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Omnova gets state tax credit for new jobs at planned headquarters in Beachwood

 

By Katie Byard

Beacon Journal business writer

Published: September 30, 2013 - 11:37 PM

 

The tax credit — approved Monday by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority — would be awarded to Omnova should it add 70 new jobs in Beachwood, creating $4.725 million in new annual payroll.

 

“For the state to give money to enable a corporation to move from one city in Ohio to another is pretty disappointing ... I can understand state monies being utilized to get jobs into the state to get job expansion,” Roth said.

 

http://www.ohio.com/business/omnova-gets-state-tax-credit-for-new-jobs-at-planned-headquarters-in-beachwood-1.433203

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A few items noticed today:

    1. "Deforestation" (land clearing) near Harvard and Richmond  just west of the army building up to Eaton Drive

    2. Apparent construction between the Aloft and Richmond Rd.  Possible restaurant pad?

    3. Apartments at Commerce Park progressing.  Elevator shafts? sticking up 4-5 stories.

 

 

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That poor sad RTA bus stop "end of special service". What does that mean? And I would feel like a loser waiting for a bus there

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The Temple-Tifereth Israel holds ceremonial groundbreaking for expansion

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 8:40 am

ED WITTENBERG | STAFF REPORTER ewittenberg@cjn.org

 

As a member of The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood and Cleveland, Morton Mandel is proud to be in a position to make a major contribution to The Temple’s future.

 

“Hopefully this project will mean a lot to this congregation, to the Jewish community and to all of Cleveland, the United States, the world and Israel,” Mandel told about 160 people who attended a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the forthcoming expansion and renovation of The Temple’s Beachwood facility at 26000 Shaker Blvd.

 

“This is a Mandel family money investment, where in my view we will receive a very rich, very substantial return. Just know that all the good I hope we’re doing is a very rich reward. It really is better to give than to receive.”

 

READ MORE AT:

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/article_966df396-4ee7-11e4-897f-cf9561ec13b1.html


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Park East Drive is south of Chagrin next to I-271...

 

Developer plans $36 million luxury apartment building on Park East Drive in Beachwood

By Bob Sandrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

on June 15, 2015 at 4:58 PM

 

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- A Chicago developer wants to build a $36 million luxury apartment building on Park East Drive.

 

Covington Realty Partners would build the apartment, consisting of 210 units in four stories, on the site of the vacant Bally Total Fitness building. The total estimated cost, including land acquisition, is $39 million.

 

First, however, Covington needs the city to rezone the Park East property. The proposed rezoning is on tonight's City Council agenda.

 

MORE:

http://www.cleveland.com/beachwood/index.ssf/2015/06/developer_plans_36_million_lux.html#incart_river

 


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Hmm... add this in with the Brickman townhouses off Richmond, the new apartments at Chagrin/Green, and the new buildings going up around the mall and Beachwood might have a decent population increase for the next census :D

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Hmm... add this in with the Brickman townhouses off Richmond, the new apartments at Chagrin/Green, and the new buildings going up around the mall and Beachwood might have a decent population increase for the next census :D

I wonder how long this crap will last?

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Hmm... add this in with the Brickman townhouses off Richmond, the new apartments at Chagrin/Green, and the new buildings going up around the mall and Beachwood might have a decent population increase for the next census :D

I wonder how long this crap will last?

 

Probably at least until the next census  :-P

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Hmm... add this in with the Brickman townhouses off Richmond, the new apartments at Chagrin/Green, and the new buildings going up around the mall and Beachwood might have a decent population increase for the next census :D

I wonder how long this crap will last?

 

Probably at least until the next census  :-P

 

How unfortunate!

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Beachwood develops as high-end living alternative to downtown

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 1:13 pm | Updated: 1:15 pm, Fri Jun 26, 2015.

CARLO WOLFF | STAFF REPORTER

cwolff@cjn.org

 

The luxury apartment business is booming in Beachwood.

 

Over the past year, two major luxury apartment complexes have opened in the affluent suburb on Cleveland’s East Side and more look to be on the way.

 

First to debut full-blown was The Vue, a $40 million, 348-“apartment home” project at Green Road and Chagrin Boulevard spearheaded by J. David Heller, one of the principals in The NRP Group, a full-service developer, general contractor and property manager with five U.S. offices including one in Garfield Heights. Vue units go for $1,550 to $3,590 a month.

