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Commercial, Manufacturing, Distribution and Wholesale

Aqua Maker
"Making Water from Air"
2929 McKinney, Suite A
Houston, TX 77003

AquaMaker, LLC of Houston, TX, USA, is the global headquarters and distribution center of AquaMaker atmospheric water generator units. Our mission is to provide advanced products and services for all environments . from the suburbs, to the corporate office, to drought stricken nations. AquaMaker has focused on providing the market a truly functional, efficient clean water production machine. Today, we are one of the few leading global manufacturers of these products and have patents pending on our machine and processes. AquaMaker oversees the manufacturing, distribution, and service of the AM10 atmospheric water generator in North America and internationally. AquaMaker is a strong supporter of the Water Quality Association.

BC.Tex Produce
1207 Hutchins St
Houston, TX
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/bc-tex-produce-houston

In business since 1996, BC Tex Produce is a locally-owned Fruit and Vegetable wholesaler situated on Hutchins St.

Carpet Giant: Stocking Warehouse
3407 Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX

Shop Carpet Giant, Houston's Oldest & Largest Carpet Outlet! For over 32 years Carpet Giant has been at the same location selling quality floor covering to Houston and surrounding communities. Come in today and see the GIANT showroom and GIANT warehouse stocked with the latest styles and colors. See why we have been named the largest stocking STAINMASTER Carpet Retailer in SE Texas.

Calco Bean Spouts Distribution
2400 Dallas
Houston, TX

Commercial Equipment and Sales Co
1518 Paige (@ Leeland)
Houston, TX 77003

An Electrical Controls stocking distributor. Over 50 yrs of knowledge in electrical motor control supply & amp design.

Commercial Furniture Services Inc
3110 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77003

Creative Office Furniture, Inc.
812 Live Oak
Houston, TX 77003

Creative Office Furniture Inc. is family owned and operated and has been in business since 1987. C.O.F.I. is a full office furniture dealership consisting of new furniture, used furniture, and modular furniture. In addition to the sale of furniture products, we have custom carpentry, re.upholstery, and refinishing services. We also have a storage facility for your business needs. Our goal is not to be the largest dealership in the Houston metropolitan area, but rather the most customer service oriented. Yes Houston Office Furniture at it's BeSt

Freedman Foods, Inc
2901 Polk St
Houston, TX 77003

Selling high quality meats since the 1930s, Freedman has consistently delivered exceptional cuts of differing meats to its customers all over Texas, as well as Oklahoma City and Shreveport, LA. Whether it’s for fine dining, catering, or banquets, Freedman’s goal is to exceed the customer’s expectation. With facilities in each of the three major Texas markets, as well as a distribution center in the Texas Valley, Freedman is positioned to help any restaurant or hotel within Texas.

Hien Vuong Food Production
2514 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003

Houston Electric Cars
2420 Rusk, Suite A
Houston, TX 77003

Houston Electric Cars is the first, and still the only all-electric car dealer in Houston at this time (May 2009). We now sell many types of St-legal neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), including the Zenn, the Zap, the Sky, and the Benjy Electro. The NEV class car will be legal to drive on 45 mph Sts as of September 1, 2009, at a top speed of 35 mph, as SB 129 has passed the Texas legislature!

International Pictures Frames Wholesale, Inc.
Manufacturers & Distributors

3204 Polk St
Houston, TX 77003

We are manufacturers and distributors of high quality art, framing, decorative mirrors, supplies and much more. As the direct source to the trade you can be certain to receive the highest quality for the lowest wholesale prices!

JMI Custom Blinds
3719 Bell St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/jmi-custom-blinds-houston

JMI Custom Blinds is a full service window treatment company specializing in customer service and quality products. As a Hunter Douglas Priority Dealer, JMI has an extensive up to date sample selection with the best discounts available. The company offers a shop at home service which brings the samples right to you or your client’s front door, making the style and color selections a simple process.

Kitchen Depot
2118 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77003
9:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 3 pm Saturday
Closed – Sunday

For the past 20 years we have been a reliable supplier of restaurant equipment and supplies for thousands of Asian and American restaurants in Houston and other cities nationwide. Our friendly staff will assist you in exploring our ten thousand square foot showroom to find just what you need. Whether you own a major restaurant chain or if you're simply looking for utensils for your home, remember, at Kitchen Depot our mission is to help you, our customer, find the right tools to make a difference in your business.

Master Mattress Works
908 Live Oak St
Houston, TX 77003

Master Mattress Works is a mattress manufacturer and wholesale furniture distributor. It offers armoires. Beds. Dressers. Mirrors. Night stands. Chests. BED steps. Sofas. Chairs. Stools. And dining and center tables. Master Mattress Works additionally supplies table and floor lamps. Vanity mirrors. Cupboards. Desks. And single- and DOUBLE-BED mattresses. It offers products of the Ashley. Amelia. Lifestyle. Harden. LEE. Millennium. Standard and emerald brands. Master Mattress Works provides online order placement options and is located in Houston.

