Celebrate A Full Reopening 6/15

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Eureka Springs’ two landmark historic hotels, the 1886 Crescent and the 1905 Basin Park, will be reopening to full service on Monday, June 15.  This comes on the heels of several successful “weekend only” careful openings at both properties.  Both properties will continue to strictly adhere to health safe protocols as set down by Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) during this reopening phase.

“Our guests are ready to come back to the places that have provided such wonderful lifetime memories and fun throughout the years.  Eureka Springs and our two hotels are such places.” said Jack Moyer, general manager and executive vice-president for both properties.  “This includes all of our services at both the Crescent and the Basin Park to our guests, patrons and friends.”

Welcome Back Room Rates

Returning and opening to full capacity in Arkansas’ mountaintop spa resort, the Crescent Hotel, will be nightly lodging, SkyBar Gourmet Pizza and scenic overlook dining, New Moon Spa & Salon, a full-slate of daily resort activities, and the ever-popular Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours.  The planning for weddings at the Crescent’s numerous venues has also been opened for gatherings up to 50 total attendees.

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Downtown Eureka Springs’ centerpiece, the Basin Park Hotel, will also be swinging its doors fully on June 15 offering guests an even more enjoyable experiential visit than in years past.  This follows the recent redevelopment of this seven-story epicenter in the heart of the entertainment district.

“Key to our redevelopment were such projects as upgrading our nightly lodging with the addition of two-bedroom suites,” Moyer noted.  “These suites offer not only a bedroom on either side but an expanded common area and the inclusion of a soaking tub and walk-in shower. The Basin Park Hotel now has 26 suites with tubs.”

Spa1905 Spa Deck

Moyer went on to explain another project was the continued expansion of Spa1905.  Added were highly comfortable and sharply designed spa suites for guests who want to immerse themselves into the spa experience.  Guests who stay in a spa suite enjoy added service and amenities, exclusive hot tub access and are just footsteps away from the plethora of services and treatments that Spa1905 offers.  Located just outside the spa on the same floor is the magnificent new outdoor gathering space, set aside a limestone bluff.  This space includes an outdoor hot tub, fire pit and patio furnishings with only the sky overhead.

Jack Rabbett's Whisky Bar

A totally new addition to Eureka Springs’ downtown scene is Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar offering the casual atmosphere of a living room featuring plush, comfortable seating, a fireplace, pool tables, and walls of big screen televisions.  This downtown getaway is located just down the hallway from the highly popular Balcony Restaurant & Bar, also being fully reintroduced, with its alfresco seating that overlooks downtown on one side and Basin Spring Park on the other.

“We have also placed a resort host, seated in the lobby, to guide guests to everything fun and exciting to see and do in Eureka Springs plus introducing hotel guests to the well-developed list of daily programming,” said Moyer, “which includes such activities as whisky tastings in Jack Rabbett’s, theater-style showing of movies, and a morning stretch on the roof.  Not many hotels around the country allow guests to welcome the day from their rooftop.”

Basin Park Hotel Ghost Tour

The paranormal aspect of the Basin Park Hotel has not been overlooked.  In development and soon to be offered, both hotel guests and visitors to Eureka Springs will be treated to not only hearing tales that occurred inside the limestone and pink dolomite walls of this historic structure but they will also be able to partake in a unique investigation from the roof to the depths of the hidden cave.  Ticketing for this adventure is available through ReserveEureka.com.

“Safety and compliant protocols will continue as suggested by the AHD when we fully open for business as usual beginning by this mid-June date,” concluded Moyer.  “We join our local hospitality partners as Eureka Springs returns for the full enjoyment of guests and visitors on June 15.  It will be the experience you remember.”

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Numerous attractions will be open by this time.  Attractions that include the Great Passion Play, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs Brewery, Escape Room 13, Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway, Float Eureka, Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Turtle Back Ridge Family Fun Park, Cosmic Cavern, Onyx Cave, Quigley’s Castle, Promised Land Zoo, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, and Eureka Springs Tram Tours.  This is in addition to Eureka Springs’ host of outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, water sports on this Ozark village’s two lakes and three rivers, and/or just sitting in the city’s numerous parks just living in the moment and people watching, a favorite pastime of visitors and residents alike.