 

Hot on The Vue’s heels: Four Seasons 4, a $16 million, 141-unit Goldberg Cos. project that is the first addition to the Four Seasons complex on George Zeiger Drive in 26 years. Just this month, construction on the complex was completed, bringing closure to a two-year project. Phase one opened in October 2014. Monthly rental costs are $1,800 to $5,000.

 

MORE:

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/features/special_sections/beachwood-develops-as-high-end-living-alternative-to-downtown/article_021d81a4-1a87-11e5-ba19-131660753936.html


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Absurd to consider Beachwood as an interchangeable "alternative" to downtown.  These are completely different submarkets with little to no renter overlap.  I guarantee that the vast vast majority of people living in these Beachwood projects would never really consider living downtown. 

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Beachwood develops as high-end living alternative to downtown

 

 

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I'd take this article with a grain of salt. It's the Jewish News, which focuses on news that appeals to the broader Jewish community. They're profiling David Heller and David Goldberg, two prominent members of the community, and Beachwood, which is the current epicenter of the Jewish community (Federation HQ, Maltz Museum and three major temples have their annexes all within the same stretch of Shaker Blvd / South Woodland...not including any number of other agencies based in Beachwood). This is in all effect a PR bulletin, not news.

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^That being said, the Cleveland Jewish News' readership has one of the highest median incomes of any newspaper in the U.S. (according to a friend who works for one of the above-listed entities). So let's hope they begin talking about Urban Ohio, rather than Suburban Ohio... I know their Millennial targeted digests are mostly urban in scope, at this point!  :clap:

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It should be noted that downtown recently surpassed the Beachwood/East submarket as having the highest apartment rents and occupancy rate in Northeast Ohio, although both submarkets are growing in apartment inventory.


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Chicago firm introduces to Beachwood Planning Commission plans for a $36-million luxury apartment building

By Jeff Piorkowski, special to Sun News

on July 31, 2015 at 4:55 PM, updated July 31, 2015 at 4:56 PM

 

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- A Chicago-based real estate investment company is seeking to build a 206-unit luxury apartment complex geared toward housing young professionals.

 

Representatives of Covington Realty Partners spoke before the city's Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday and detailed their plans for 3600 Park East Drive, a location that is now occupied by the long vacant Bally's Fitness Center.

 

The $36-million apartments would feature amenities such as a heated pool; open courtyards; a workout gym; barbecue pit; enclosed dog park; a bicycle shop where bikes could be stored and repaired; and TV mirrors, in which bathroom mirrors would include TV screens.

 

MORE:

http://www.cleveland.com/beachwood/index.ssf/2015/07/beachwood_planning_commission_3.html


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Still haven't seen any proposed opening timing for the Beachwood Place expansion. Fall 2016?

 

Well if they're starting now, which it looks like they are, I would assume an opening by Holiday season 2016.

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Well it's taken quite some time, but this very prominent corner may finally be developed...

 

Four-story office, restaurant proposed for Chagrin Boulevard, Richmond Road in Beachwood

By Bob Sandrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

on September 25, 2015 at 4:26 PM

 

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A Beachwood developer wants to build a four-story office and upscale restaurant on the northwest corner of Chagrin Boulevard and Richmond Road.

 

Goldberg Cos. Inc. would construct the two buildings, totaling more than 84,000 square feet, on about 6 acres of undeveloped land. The office-restaurant would be part of the Signature Square campus, which now consists of two multi-tenant office buildings west of the proposed site.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/beachwood/index.ssf/2015/09/office_and_restaurant_proposed.html#incart_river_home

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Beachwood seems to be thinking about moving in the right direction

 

 

Beachwood may name neighborhoods, make main roads narrower: 7 ideas for the future

 

By Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com

Email the author

on November 24, 2015 at 8:08 PM

 

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- The city will consider establishing a town center around City Hall and the outdoor pool on Fairmount Boulevard that might include open space, a gazebo with seating for outdoor concerts and a fountain.