May Food Products Wholesale
1808 Bastrop St
Houston, TX 77003

MTF Equipment Sales
3720 Leeland
Houston, TX 77003

Founded in 1977, MTF Equipment Sales, Inc. prides itself on being backed by over 30 years of experience in the automotive equipment sales and service industry. MTF Equipment Sales, Inc. provides top-notch automotive equipment sales and factory parts, service & installation, great customer support and training . Through commitment, experience, and expertise, MTF Equipment Sales, Inc. has established decades-long relationships with many of its customers.

Oak Farms
3430 Leeland
Houston, TX 77003

For more than a century, Texans have trusted Oak Farms Dairy for natural milk they know is unmatched in freshness and flavor. We first began delivering daily dairy goodness to Lone Star families in San Antonio in 1908. Since then, we’re honored to say folks from East Texas to the Hill Country, from Dallas to Houston and from Wichita Falls to Beaumont, have made a place at the table for Oak Farms. Ever since our beginnings, Oak Farms employees have worked hard to ensure that the quality of our products is available to as many Lone Star families as possible. We sell our milk to many restaurants, hotels, hospitals and grocery store chains in order to bring to families throughout Texas the purity and freshness of Oak Farms Dairy.

Power Tool Service Co.
3718 Polk St
Houston, TX 77003

Power Tool Service is your East End industrial and construction tool supplier. We supply all types of power tools, air tools, electric tools, cordless tools and hand tools. Power Tool Service is also an authorized factory service center with an on-site repair shop to keep your tools in tip-top shape. We stock tools, accessories and parts for large construction jobs or around the house maintenance. As an East End business for over 40 years we are happy to meet your tool needs and be of service to you.

1121 Delano
Houston, TX 77003

PremierIMS is Houston’s largest full service direct marketing company with complete capabilities to coordinate every project from concept to completion - including printing, binding, database, mailing lists, mail processing, warehousing and fulfillment. We create momentum for every project because we can do it all from one location and from concept to Post Office Delivery. Two onsite post offices insure fast and accurate distribution for every PremierIMS project.

Southcoast Construction Services
2710 Polk
Houston, TX 77003

South Coast Construction Services, Inc. is a general contracting construction management firm specializing in the delivery of commercial, institutional and healthcare interior space. South Coast has developed its internal resources to exclusively service the interior business, including project management, supervision, estimating/purchasing, work order control, pricing and scheduling.

Stinger Chemicals
905 Live Oak
Houston, TX 77003

Stinger Chemical is a professional car care corporation dedicated to manufacturing complete lines of automotive detailing chemicals and protective coatings utilizing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

Suhm Spring Works, Ltd.
2710 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003

For over 120 years Suhm has focused on producing high quality products that have met and exceeded the ever growing demands of an expanding clientele, and the Suhm.net website is an extension of that same commitment to excellence. With four manufacturing locations, an integrated network, a committed investment in technology, and one of the largest inhouse inventories of raw and exotic material in the industry, Suhm is a company built to surpass expectations.

Sweeney Marble Company Inc.
2401 Polk
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/sweeney-marble-co-houston

Founded in 1962, Sweeney is involved in the fabrication of marble, granite, limestone, soapstone, and travertine slabs. Their selection is vast and beautiful, and they’re sure to have the perfect stone for any kitchen, bathroom, or patio!

Universal Plumbing Supply Co
2301 Congress St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/universal-plumbing-supply-co-houston

Universal Plumbing Supply Co. has been serving the Houston area for many years, providing all types of plumbing products, from pipes and valves to water heaters. Whether a customer has water leaks, sewer stoppages, or faucet and fixture questions, Universal Plumbing Supply has the parts and products needed to solve problems. With our extensive experience in the industry, we are experts at helping customers find what they need.

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Comfort Health Food & Herbs
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Cheri's Food Store
2421 Preston Rd
Houston, TX 77002

Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003
Monday thru Saturday 9am-8pm

Best Asian Market Houston Press given "Best of Houston Award" to KIM HUNG MARKET as "Best Asian Supermarket".

Kroger Grocery
4000 Polk
Houston, TX 770023

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Ashley Furniture Homestore
2804 Gulf Fwy.
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/universal-plumbing-supply-co-houston

At Ashley Furniture HomeStore, we make beautiful home furnishings affordable. In less than 10 years, we have become the No. 1 selling furniture brand in the world and the No. 1 retailer of furniture and bedding in the United States. Our stores are located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Japan, and we are expanding domestically and abroad every day.

Cadillac Liquor
2004 Jefferson St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/cadillac-liquor-houston

A local store with a selection of different spirits and wines, this is a quintessential neighborhood shop offering convenience for EaDo residents.

The Catholic Charismatic Center Bookstore
1949 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX 77023
713.236.9977 ext. 20

Cheri's Liquor Store
2419 Preston Ave
Houston, TX 77002

Divine Flame Candles

Divine Flame Candles offers a collection of quality candles; handmade using only the finest ingredients, and accessories. We also offer therapeutic bath salt, skin nurturing bath soaps, sachets, custom gift baskets, custom gift wrapping, Wickman Products, and more.

