapter is showing their support for the downtown businesses by having their “Classin’ up the Joint” meet-up and parking classic cars throughout the avenues. Grab your cameras and phones and get some great pictures of beautiful cars in the most picturesque setting.

Classic Evenings on the Avenues is free and open to the public. Masks are required downtown (for specific mask ordinance info CLICK HERE). Please respect social distancing and don’t forget to wash your hands. For more information contact Venice MainStreet at 941-484-6722.

OCTOBER 22nd LIVE MUSIC ON THE AVENUES

Miami Avenue West:
Chris Smith at Down Island Way Boutique, 225 Miami Ave W.
Rick Chapman at Merchants of Venice Building, 200 Miami Ave. West (Art Escape Gallery and Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe)

West Venice Avenue:
Bain Beakley
at Daquiri Deck, 300 W Venice Ave.
Dana Lawrence
at Coldwell Banker Realty, 331 W Venice Ave.
Forrest Shafer
at Luxurious Interiors, 205 W Venice Ave.
George Byrne
at Ciao Gelato, 317A W Venice Ave.
George DeJong
at Gulf Shores Realty, 351 W. Venice Ave.
Greg Coolidge
at Venice Island Gallery, 100-A W Venice Ave.
Sam Domicola at Cafe Venice, 101 W Venice Ave.
Skylark
at Made in Italy, 117 W Venice Ave.
Swinging Bridge at Venice Avenue Creamery,  249 W Venice Ave.
Ken McBride Himself at TJ Carney’s, 231 W Venice Ave.

EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS FROM 5-7PM AT VENICE MAINSTREET PARTNERS:
Art Escape Gallery
206 Miami Ave. W
941-303-6692

Bonnell’s Boutique and Winery
101 W Venice Ave. #3
941-451-8365

Captain’s Landing
243 W Venice Ave.
941-485-2329

Crate & Marrow
235 Miami Ave. W
941-218-6770

Dana Tyler
233 W Venice Ave.
941-321-5845

Deborah’s Quilt Basket
337 W Venice Ave.
941-488-6866

Door Belle Dinners
113 Tampa Ave. West
941-480-1606

Down Island Way Boutique
225 Miami Ave. W #2
941-451-9668

DP Fitness and Wellness
210 Miami Ave. W
813-731-8767

Florida Olive Oil Company
307 W Venice Ave.
941-483-1865

Gulf Shores Realty
**New location!**
351 W. Venice Ave.
Lueanne Wood: 941-483-1663

Island Gift Nook
227 W Venice Ave.
941-488-6161

Island Life Hammock Co.
329 W Venice Ave.
941-488-8727

Krystyna’s Designs
120 W Venice Ave.
941-488-7400

Laurie Jean & Co.
317B W. Venice Ave.
941-800-4828

Lisa’s Classic Rose
303B W Venice Ave.
941-488-7788

Luxurious Interiors
205 W Venice Ave.
941-485-0319

Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe
208 Miami Ave. W
941-525-8041

Nana’s A Children’s Shop
223 W Venice Ave.
941-488-4108

Patchington
136 W Venice Ave # 138
941-488-4128

Rose & Leo
310 W Venice Ave.
941-220-9415

Smoky Mountain Handmade Candles
305A W Venice Ave.
941-475-3037

southeast salt
213B W Venice Ave.
941-882-4096

SunBug
141 W Venice Ave.
941-485-7946

Tangi & Jess
310 W Venice Ave.
941-220-9415

The Boutique By the Beach
237 W Venice Ave.
941-488-3830

The Wild Thang Boutique
201 Miami Ave. West
575- 313-2582

Things I Like
307 W Venice Ave.
941-488-6266

Twist Boutique
137 W Venice Ave.
941-786-1025

Venice In Vogue
310 W Venice Ave. #102
716-410-5363

Venice Island Gallery
100A W. Venice Ave.
941-441-8797

Venice Olive Oil Company
101 W Venice Ave. #5
941-483-4200

VENICE MAINSTREET PARTNER RESTAURANTS & EATERIES IN DOWNTOWN DISTRICT:
Abby’s on Miami
220 W. Miami Ave.
941-484-5187
www.abbysonmiami.com

Bodrum Restaurant
225 Miami Avenue West, Suite 5
(941) 412-0090
bodrumfl.com

Bonnell’s Boutique and Winery
101 W Venice Ave. #3
941-451-8365
https://www.facebook.com/bonnellsboutique/

Burgundy Square Café
227 W. Miami Ave.
941-451-8261
www.burgundysquarecafe.net

Café Longet
239 Miami Avenue W
941-244-2643
www.cafelonget.com

Café Venice
116 W. Venice Ave.
941-484-1855
cafevenicerestauranrandbar.com

Cassariano
313 West Venice Avenue
941-786-1000
cassariano.com

Ciao Gelato
317A W. Venice Ave.
941-445-5840
www.facebook.com/gelatociao

Door Belle Dinners
113 W. Tampa Ave.
941-480-1606

Daiquiri Deck
300 W Venice Ave.
941- 488-0649
daiqirideck.com

Kilwins Chocolates of Venice
207 W. Venice Ave.
941-485-5900
www.kilwins.com

Made in Italy
117 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-8282
www.madeinitaly-venice.com