Special events will be returning to Eureka Springs as well.  A full calendar of these special day activities can be found at EurekaSpringsOnline.com.

 

Mother’s Day Gift!

Mother's Day Crescent Hotel

The Crescent Hotel is offering Mother’s Day Celebration Baskets for purchase with a spa gift included! Available for pickup on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10th between Noon and 5PM. A pickup time will be selected when the order is placed. Each serves approximately 4-5 people. Place Orders by 8PM on May 7th –  Call 479-363-6309

Celebration Meal Basket Options:
#1 Honey Glazed Ham Dinner

Scalloped Potatoes, Field Green Salad, with your choice of Dressing, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Carrot Cake. $85

 #2 Roasted Pork Loin Dinner with Apple Cider Demi Glace Scalloped Potatoes, Field Green Salad, with your choice of Dressing, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Carrot Cake $85

#3 Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Glaze Dinner  Wild Rice, Field Green Salad with your choice of Dressing, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Carrot Cake $100

Please select a Celebration Basket and Call 479-363-6309 to place order

To top it off, order a New Moon Spa Gift Card to go along with your Mother’s Day Basket!

Call the New Moon Spa to purchase 479-253-2879

*If you ordered a meal please mention your order to the New Moon Spa when ordering your gift card so it can be included in the Food Basket. Gift Cards will be processed Mon – Fri.

 

Easter Crescent Hotel

We know you can’t join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt BUT we have something for you!
We have an Easter Dinner Carry Out package that is easy to order and pick up. All dinners will come with Easter Eggs for you to enjoy your own Easter Egg Hunt at home. 🐰
 
Easter Dinner Basket Orders need to be placed by 8pm this Thursday 4/9. Call 479-363-6309 to place order.
Baskets will be available for pickup on Easter Sunday between Noon and 5pm. A pickup time will be selected when the order is placed.Each serves approximately 4-5 people.
 
Easter Dinner Options:
 
#1 Honey Glazed Ham Dinner
Scalloped Potatoes
Field Green Salad With your choice of Dressing
Green Beans
Dinner Rolls with Butter
Carrot Cake
$85
 
 
#2 Roasted Pork Loin with Apple Cider Demi Glace Dinner
Scalloped Potatoes
Field Green Salad With your choice of Dressing
Green Beans
Dinner Rolls with Butter
Carrot Cake
$85
 
#3 Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Glaze Dinner
Wild Rice
Field Green Salad With your choice of Dressing
Green Beans
Dinner Rolls with Butter
Carrot Cake
$100

Update on Hotel Actions on COVID 19

4/1/20

To Our Valued Guests:

I am writing on behalf of the entire Crescent Hotel family to assure you that the health and safety of our team members, guests and community remains our top priority.  As the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is having a major impact in the United States, our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the virus.  Because this is a rapidly-evolving situation, we feel it is important to reach out to you about the steps we are taking across our property to help keep you, our team members and our community safe and healthy.

For Your Protection and in compliance with the Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson the hotel has taken the following precautions to lessen risks.

Steps include but are not limited to:

o    Increased cleaning of the public areas, hard surfaces and bathrooms

o   Guest Rooms are OPEN with modification

  • Check-in is through a Remote Station
  • Elevator usage is restricted to single party and like travel groups
  • Post Departure – guest rooms are placed OOO for a 24 hr period
  • Stay over service to the guest room has been temporarily suspended
  • Linen change is available upon request

o    CH Breakfast will be open from 8 – 11 am for Room Service or To Go

o    Non-Guests have been restricted from entering the hotel

o    SkyBar Gourmet Pizza is available for ToGo or Delivery from 12-8

o    Resort Activities have been modified to open-air self guided adventures.  No Resort Fee is charged

o    The New Moon Spa is available by phone however closed until May 1st.

o    While no Ghost Tours are available, Room 3500 has been reserved for guest viewing and the morgue will be open between 9 – 10 pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

o    To stay updated on changes to hours of operation please visit Crescentresortpass.com

We will continue to implement preventive measures in line with the recommendations of the CDC, other health agencies or as directed by the Office of the Governor.