Dong Tin Jewelry
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77023

EaDo Custom Sofas
4900 Polk St
Houston, TX 77003

EaDo Custom Sofas is a Houston based furniture company that offers contemporary, high quality custom upholstered furniture at an affordable price. We believe that everyone deserves to have their dream sofa, chair, sectional, or upholstered bed. EaDo Custom Sofas vast array of options include customizations of style, size, fabric, cushion firmness, and much, much, more. We have over 200 designs to choose from. If we don't have a design that you like, we will work with you to create your own custom design affordably!

Finger Furniture Flagship Store
4001 Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/finger-furniture-co-houston-2

The newly renovated 600,000 square foot store, with its showroom, clearance center and warehouse facility is the largest furniture store in Texas, according to Rodney Finger, former president of Finger Furniture. Rodney has recommitted the Houston furniture store to the principles Founder Sam Finger, Sr. instilled in the Finger family over 80 years ago and passed from generation to generation. Those principles are simple: offer a huge selection of the best brand names in the industry; sell merchandise at the best possible price up-front; don’t make it hard for customers to know if they are getting the best deal; treat customers fairly; and leave the community better off than it is today.

H-Town Royal Crown Liquor Store
2402 Leeland St (@ Dowling)
Houston, TX 77003

This company is based on the belief that customers' needs are of the utmost importance. As a result, a high percentage of their business is comprised of repeat customers and referrals. H-Town Royal Crown Liquor welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Houston Electric Cars
2420 Rusk, Suite A
Houston, TX 77003

Houston Electric Cars is the first, and still the only all-electric car dealer in Houston at this time (May 2009). We now sell many types of St-legal neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), including the Zenn, the Zap, the Sky, and the Benjy Electro. The NEV class car will be legal to drive on 45 mph Sts as of September 1, 2009, at a top speed of 35 mph, as SB 129 has passed the Texas legislature!

Northwest International Corp.
2105 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003
Fax 713.224.8287

Since 1978, Northwest International has consistently delivered the highest quality furniture, equipment and art work to restaurants across the world. We offer a complete line of services including custom design and installation. Our award-winning designer, William Chang, is renowned for not only his "Five Star" dining room and kitchen designs but also his innovative solutions.

Pasadena Liquor Warehouse
2539 Preston St
Houston, TX 77003


Re|mod is a design aware, green, and local conscious company. We rediscover, reuse, and introduce. Re|mod sells vintage mid-century modern furniture and beautifully designed objects of years past catering to anyone from the passing admirer, to the veteran collector. Re|mod will also soon offer a curated collection of new objects from our regional design talent. This collective approach will provide a platform for new designers to learn and emerge from. If you are a local designer just starting out or even a seasoned design guru, we want to sell your creations, even the one-offs. Contact us to present your work for consideration. We invite and welcome the trade community as well as the general public.

The Shops at Houston Center
1200 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

The Shops at Houston Center offer a great line-up of restaurants, stores, and services, including the new Kelsey-Seybold downtown Clinic and pharmacy located on the 4th level.

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Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Americas Houston Downtown
1600 Lamar
Houston, TX 77010

Welcome to the Hilton Americas Houston hotel, the largest convention hotel in the city of Houston, Texas. At this 24-story, state-of-the-art hotel you'll find all the luxuries of home, yet all the amenities you need whether traveling for business or pleasure. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Hilton Americas Houston hotel, the city's largest hotel, offers guests the unbeatable combination of the best location in the city of Houston plus quick and easy access to most any type of entertainment imaginable.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Houston Downtown Convention Center
1810 Bell St
Houston, TX 77002

Located in beautiful downtown Houston one block from the Houston Toyota Center, Houston Rockets headquarters, and two blocks from the Houston Convention Center, Houston’s biggest convention center.

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Dining and Eateries in EaDo and surroundings

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Brothers Tacos
1604 Dowling
Houston, TX 77003
Home made Tortillas!

This East End staple has been fulfilling its customers craving for homemade tacos for years. Family owned and run, the buffet-style taco stand offers amazing tacos until the early afternoon. Ringing in at around a dollar, the huge, handmade tortillas are packed with a variety of fresh-cooked fillings and filled to the point that they almost qualify as burritos. For lunch, sample other Mexican favorites like chicken with mole. If you're not taking your tacos to go, there are a few picnic tables on the covered patio.

Cafe Shoppe
2006 Walker St
Houston, TX 77003

Hours 10:00am - 8:00pm Mon-Friday; 12:00p-8:00p Saturday
Call ahead for Carry Out
Free WiFi

Cafe TH (Thiem Hung)
2108 Pease St
Houston, TX 77003
Mon-Sat 11AM-3PM
Thu-Fri 6PM-9PM
Delicious, fresh, Vietnamese food

Thiem Hung is a warm, friendly, and affordable Asian restaurant with traditional Vietnamese home-style cooking. We are revitalizing ourselves along with the growth of Houston’s East End and everyone benefits from the positive changes! We are proud to serve you with the highest quality ingredients to make the very best appetizers, entrees, and desserts & drinks our extraordinary country has to offer. Our menu is a remarkable achievement passed through the family’s recipes from generation to generation. By blending high valued ingredients with the freshest produce, the cuisines we create are tantalizing and refreshing for the novice to the connoisseur of cultural food lovers. The diverse selection from our menu is guaranteed to please your taste buds.