Ristorante San Marco
305 B W Venice Ave
www.sanmarcovenice.com

The Soda Fountain & Vinnie’s Pizzeria
349 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-7600
www.sodafountainofvenice.com

T.J. Carney’s
231 W Venice Ave.
(941) 480-9244
tjcarneys.com

Trattoria da Mino
335 W. Venice Ave.
866-863-6633
www.trattoriadamino.com

Venice Avenue Creamery
249 W. Venice Ave.
941-488-0332
www.facebook.com/veniceavenuecreamery

Venice Wine & Coffee Company
201 W. Venice Ave.
941-484-3667
www.venicewineandcoffeecompany.com

The Zebra Lounge
217 Miami Ave. W.
941-445-5236
thezebraloungefl.com

OCTOBER 8th
LIVE MUSIC ON THE AVENUES
Bain Beakley at Daquiri Deck, 300 W Venice Ave.
Dana from Kettle of Fish at the Burgundy Square Building breezeway, 225-227 Miami Ave. West
David Dewitt Duo
at Merchants of Venice Building, 200 Miami Ave. West (Art Escape Gallery and Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe)
George Byrne at Ciao Gelato, 317A W Venice Ave.
Forrest Shafer at Made in Italy, 117 W Venice Ave.
Joe Mullen and Joey Longhorn at Cafe Venice, 101 W Venice Ave.
Phoenix Rising at TJ Carney’s, 231 W Venice Ave.
Swinging Bridge Bluegrass Band at Venice Avenue Creamery, 249 West Venice Ave.

Shoptember Sidewalk Sale, Sept 4th-5th from 10am-4pm

Shoptember Sidewalk Sale, Sept 4th-5th from 10am-4pm

Ready, set, SHOPTEMBER! Don’t miss this 2 day sidewalk sale in Historic Downtown Venice and beyond on Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th from 10am to 4pm. Shop local at over 100 locations and enjoy outdoor sidewalk browsing. Come by and see what you can find! Don’t forget to grab a delicious bite at one of our local downtown restaurants too. Participating locations include but are not limited to the following:

DOWNTOWN
B & B Bootery- 311 W. Venice Ave.
Bonnell’s Boutique and Winery- 101 W. Venice Ave.
Boutique by the Beach- 
Celebration Corner- 303A W. Venice Ave.
Ciao Gelato- 317A West Venice Ave.
Coldwell Banker Realty- Venice/Englewood- 331 W Venice Ave.
Crate & Marrow- 235 W. Miami Ave.
Dana Tyler Fashion Jewelry- 233 W. Venice Ave. 
Dick’s Shoes of Venice- 251 West Venice Ave.
Down Island Way Boutique- 225 W. Miami Ave.
Eyes On You- 140 W. Venice Ave.
Fifi’s of Venice- 112 Nokomis Ave
Heitel Jewelers- 347 W. Venice Ave.
Island Gift Nook- 227 W. Venice Ave. 
Island Life Hammock Co.- 329 W. Venice Ave. 
Lisa’s Classic Rose- 303B W. Venice Ave.
Luxurious Interiors- 205 W. Venice Ave.
Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe- 208 W. Miami Ave.
Nana’s A Children’s Shop- 223 W Venice Ave.
Needlefish Yarns of Venice- 258 W. Miami Ave.
Patchington- 136 W. Venice Ave.
RE/MAX Platinum Realty- 307 W. Venice Ave.
Rose and Leo- 310 W. Venice Ave. 
Simply Venice by Laurie Jean and Co.- 317B W. Venice Ave.
southeast salt- 213 W. Venice Ave.
St. Marco Boutique- 239 W. Venice Ave. 
SunBug- 141 W. Venice Ave.
Tangi and Jess- 310 W. Venice Ave. 
Things I Like- 307 W. Venice Ave.
Twist Boutique- 137 W. Venice Ave. 
Venice In Vogue- 310 W. Venice Ave.

AND BEYOND
ReStore (Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County)- 1400 Ogden Road

Events Update for Downtown Venice

Events Update for Downtown Venice

The City of Venice’s special event permit moratorium was reinstated on July 24, 2020. According to the City of Venice, “Consistent with current CDC guidelines on large gatherings and social distancing, as a protective measure against the spread of coronavirus, the City of Venice is reinstating its moratorium on the issuance of special event permits on public property within the City. This restriction will remain in effect until further notice.” Therefore, all of Venice MainStreet’s signature downtown events requiring permits are canceled until the moratorium ends.

 

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