 

The city may also narrow Chagrin Boulevard and Richmond Road -- while not necessarily reducing the number of lanes -- to provide room for cyclists and make conditions safer for pedestrians. A citywide network of bike paths is also a possibility.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/beachwood/index.ssf/2015/11/beachwood_master_plan_1.html

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Good news there ^ I also liked hearing that a majority of Beachwood residents now want mixed use office/res developments, and the city is beginning to plan for them in Commerce Park and along Chagrin near the big Shaker Hts development.

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Beachwood Council approves preliminary plan for $20 million Cleveland Clinc rehab facility https://t.co/JPzBamLQ7g


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Omnova opens doors for more

April 16, 2016 UPDATED 21 HOURS AGO

By STAN BULLARD

 

Talk about a switch. Omnova, the global specialty chemical and materials company, is now in a contemporary corporate headquarters in Beachwood that’s a stark contrast inside and out from its former home in a multitenant office building in Fairlawn.

 

On the outside, the $13 million property is a study in white against the grass of the Chagrin Highlands Corporate Center in Beachwood. Previously, it was an occupant in a 1982-vintage multitenant building with a three-story atrium at 175 Ghent Road behind Summit Mall.

 

However, what’s inside is what counts. In the move, the publicly traded company swapped a series of highly fragmented offices for an open office environment designed for flexibility and communication.

 

MORE:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20160416/NEWS/160419841/omnova-opens-doors-for-more


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cleveland.com dutifully calls "The Aster", a newly opened apartment in Beachwood, "upscale" despite a downscale appearance.  What I can't believe is that the streetside sign actually says "upscale".

 

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https://www.cleveland.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/09/fa7fca0ca18627/beachwood-welcomes-new-upscale.html

 

Also, Park East doesn’t really seem like the most appealing place to live...next to a car dealership, graveyard, and a bunch of mid range hotels and businesses surrounded by parking lots. For 2-3k a month in a commercial suburban wasteland who is their target audience? I guess being close to PF Chang’s is an amenity.

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On 9/18/2018 at 11:09 AM, Dougal said:

cleveland.com dutifully calls "The Aster", a newly opened apartment in Beachwood, "upscale" despite a downscale appearance.  What I can't believe is that the streetside sign actually says "upscale".

 

You know a place is classy if it says so on their sign!

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23 hours ago, Terdolph said:

This is puzzling to me too.  Why isn't Shaker Square a more attractive alternative?  Are things that bad in the SQ neighbourhood?

 

I agree, the location doesn't appeal to me... but it is close to a lot of employers and the freeway. One of the main things I hear west siders complain about on the east side is the lack of freeways! Plus there isn't a lot of land left to develop in Beachwood, so the developers are likely getting in where they fit in. On top of all that, this is a rehab, so obviously they're stuck with the location.

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Beachwood Place owners propose covered walkway connecting mall to LaPlace, green space

https://www.cleveland.com/community/2019/08/beachwood-place-owners-propose-covered-walkway-connecting-mall-to-laplace-green-space-more.html

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cuyahoga-county/new-plans-for-beachwood-place-mall-include-outdoor-theater-food-trucks/95-eb5fd2f9-8f08-4456-b5e6-1cfe127148f2

 

This investment may not seem to substantial (its a "covered" walkway and grass surrounded by a parking lot) but it is definitely a step in the right direction for Beachwood/La Place. Its a good sign that one of the last shopping malls from its era in the region is branching out with an active/outdoor gathering space reminiscent of nearby lifestyle centers (Van Aken District, Pinecrest, Legacy).  A more important outcome though is a stronger link to La Place as the two shooing centers have a more impressive commercial portfolio as a single entity. This pathway/park lines up with the location of the proposed parking lot facing retail expansion first outlined in 2013 (see the grass lots adjacent to the mall in the first image).

 

The pathway/park will hopefully be a sign of further investment into a more mixed-use Beachwood under the management of Brookfield Properties. The plans may include more retail space despite regional over-saturation as according to Crain's the mall is 99% leased, not including the two empty parking lot facing restaurant spaces between Dillard's and Sacks. Additional retail space beyond the proposed 2013 expansion could potentially surround the pathway/park and extend towards La Place, creating a more welcoming pedestrian experience. Speculatively, higher end apartments would fit well into Beachwood Place as the suburb has recently seen the completion of luxury apartment complexes "The Vue" and "The Aster." (see Belle Oaks apartment heavy mixed use development at Richmond Town Square) An entertainment venue, as suggested by posters in the Cleveland Retail Thread, would also improve the malls capability to compete with newer developments. 