With that said, there is an active Travel Advisory for travelers from New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, Louisiana and all International Destinations.  We will be unable to accommodate visitors from these locations.  (See the Travel Advisory) Furthermore, should you have personal concerns related to your health or travel that might warrant a modification to your travel plans there will be no cost to cancel or change your reservation or ticket.  If you secured your reservation through a third party (Expedia, Booking.com, etc) you will need to cancel through that booking agent.

We value each guest that honors us with a visit to our destination, and we look forward to serving your upon your next visit to Eureka Springs and our properties.

Cordially,

Jack Moyer

Executive Vice President

 

SHRED Eureka Springs

Announcing “SHRED Eureka Springs”:  A Spring Food, Wine & Adventure Festival

(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) – Shred is not only a way to mountain bike but also an attitude of appreciating the good things in life.  This spring, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and its partners present “SHRED Eureka Springs”, a nine-day festival, March 27 thru April 4, in this exciting Arkansas Ozark village with SHRED being an acronym for SIP HIKE RIDE EAT DANCE.Dance Party Eureka Springs

It all gets underway Friday evening of weekend one with The Mighty Pines jamming at the Kickoff DANCE Party in Basin Spring Park located in the center of Eureka Springs Entertainment District.  This party, benefiting the Buffalo River conservation efforts, will feature the music of the Ozark Mountain Music Festival (OzMoMu) and will run from 6 o’clock until 8.  Also happening that evening, just steps from the park, is the performance of noted Southern Rock singer/songwriter Charlie Daniels in The Aud, the historic municipal auditorium.

Sip Eureka Springs

This first weekend continues on Saturday with a SIP: a welcoming wine tasting produced in concert with the Basin Park Hotel’s “Chef’s Table”.  This event features an opportunity to enjoy up to 30 wines expertly selected by Central Distributors, and Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits.  The award-winning wines of the Ozark area will be presented by Keels Creek Winery and Post Familie Winery.  Each table will be staffed with an expert to share the wine. The music of Eureka Swings will accompany the event. SIP also offers a VIP option with a unique opportunity to enjoy an exclusive tasting from the Roenigk Wine Cellar Reserves.

Chef Showcase

That next day, Sunday SHRED activities move to the Crescent Hotel.  The East Lawn will be the site for an EAT event: the Sunday Chef Showcase Brunch featuring al fresco seating in the manicured garden of this historic mountaintop spa resort.  Five guest chefs will present a tasty brunch. Also included is a Bloody Mary bar featuring locally sourced Bloody Mary Mundi Sauce ensuring a zesty flavoring for this popular brunch beverage.   Music of the Honey Collective will fill the air.  The brunch will be available for $29.95 with discounts available for overnight guests.

Hike Eureka Springs

SHRED activities through the week will involve hiking, biking and community.  The mornings of Monday through Thursday get underway at the downtown Eureka Springs Coffee House with a Wake-up/Meet-up event scheduled daily at 9 a.m.  During the day, each day has a community event that begins at 10 a.m. and guided by either CC Riders or Outdoor Adventures for Women.  Each event is just a little bit different from the rest, but each is a whole lot exciting.  Monday features a guided mountain biking RIDE at Lake Leatherwood City Park and an evening gathering at the Eureka Springs Brewery for a SIP of local craft beers.  Tuesday at 10 a.m. attendees will meet up at the coffeehouse to HIKE to and around Black Bass Lake gathering afterwards to hatchet throw at the Crescent’s Frisco Sporting Club and meet up for tap takeover that night in the SkyBar Gourmet Pizza.  Wednesday sees another RIDE event as attendees traverse over the variety of Great Passion Play mountain biking trails.  Later, SIP takes the spotlight at the scheduled community meet up at Brews.  Thursday is a big day for HIKE: an exploration to the Buffalo River National Park Region and Sweden Creek Falls, one of Arkansas’ tallest waterfalls.   Later that day, attendees will enjoy some live music and a whisky SIP in Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar.Center Street Party