Calliope’s Po-Boys
"The Famous New Orleans Style Seafood"
2130 Jefferson St
Houston, TX 77003
Fax 713.222.8444
Monday – Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dine In, Take Out, Cater, and Delivery
Kiddie Menu Available
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/calliopes-po-boy-houston

With traditional New Orleans fare (the owners are post-Katrina transplants), Calliope’s has po-boys, platters, and salads stacked with everything from soft shell crab to oysters, shrimp to catfish, fried chicken to roast beef, and ham, hamburger, and even garden-burger! Check out what Houston Press named the "#1 Place to Eat in EaDo!" Stop by 2130 Jefferson or see www.calliopespoboy.com, or call 713.222.8333 for free downtown delivery!

Champ Burger
304 Sampson St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/champ-burger-houston

In business since 1963, this local landmark burger joint is the home of the Original Texas Size Steak Sandwich and is a cult favorite for many Houstonians, old and young. Go here for delicious old-school burgers, fries, shakes, and the like!

Conscious Cafe
2612 Scott St
Houston, TX, 77004
Located just south of IH45 and McGowen St

Be sure to stop by Conscious Cafe for a healthy bite to eat or for tea and coffee that awakens your mind, body and spirit!

China Garden Restaurant
1602 Leeland St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/china-garden-houston

What originally began as a Chinese Food Products imports store in 1968 has now become a Houston tradition. After a year serving the community’s culinary needs, David and Marian Jue decided to switch gears and in 1969 they opened China Garden’s doors for the first time. After several decades of service, it is now a Houston institution!

Cork Soakers Wine Bar
2024 Rusk St
Houston, TX 77003

Wine Bar - Houston's premiere wine venue experience. Stunningly beautiful venue in natural wood colors and comfortable seating. Extensive and high quality wine selection. Beautiful private room for parties. Located directly across the St from Lucky's Pub.

Don Diego Coffee and Wine Bar
208 Travis
Houston TX 77002

Downtown coffee house offering a great variety of espresso beverages, teas, fruit smoothies, pastries, full breakfast and lunch menu. Free WiFi available.

District 7 Grill
1508 Hutchins St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/district-7-grill-houston

Forward-thinking but familiar fare fills this popular eatery on Hutchins St. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, and pastas are available in a variety of flavors, plus flatbread sandwiches and flatbread pizzas hand-made with Tandoori Naan bread, and 4 versions of their "Famous District Muffalettas." For more information, visit www.district7grill.com or stop by 1508 Hutchins during the week.

El Jardin Mexican Restaurant
7849 Harrisburg Boulevard
Houston, TX 77012

Grooves Restaurant & Bar
2300 Pierce St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/grooves-restaurant-and-lounge-houston

Transformed since its days as Clyde Drexler's barbecue joint, this upscale supper club and live music spot (also coincidentally owned by NBA players) welcomes well-heeled diners with a riot of crimson and sleek accents. Executive chef Charles Williams has created a menu of Southern steakhouse classics including crab cakes, gumbo, seafood pasta, chicken stuffed with crawfish, surf and turf, blackened salmon and fried catfish. Glossy leather recliners dominate the cigar lounge, and there is a separate bar area. www.groovesofhouston.com

The Grove Restaurant
1611 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/the-grove-houston

The Grove restaurant offers an exciting urban dining experience unlike anything else in downtown Houston. Ideally located on the South end of Houston’s new 11.8-acre urban park Discovery Green, the legendary Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group’s project offers a one-of-a-kind setting for gatherings of all sizes and types. Whether in the mood for a leisurely meal in the park, or drinks and appetizers on the second floor "Treehouse" deck, The Grove is the definitive see-and-be-seen culinary hotspot in Houston’s urban core – a mere walking distance from EaDo!

Hoang Son Sandwich Shop
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Home Plate Bar & Grill
1800 Texas Ave Suite 100
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/home-plate-bar-and-grill-houston

Situated right across from Minute Maid Park, Home Plate Bar and Grill offers a special Game Day Menu for Astros home games, in addition to special prices on food and drinks for Rockets and Texans home and away games. Open 11 am daily for lunch, dinner, and everything in between. www.homeplategrill.com

Hung Kee Restaurant
904 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Huynh Restaurant
912 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/huynh-houston#query:huynh%20restaurant

This family-run restaurant serving home-made Vietnamese food has acquired quite a following, thanks to its commitment to fresh ingredients and keen attention to detail. Highlights include fresh stir-fries, soups, pho bowls, rice plates, spring rolls, salads, and much more! The Houston Chronicle listed Huynh in its Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2009, reporting, "This is Home-style Vietnamese cooking at its best." Find out what all the fuss is about at 912 St. Emanuel from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Mon.-Sat., or visit www.huynhrestauranthouston.com.