 

Normally I'm not too excited for suburban lifestyle center developments in cities like Beachwood, however the prospect of bolstering a 40+ year old development and important regional asset is enticing. In Northeast Ohio, and other older metropolitan areas,  we need to maintain the existing assets we have while simultaneously building stronger connections between them. In the long term, Beachwood Place will be a prime candidate for the "Retrofitting of Suburbia" that will be necessary for the nearly built out Cuyahoga County to achieve greater sustainability and potentially reverse declining population. 

 

TL;DR - Beachwood owners proposal of greenspace / covered pedestrian connection to La Place may point towards future mixed use plans for mall. Mixed uses and lifestyle center mimicry will be necessary to ensure malls long term sustainability in retail saturated region. 

 

 

 

 

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I would be more impressed if the owner  would actually spend some real money and develop a true connection that would not require a pedestrian to navigate at one point what can be a busy inner roadway and then have to walk across the La Place parking lot (at a point where there is usually much traffic heading towards the Richmond exit) to get into the building.

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Has Beachwood Place really reached the "troubled" level, as that second article implies. The drug dealing, violence and  tensions are depressing, but I feel they're still somewhat spread out and infrequent. Maybe "limited decline" is a better description. 

 

As for the plan, hey, anything to connect La Palace to Beachwood Place is good news. When my dad walks from Nervous Dog to the mall, it's like walking on the moon. 

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Why does Beachwood Place not create structured parking, and try to redevelop their expansive lot into a mixed-use development? Indoor malls have lost the race to places like Legacy, Crocker, etc. If they developed the perimeter of the mall, and put a genuine effort into reconfiguring the space/creating an indoor-outdoor presence with the existing space,, adding green space, etc. they could have a great development. Apartments, offices, etc. It would be really going down Richmond, and Cedar and seeing a nice development abutting the street. Their land, and the well traveled corridors are huge assets. It could be an amazing development.

 

**ignore the quality of this quick and dirty rendering lol

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Mov2Ohio said:

The cedar side would probably work. I think they are barred via zoning from building anything along Richmond. 

 

That's OK. The Richmond side would make a good location for a station at the newly extended end of the Blue Line. 😉 

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On 8/25/2019 at 12:01 PM, Terdolph said:

This is puzzling to me too.  Why isn't Shaker Square a more attractive alternative?  Are things that bad in the SQ neighbourhood?

 

Not so much, though it has its moments.

 

The difference is the priority each local government places, or is perceived to place, on the quality of life issues the key demographics consider important.

 

Merle Gordon spent many years personifying Mike Trivisonno's claim that voters don't care very much about petty government corruption if the people involved are competent.   He finally lost because of traffic congestion.

 

SQ gets an occasional infestation of scofflaw dirt bikes and ATVs.  Imagine that in and around Beachwood Place.    Gary Haba would have a free hand and would treat it like a full blown riot.

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54 minutes ago, Mov2Ohio said:

The cedar side would probably work. I think they are barred via zoning from building anything along Richmond. 

Well, that can probably be resolved with a good proposal. Zoning amendments exist. They've done cluster housing across the street. The could probably do cluster housing, and small format buildings along Richmond-one or two story retail, whatever. Along George Zeiger they could do larger apartment complexes, similar in scale to those across the street, with some mixed-use features on the first couple levels. I'm sure the city of Beachwood would be open to a proposal to create an indoor-outdoor, mixed-use shopping center. Beachwood doesn't need to have a dying/dead mall. Pinecrest is already "stealing" stores from them. I know someone who manages a store in Beachwood, and they're looking into moving-especially if another store leaves. Adding some green space is putting a bandaid on a broken water main.

 

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That's OK. The Richmond side would make a good location for a station at the newly extended end of the Blue Line. 😉 

 

In a dream world.

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1 minute ago, imjustinjk said:

In a dream world.