SHRED’s second weekend sees the RIDE ramp up.  On Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. is the Center Street Bike Party. Guests can roam up and down Eureka Springs’ Entertainment District between Jack Rabbett’s and Chelsea’s Corner Bar. Center Street will be closed for Lone Star Action Sports who, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., will stage a jaw-dropping, free to the public, stunt performance featuring trick mountain bikers and extreme skateboarders.   The street party continues with live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will come from the Food Truck Festival at the corner of Center and East Mountain streets.  The street party leaves time that evening for those wanting to attend the performance of Grammy Award-winning rock band America in The Aud.  Saturday is SHRED’s RIDE pièce de résistance.  Mountain bikers will enjoy free shuttles at Eureka Springs Mountain as you shred the downhill.  The new Lake Leatherwood Downhill, designed by Rock Solid, has already gained national notoriety as a signature piece of the Oz Trails System.

Those who will be experiencing the “SHRED Eureka Springs” festival form a new community of friends: those who love the outdoors and all the activities of Eureka Springs region.  As a welcome and as a thank you, festival attendees in this inaugural year are being offered a “Community of Friends” special lodging promotional rate.  Both, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel are featuring a promotional rate of $55 per night any day Sunday through Thursday during festival week. Book Now.

 For details on “SHRED Eureka Springs”  go to https://shredeurekasprings.com. Tickets for SIP (Wine Tasting), DANCE (Opening Night Party), EAT (Chef Showcase) or Room Discounts are now available online.

Easy way to become the “Cool Mom” this Spring Break

spring break eureka springs

This goes out to all mothers of kids who will soon be Spring Breaking: this year win the title of “Cool Mom”.  How?  Bring those children to Eureka Springs’ premier resort hotel: the 1886 Crescent Hotel & SpaHere are some reasons why:

  • Ghost Tours– Kids love paranormal stuff.  That’s why television shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures have such a high rating with school aged children.  (FACTOID: both of the aforementioned tv programs have produced and aired highly-popular episodes on the Crescent and its “guests who check out but never leave”!)  The Crescent offers nightly ghost tours.  Each tour has a small, maximum number of patrons thereby allowing patrons to have a more intimate exposure/relationship with the knowledgeable tour guides.  Patrons get a chance to “meet” such notable hotel spirits as Michael (Room 218), Theodora (Room 419), the lady in the Victorian nightgown (Room 3500), and Norman Baker (the morgue).  By the way, the rooms mentioned get booked early and often, so if you want to overnight in one of these “active” rooms book it early.  Staying in and allowing them to explore late “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” nets an abundance of “Cool Mom” points.crescent hotel
  • Mom & Daughter Spa Visits – What a win-win situation.  Ladies love to get manicures, pedicures and other spa services and when mom and daughter do it together it vaults simple pampering into a lifetime memory.  The Crescent’s New Moon Spa & Salon loves to cater to mother and daughter duos.  They realize how special these moments can be and are attuned to maximizing this wonderful experience for both.  Reservations need to be made in advance as to fit into a well-planned Spring Break schedule.  The New Moon has recently added some high-tech workout equipment such as Peloton bikes giving moms and daughters a chance to spin together.  All of this adds up to more “Cool Mom” points.mother daughter spa
  • Family-Designed Resort Activities– Some say a resort hotel is only as good as its daily resort activities.  That is why the Crescent has become well known in the region as a truly remarkable mountaintop resort, especially for families.  Whether families opt to take a hike on urban trails, a Eureka Springs’ history walk, arts & craft classes, outdoor games, or a chance to experience Hatchet throwing in the Frisco Sporting Club, plus so much more, lifetime memories will be made here.  Each day has a fresh list of resort activities, so a multi-night stay will not get boring.  It is worth noting that if the family enjoys mountain biking, bring ‘em along.  The Crescent has a mountain biking trailhead just outside their front door and the whole community has become a mountain bike trail mecca for those who like to cruise and/or shred.  If the family enjoys kayaking or canoeing, bring ‘em along.  Minutes from the Crescent are two “big water” lakes, Beaver and Table Rock; and three remarkable rivers, White, Kings and nearby Buffalo National River. Family resort activities allow even more “Cool Mom” points to be accumulated.frisco sporting club
     