Ink Coffee House
2212 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/ink-coffee-house-houston

INK Coffee House is a new and eclectic venue where guests can drink all the coffee they want, watch live bands every weekend, view an extensive art gallery, AND watch a movie in INK’s auditorium, which seats for up to 50 guests! http://affordablewebdesigns.net/ink/index.html

J & E Catering
2619 McKinney
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/j-and-e-catering-houston

J&E Catering has provided the very best in catering and event services for private as well as corporate clients in the Houston Area for almost 10 years. Every employee at J&E Catering is dedicated to excellence in the products served and the services provided. J&E uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients available to ensure the best quality in its products which highly represent our attention to detail and love for the services and products we offer. J&E is committed to making each event unique and the best our clients and their guests have ever attended in order to not only meet, but exceed all expectations in the market. www.jecatering.com

Kim Son Restaurant
2001 Jefferson St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/kim-son-houston-2

"Mama La" is the secret ingredient behind the Kim Son Restaurants. Born in Vietnam, Kim Su Tran La, her husband, and their seven children arrived in Houston in 1980 after fleeing from Communist rule in their homeland. Armed with only her extensive knowledge of Vietnamese cooking - she had memorized more than 250 recipes from her mother-in-law - with her family support, she opened Kim Son in 1982. Mama La's recipes have won her the following of thousands of loyal fans and the admiration of many of the country's top restaurant critics. Perennially voted "Best Vietnamese Restaurant" in Houston by the Houston Press, Kim Son has also garnered praise in such prestigious magazines as Bon Appetit, Esquire, and Food & Wine. www.kimson.com

The Lake House
1600 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77010
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/the-lake-house-waterside-cafe-houston

The Lake House is a family friendly fast casual concept located on the south shore of Kinder Lake in the heart of Houston’s new 11.8 acre urban park Discovery Green, just a short walk from EaDo! Operated by the nationally renowned Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group of Cafe Annie fame, The Lake House has captured the hearts and palates with arguably the best burgers in Houston, Kobe beef hot dogs, delectable grilled chicken, signature salads, and drinks with healthy doses of flavor, style, and all-American nostalgia since opening in April 2008. Whether you choose to sit inside the 40-seat all-glass, wood, and steel contemporary or on one of the tables dotting the lakeside deck and the shaded veranda on the south side – or better yet picnic-style in the park – The Lake House is fast-becoming one of the happiest places in Houston. www.thelakehousehouston.com

Lollicup Coffee & Tea
2117 Chenevert St
Houston, TX 77003

Mandola’s Deli
4105 Leeland
Houston, TX 77023
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/mandolas-deli-houston

Most folks who have operated in or around EaDo, the East End, and the University of Houston area for the last 3½ decades are well aware of Mandola's Deli on Leeland St and the daily deliciousness that flies from its kitchen. A neighborhood institution, Mandola's has been serving up and catering amazing Italian fare in the same tried and true manner for years, with omnipresent owner Frank Mandola at the helm, greeting customers, overseeing operations, and smiling from behind the cash register. Frank's son Joseph has now joined the family business, after graduating from the Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management at U of H, and big changes have occurred. "We are serving dinner after a 35 year drought!" Joseph exclaims with a laugh, listing additional recent improvements like a new outdoor patio, updated appetizer options, and TV's throughout the space for game watching. Perhaps the biggest difference at the new and improved Mandola's Deli is the addition of a wine and beer license, allowing it to offer guests four Saint Arnold beers on tap, a variety of bottled Texas beers, and a formidable wine list! Regulars need not fret, however—the restaurant's traditional fan favorites, like its famous lasagna and Italian po-boys, are all still safely intact on the menu. For more information visit www.mandolasdeli.com.

Lucky’s Pub
801 Saint Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/luckys-pub-houston

Lucky's Pub is known for a giant beer selection (according to them, it’s the largest in Houston, with over 250 and counting), great food (with an award-winning chef), games (Bags, Washers, Wii, Xbox360, Buckhunter, Goldentee, Darts, Pool, Shuffleboard, and more!), and the largest HDTV screen in Houston! (over 21 feet, plus 50 more TV's!). Lucky's Pun is also the home of Houston's Largest St. Patrick’s Day party! Whether you are looking for somewhere to host an event or just look for a great place to watch your favorite team, Lucky's has it! www.luckyspub.com

Mandola's Deli
4105 Leeland St
Houston, TX 77023-3013

Mee Ho Bakery
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation
2704 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/the-original-ninfas-on-navigation-houston

A beacon on the East End since 1973, this is the original restaurant where Mama Ninfa Lorenzo first suggested chargrilled sliced beef wrapped in a handmade flour tortilla was a great idea. And boy was she right! What resulted was a fajita craze followed by the tasty treat’s now solid position on any Tex Mex menu. Operated by Executive Chef Alex Padilla today, this iconic restaurant is a "Navigation Nation" gem with a historic and iconic interior, expanded exterior patio, refreshing margaritas, and traditional, delicious fare, Ninfa’s on Navigation is a can’t miss when in EaDo. www.mamaninfas.com.

New Hawaii Hunan Cuisine
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Not Just Donuts Bakery
2020 Dowling St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/not-jus-donuts-bakery-houston

Satisfy your sweet tooth with not just donuts but also cakes, pies, cobblers, pound cakes, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, and Big Mamma's Banana Pudding from Not Jus' Donuts Bakery. Menu items are available in smaller and larger sizes with a variety of frosting and cake options, and they make personalized cakes, as well, even offering 3-D replicas (examples on their website include Spongebob Squarepants and an incredibly life-like Crown Royal bottle!). The bakery is open Wednesday-Saturday, only, at 2020 Dowling St. Check them out online at www.notjusdonuts.net.