 

Where real stuff is born. 🙂

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Its fully a zoning issue as to why there isn't currently mixed use. The mall owners want the whole property rezoned mixed use, and I want to say the city was receptive to it and even supportive. I can't remember all of the details, but there was a news blurb about it within the last year that it would need to go back to the voters, which worries them after all of the drama that surrounded the last expansion plans which only partially materialized. I think we would first see some residential or office over retail/restaurants on that section they cleared out between Zara and Nordstrom. 

 

Also, comparing Google maps globe view vs the (updated) satellite view, looks like they covered the roof in solar panels. I don't recall ever hearing about that, but that's awesome if true.

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The Beachwood planning commission can approve zoning changes that would allow further development, including taller buildings and residential, on the Beachwood Place property. The city is fully in support, some residents are skeptical but willing to listen it appears provided there is a firm plan and transparency. If there isn't such a clear plan and transparency then I can see residents fighting this and it's going to a public vote ultimately.

 

Brookfield, who owns the mall, is also redeveloping a higher-end property in a Beachwood-similar Chicago suburb. Here is a story about that that definitely has some clues as to what could happen at Beachwood Place including restaurants surrounding a lawn as is being built - as well as sentiments from a municipality that does not want to see their Neiman-Marcus anchored mall go further downhill..

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/ct-nbs-northbrook-court-redevelopment-approved-tl-0620-story.html

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1 hour ago, eyehrtfood said:

The Beachwood planning commission can approve zoning changes that would allow further development, including taller buildings and residential, on the Beachwood Place property. The city is fully in support, some residents are skeptical but willing to listen it appears provided there is a firm plan and transparency. If there isn't such a clear plan and transparency then I can see residents fighting this and it's going to a public vote ultimately.

 

Brookfield, who owns the mall, is also redeveloping a higher-end property in a Beachwood-similar Chicago suburb. Here is a story about that that definitely has some clues as to what could happen at Beachwood Place including restaurants surrounding a lawn as is being built - as well as sentiments from a municipality that does not want to see their Neiman-Marcus anchored mall go further downhill..

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/ct-nbs-northbrook-court-redevelopment-approved-tl-0620-story.html

 

Thanks! This is good to see. Really, traditional malls are dead. They have to revamp Beachwood place or it’s going to falter. It’s barely an upscale mall. Most of the stores are pretty run of the mill outside of Saks, and the boutiques in Saks (Prada, LV, Gucci, etc). If they successfully changed it to a mixed-use development versus the traditional island in a sea of parking that’d be great.

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4 hours ago, Terdolph said:

I am hoping that you know something we don't.

 

Maybe it has something to do with the new RTA GM?

 

No such luck.

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According to county records, work is about to begin on this Brickhaus townhouse development on Richmond Road with the contractors ID'd below ... https://www.brickhauspartners.com/portfolio/twenty-four-hundred/ 

 

Type: MNOC - MECHANIC'S NOTICE COMMENCEMENT

Date Recorded: 12/11/2019

 

BRICKHAUS BEACHWOOD INC

 

Parcel #:741-15-119

 

TypeLast NameFirst NameM. NameDetail

AMERICAN BUILDING PRODUCTS

CAROLL DRYWALL

CARTER JONES LUMBER COMPANY

CRYSTAL ILLUSIONS

CTL INSPECTION SERVICES

EBEL INSTALLATION

FERGUSON

GRANEX INDUSTRIES

HORTON HARPER ARCHITECTS

LUXURY HEATING COMPANY

LYKOS CONSTRUTION

MASON STRUCTURAL STEEL LLC

MASTER RENOVATIONS LLC

MATTEO GUTTER SYSTEM

MONROE PLUMBING

MPW CONSTRUCTION

NEED A DOOR AND MORE

NORTHERN FLOORING

POLARIS CIVIL ENGINEERING

PROTECT A COTE INC

RCM CONSTRUCTION LLC

SCHILL LANDSCRAPING

SIMS LOHMAN

SITEWORK DEVELOPING INC

SJ ELECTRIC

SS FABRICATING LLC

SUMMIT MILLWORK

TARHEEL CONSTRUCTION INC

THOMAS BRICK

TREE MASTER TREE CARE

ULICES CONTRERAS

WEILKER MCKEE SUPPLY

WOODMASTER CONSTRUCTION

EXTEND


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