    spring break things to do

  • Great MealsMoms garner “Cool Mom” bonus points by providing fantastic meals for all family members while enjoying your Spring Break at the Crescent.  The hotel offers a one-of-a-kind daily breakfast buffet and wonderful evening meals both in its Crystal Dining Room Restaurant with selections to appeal to all.  The SkyBar Gourmet Pizza, located high up on the hotel’s fourth floor, offers award-winning pizzas, wings, burgers, salads, desserts and the most breathtaking vistas in the Ozarks while seated al fresco on their balcony.   And for those who might want to try some of the town’s wide array of epicurean delights, they are all just a short hotel shuttle van ride away… and back.  The nice thing about garnering these “Cool Mom” points is mom doesn’t have to cook or clean up the mess and everyone can wear casual clothes to any local restaurant.

So, if you add it all up, becoming a “Cool Mom” this Spring Break is simple.  Make the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and Eureka Springs your 2020 Spring Break destination.crescent hotel

 

Your Cozy Spot for a Winter Getaway…

Wintertime doesn’t have to leave you feeling cooped up, there are plenty of fun things to do to stay active during the day and be cozy at night together in the quieter season at the Crescent Hotel.Winter Eureka Springs

Your day might start out by the just the two of you enjoying morning coffee on your balcony deck, with the quiet surroundings and mountain views. Kick up your feet and take in the beauty of the Ozark Mountain hillside. Many guests choose to enjoy sitting around the hotel lobby by the fireplace with a good book to read.

new moon spa

Ready for some active adventure? Grab your camera and step out the front doors to the Crescent trailhead and explore the wooded in town trails. The quiet surroundings and hilly trails give you that exhilaration in the crisp cool winter days. Deer frequent the trails of Eureka Springs so make sure to have your camera ready and if you enjoy architecture the trails lead you right along some of Eureka Springs prominent historic homes which makes it a fun sight to see and photo op.

Afternoon Resort Activities

The Crescent Hotel offers daily resort activities from yoga, history tours, craft beer and wine tastings.   Great way to experience the hotel during your stay.  All included in your resort pass.Crescent Hotel Yoga

A little fun in Winter Wonderland

Stay active and take the best selfie in our Winter Wonderland! The Lifetime Memories skating rink is still open for the season and a great place to hangout fireside and sip on hot chocolate.  The perfect way to enjoy those chilly winter days.

Crescent Hotel Winter Skating Rink

If you worked up an appetite enjoy a menu of culinary delights from our Crystal Dining Room or head up to the SkyBar for a delicious pizza and craft beer, the view is amazing.  Seeking a little more adventure, take the Crescent Ghost Tour and dive into the unsettling years when the hotel was a cancer hospital and why there was a morgue.

Whatever you end up doing, remember winter is time to slow down, so just be together and enjoy the solitude without all the crowds at the Crescent Hotel.

 

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2019 “Christmas Forest” Winners

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The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is all about tradition.  One tradition that started in 2008 as part of the 7th Annual Christmas At The Crescent Celebration was the “growing” of the “Christmas Forest”, an effort to raise money for local and area charities.  In the past 11 years this forest has now harvested $43,483 in local area charitable contributions, that’s more than $3,900 per year.