Pearl and Johnny B's BBQ Catering/Restaurant
1005 St Emmanuel Suite 11

Pearl and Johnny B's BBQ Restaurant and Catering is New to the EaDo Community. We're Bringing to Houston a Taste of East Texas with Momma Pearl the Pit Master showing how she and her brother Robert Thompson was selected as one of Texas Monthly's Top Barbecue Joints from East Texas. Johnny Berry has Teamed up with Pearl to start their Houston Legacy of Great Barbecue. Located inside of the Kim Hung Market and occasionally opening the back during Astros and soon to be Dynamo Games, The Houston Press has stated that this down home real pecan wood smoked barbecue is destined to be an EaDo Favorite.

Quattro at the Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/quattro-restaurant-houston

A warm, inviting retreat in downtown Houston at the posh Four Seasons Hotel, a mere walking distance from EaDo, Quattro’s focus is contemporary Italian cuisine served in a luxurious atmosphere by attentive staff. Chef Maurizio Ferrarese brings modern, ingredient-driven cuisine from his native Italy, expanding the scope of Houston’s exciting food scene. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and Sunday brunch.

Saigon Bistro Fast Food
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Skol Casbar & Grille
2117 Chenevert St
Houston, TX 77003

Sparkles Hamburger Spot
1515 Dowling St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/sparkles-hamburger-spot-houston

Home to what the Houston Press named Houston's "Best Milkshake," Sparkles serves up burgers (with toppings like cheese, chili, jalapenos, and hickory sauce), hand-cut fries, hand-battered onion rings, and other tasty options, like waffles with chicken wings or pork chops. Look for the bright, sparkly blue building at 1515 Dowling St. You can't miss it!

Skyline Bar & Grill at the Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010

Spencer’s at the Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010

Stir.It.Up Coffee House
2117 Chenevert St
Houston, TX 77003

Taqueria El Sharro
3801 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

The Vegan Cafe
3815 Live Oak (Inside SHAPE Community Center)
Houston, TX 77004
832.891.0507 WE ALSO CATER!!

We have been in biz inside SHAPE Community Center since April 2009. We serve Vegan (Vegetarian) food even though 90% of our customers are "Meat-Eaters", We serve good food that just happens to be good for you. We have the best Vegan Burgers in the state! We have a revolving menu of Salads, Smoothies, Beans/Brown Rice, Some Raw Food items and the best homemade Vegan Desserts that are made without any refined sugars. Open Every 2nd Mon., Wed. & Fri. 11am-7pm; ;Tu & Th 3pm-7pm; Every 2nd & 3rd Saturday of every month for Break-Fast 12pm-4pm ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Vegan Buffet EVERY 1st & 4th Friday from 12p-6p of EACH Month starting February 4, 2011.

Villa Tacos Grill
815 Chartres St
Houston, TX 77003

Yen Huong Bakery
1203 Chartres St
Houston, TX 77003

Bringing the flavors and traditions of Asian Pasteurizes and sweets from overseas to Houston since 1992. Yen Huong Bakery provides other services like baking Vietnamese style moon cakes for weddings, ceremonies, and other special occasions. The owner of this establishment speaks Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Mandarin. English translators are not often available, however the owners are willing to try to overcome just about any barriers to please their customers.

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Entertainment, Arts and Lifestyles

Abstracts and More Art Gallery
2919 Leeland St
Houston, TX 77003

Abstracts & More was created to provide exposure to talented emerging artists and offer art enthusiasts, from all social-economic levels, an opportunity to invest within their cultural community. The gallery acts as a platform to give exposure to many Houston artists who would ordinarily struggle to sell their work. Abstracts & More brings these artists into the spotlight and gives art enthusiasts an opportunity to buy quality art at affordable rates.

Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique
2110 Jefferson @ Hutchins
Houston, TX 77003
Tuesday - Friday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Gallery can be viewed by appointment.

Aerosol Warfare is Houston's first and only St/urban artist gallery and St fashion boutique. This unique gallery and boutique is hidden deep within Houston's newly acclaimed EADO district. Aerosol Warfare Gallery has shared its own personal knowledge and experiences with most artists exhibiting as they make the transition from train boxcars to art galleries and other professional avenues. The gallery is a full installation space, granting exhibiting artists the freedom to create an artistic environment... rather than just hang canvas on the wall. The result? An interactive dialogue between the viewer and the artists work on a more personal & intimate level.

Barnevelder Movement Arts
2201 Preston St
Houston, TX 77003

Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex is a 7200 sq. ft. downtown Houston facility housing 3 fully equipped dance studios and a 120 seat theatrical performance venue. It is managed and operated by Suchu, Inc., the 501c3 nonprofit parent organization of Suchu Dance, Houston's award winning contemporary dance theatre company. In addition to offering contemporary dance/movement classes to the public, the Barnevelder facility is available to be rented by outside groups. Barnevelder's mission is to foster the proliferation of quality, contemporary performing art and new creative work in Houston by offering arts groups use of an affordable centrally located facility for their classes, rehearsals, performances and special events.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Vine St Studios
1113 Vine St Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
713.223.3500 Fax
For event information email events@buffalobayou.org

Club 2020
2020 Leeland St
Houston TX 77003

Crisp & Raw
Event venue and Now Design
1121 Delano
Houston TX 77003

The Crisp & Raw team operates under the titles "brand stylists," "marketing collateral fabricators," "makers of fine art," and soon, "creators of furniture," made from recycled and reclaimed materials. They take their work seriously but are excited about their new status as EaDo inhabitants, so feel free to contact them as neighbors, for graphic and web design services, or to book their super-cool studio for your next event! They’re open to all of the above!