“This town, this region, this state have provided such a wonderful environment for our hotel’s success, it is only right that we, the Crescent and Basin Park Hotels, always give something back.  It is our way of saying, ‘Thank you.’” said Jack Moyer, executive vice president and general manager of both properties.  “It was a win-win proposition.  We had our mountaintop covered in lighted Christmas trees beautifully decorated by local citizens and employees which created a magical setting through which couples and families could stroll and be immersed in the holiday spirit of decoration and giving.  And, it gave those who enjoyed the forest an opportunity to say ‘Merry Christmas’ with donations to a charity whose tree they liked the best.”

“The concept is quite simple,” Moyer explained.  “On or about Thanksgiving each year, we purchase, plus have donated, around 30 or more real evergreen trees.  The hotel places them on our property adorning each with lights.  Charities then come in, usually represented in part by one or more of our employees, and decorate their tree as festively as possible.  And what an amazing job they do each year.  The trees are absolutely gorgeous.

“We illuminate the Christmas Forest on the first Saturday night in December.  From that day thru December 31, those who come to the forest and wish to ‘vote’ for their favorite tree do so by dropping in the ‘ballot box’ one dollar for each vote they would like to cast.  On New Year’s Day, the votes are counted.  Each charity gets all of their ‘votes’ plus the Crescent kicks in cash prizes for the top three vote getters, $200, $100, and $50, respectively, and an honorable mention donation of $25 to all of the other charities.  Shortly thereafter the stripped trees are donated to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge where they become ‘cat toys’ for their big cats.”

Those charities that took top honors this year are Imagination Library in first place, Granny Fund in second place, and Eureka Springs Library in third place.

“Twenty-eight other charities received honorable mention recognition,” said Mary Howze, the hotel’s activities director.  “They include Project Self Esteem, Doggie Shop-Good Shepherd Humane Society, Heifer International, Turpentine Creek, Main Street Downtown Network, Eureka Springs Boy Scouts, Eureka Springs School of Arts, Clear Spring School, Loaves & Fishes, Preservation Society, Flint Street Food Bank, Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, People Helping People, Autism Speaks, Jeremiah House, Nature Conservancy, Eureka Springs Farmers Market, Unconditional Love Pet Rescue, Spay Arkansas, Shriner’s Hospital, Dyslexia, The Purple Flower, Pay It Forward, Children’s Advocacy Center, Women’s Foundation, I’m Dreaming of an Ornery Christmas, Cup of Love Ministry, and American Diabetes Association.”

“This was yet another record year for donations,” Moyer concluded.  “With all of the votes added to our additional cash prizes, local area charities netted a 2019 Christmas present of $5,233.  Ya see, sometimes money really does grow on trees.”

Ice Skating 2020

crescent ice skating rink

Ice Skating Returns to the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

OPENING DAY January 1, 2020

Once again this year, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa will be offering ice skating beginning January 1, 2020, 5PM-8PM.

“A little part of us had hoped for colder temperatures to help us with our rink,” stated Jack Moyer, hotel executive vice president and general manager, “but Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated.  With that said, we are well on our way and with incoming low temps we expect to open the New Year with a Skate Party.  Assuming the temps allow us to establish ‘hard ice’ we will be welcoming skaters on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the season.  ‘Eureka Springs Night’ is every Tuesday.”

Regular Season Skating hours: 

5PM-8PM

Thursday: Broom Ball @ 5PM & Free Skate @ 6:30PM

Friday: Weekend Kickoff Party & Learn To Skate

Saturday: Winter Wonderland Party

Sunday: Open Skate

Skating admission is $5 for adults.  Children five and under skate free when accompanied by an adult.  Skates are available for rent in a good variety of sizes

A new addition this year are the curling lanes.  “I am sure you have seen this strange but fun event during the winter Olympics,” Moyer noted, “and now you can try your hand at this ‘shuffleboard on ice’.”

Since all skate days are dependent on the weather conditions, those interested in visiting the Crescent Hotel for ice skating are encouraged to check rink status -open or closed- at crescenthotel.com.  The hotel is located at 75 Prospect Avenue on Eureka Springs’ Upper Historic Loop.

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