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/discovery-green-houston

Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. In its first three years, the park welcomed more than three million visitors and hosted more than 800 public and private events. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present three dynamic seasons each year. Most of the events at Discovery Green are FREE and open to the public. The Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming and ensures that the park remains an accessible and incomparable public gathering space.

Frankel’s Costume Co. Inc.
2801 Polk St
Houston, TX

We have one of the largest selection of Halloween Costumes, Rental Halloween Costumes, Magic Tricks, Ventriloquist Dummies, Halloween Masks, Wigs, Stage Makeup, and Clown Supplies in the south. With an inventory of over 60,000 Rental Costumes and 20,000 square feet of show room, we are sure to meet your individual or stage production needs. Storefront conveniently located just one mile east of Houston's Minute Maid Park (2801 Polk, Houston, Texas 77003).

Francisco Studios
2300 McKinney, 4th Floor
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/francisco-studios-houston

Francisco Studios offers musicians studio rehearsal spaces and recording rooms and has been a sanctuary for artists for 30 years. The 3rd Sundays of the month feature an open house with live graffiti painting, body painting, sketching, and a DJ. Call 713.225.3112 for more information.

Houston Electric Cars
2420 Rusk, Suite A
Houston, TX 77003

Houston Electric Cars is the first, and still the only all-electric car dealer in Houston at this time (May 2009). We now sell many types of St-legal neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), including the Zenn, the Zap, the Sky, and the Benjy Electro. The NEV class car will be legal to drive on 45 mph Sts as of September 1, 2009, at a top speed of 35 mph, as SB 129 has passed the Texas legislature!

International DJ Sounds, LIghts & Video
1409 Saint Emanuel St.

International DJ Sounds, Lights & Video located in EaDo Houston the professional source for a Mobile Disk Jockey, LED Light decor and Video presentation. We would love the opportunity to coordinate memorable musical entertainment for your special occasion and work with you to make your event a success!

Lucky’s Pub
801 Saint Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Free Wifi in every room; 5 private party Rooms available.call for reservations. Check out Houston's Only 21 Foot Hi.Definition MEGA Screen!

Super Happy Fun Land
3801 Polk St
Houston, TX 77003

Houston's venue for experimental electronic music, underground jazz, outsider art and much much more!
Featuring: SHFL Art Gallery * Super Happy Theater * Super Fun Patio
Available for fundraisers and private parties!

Travis Shirley Live Design
2236 Leeland St.
Houston, TX 77003

Travis Shirley Live Design has quickly gained recognition worldwide for its fresh,new perspective on all aspects of lighting, set and video design. Headed by award-winning lighting designer Travis Shirley, the company provides an overall conceptual view of your show or event which encompasses set, lighting and video design. Travis has toured internationally and designed concert productions for a diverse group of well known artists that include Enrique Iglesias, Buckcherry,Smashing Pumpkins,Disturbed, Celtic Woman, Amici Forever, Cold and Rufus Wainwright.

Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Warehouse Live is a 1920's era warehouse repurposed as a one.of.a.kind concert and event venue. In order to achieve a true urban environment, the thoughtful design incorporates the selection of both contemporary and antique materials and fixtures. The complex encompasses two fully-independent spaces . the Ballroom and the Studio . each with their own entrances and exits, restrooms, bars, stages and sound and lighting systems. While parking can often be a problem downtown, Warehouse Live benefits from access to three dedicated surface lots adjacent to the facility.

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Residential Living

Looking for opportunities for living in EaDo go to the link below and you will see a wide variety of residential property offerings: www.urbanliving.com

Apartment Properties

Centex Homes
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/centex-homes-2800-polk-houston

This gated community has it all-only ½ mile from Hwy 59! Experience the excitement and value of living in the heart of downtown Houston. Minutes away from major employers, medical facilities and close to all downtown destinations like the Museum and Theater Districts, spectacular dining, George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park-home of the Astros, and The Toyota Center-home of the Rockets, the Aeros, and the Comets. Sign up today to receive notices about the project as they become available.

Capitol Oaks by InTownHomes
2614 Texas (Model)

Come and visit Capitol Oaks by InTownHomes! Capitol Oaks is a premier community creating a very uptown and prestigious look that has tremendous curb appeal! Comments from Urban architects and clientele say that it is such a tasteful community evoking the feelings of being in a Mediterranean Coastal Village to those who say it has a very Euro/Spanish influence looking like villas in a small town. Some of our residents say they feel like they are on vacation! Who wouldn't want to call that home?

The center courtyard has long fountains that run the full length of the area with arbors that reach over the fountains and have Wisteria growing up and over them soon to bear purple fragrant flowers as they mature. Along with this we have wonderful outdoor seating in the courtyard so that our residents can come out and enjoy the sound of the fountains and relax in this great atmosphere. Each home in the courtyard has gas lanterns flickering next to their front doors which are arched, eight foot tall, and handsomely painted in black.

Capitol Oaks continues to evolve with more phases coming each with a different theme and look which will coincide with the flavor and diversity of EaDo!

Come and visit our model and enjoy a tour!

Lofts at the Ballpark
610 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

The lofts at the Ballpark offer a unique urban setting apartment living with spectacular skyline views. Located on St Emanuel at Texas Avenue, across the St form  Minute Maid Park, The lofts at the Ballpark offer a unique urban setting with spectacular skyline views. The Lofts at the Ballpark is a multifamily residential development on East Downtown Houston across the St from Houston's Baseball Field. The Ballpark Lofts offers a significant number of amenities to its residents, including: cooking demonstrations, parties, coffee bars and wine tasting.


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City Homes

Herrin Lofts
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/herrin-lofts-condominiums-association-houston

The Herrin Lofts are located at 2205 McKinney, only a few blocks away from Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, Kelsey Seybold Clinic and Discovery Green. Almost all of the 52 units (except three!) have balconies with a spectacular view of Downtown and/or EaDo and all have ample natural light and beautifully landscaped grounds. For more information visit http://herrin-lofts.houstonluxuryhighrises.com/

Live Oak Lofts
1312 Live Oak
Houston, TX 77003

Midtown Village
Polk Avenue Gardens
Stanford Condominiums
Villas of Downtown
Dowling @ Polk Townhome

Jackson Real Estate Group
1715 Aden Mist
Houston, TX 77003

Full service real estate company serving the 77003,07,08, and 02 zip codes. My company has extensive knowledge of the current real estate market and experience working with buyers, sellers and investors individual needs. Please contact me get a FREE Comparative Market Analysis,homebuying book, or investment analysis. You can also check my blog for additional information at www.realtorkristijackson.com.

Southwestern National Bank
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/southwestern-national-bank-houston-3

We are in the center of a dynamic and bustling business community that is highly diversified in its ethnicity and rich in culture. We understand that our customers have individual needs that can best be served by the traditional banking services that we provide. We cater to our customers' needs in a customized and personalized way. We know we are not the only bank in the community deserving of your trust and confidence so we strive even harder to earn your business. We do it better and our record shows.

Space City Credit Union

Chartered in 1965, Space City CU has been serving the employees and family members of companies such as Stewart & Stevenson, General Electric, McCall Group, and Rex Supply. Space City CU proudly represents more than 100 companies. Today, Space City CU has $30 million in assets and approximately 5,300 members. Member owned and operated means honest services at outstanding value. Our member elected board of directors assures the integrity and fairness of all our products and services

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Education and Training

Dodson Elementary and Montessori School
1808 Sampson St
Houston, TX 77003
713.226.2687 Fax

Go Dodson Mighty Mustangs! Dodson's Montessori Program accepts children from Pre-Kindergarten age 4 .5th grade. The program is staffed by an exceptional team of teachers with state certification, as well as Montessori certification. Our teachers are skilled at fusing Montessori theories and concepts with HISD's CLEAR curriculum goals. This process of integrating a variety of innovative child centered learning strategies in a multi.age setting differentiates our program from the reSt Our staff is committed to creating a strong academic and nurturing environment which places an emphasis on the whole child. This is vitally important for propelling self directed and self guided intellectual development in addition to social, and emotional development of each child.

Latino Learning Center
3522 Polk Avenue
Houston, TX, 77003

The mission of the Latino Learning Center, Inc. is to provide educational and human support services to east Houston’s communities with an emphasis on adult education and services to the elderly and disabled.

Texas Department of Agriculture
5425 Polk St
Houston, TX 77023

The Texas Department of Agriculture TDA is a state agency established by the Texas Legislature in 1907. The commissioner of agriculture, who is elected in the general election every four years, heads the agency. The current commissioner, Todd Staples, was elected in 2006. The mission statement of the Texas Department of Agriculture is: Partner with all Texans to make Texas the nation's leader in agriculture, fortify our economy, empower rural communities, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate winning strategies for rural, suburban and urban Texas through exceptional service and the common threads of agriculture in our daily lives.

TX/RX Labs
2010 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002

TX/RX Labs is a nonprofit workshop, studio and education center serving the creative community of Houston, Texas. We offer classes on a variety of tech topics, including welding, machining, computer programming and electronics, to name a few. Our facility provides a space where Houstonians can gather, discuss, learn, make and teach.

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Spiritual and Religious Resources

St Nicholas Catholic Church
2500 Clay @ St Charles
Houston, TX 77003

Established in 1887 and serving 100 families, this church is on the Texas Register of Historical sites.

The Catholic Charismatic Center
1949 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX

Teen How Taoist Temple Chua Ba
1507 Delano St @ Leeland
Houston, TX 77003

This beautiful Temple expresses the serenity of meditation and contemplation in the Taoists tradition. No web site is available, but please visit this peaceful site.

Texas Guandi temple - Chùa Quan Thánh
3711 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77003
Fax 713.334.0701

Completed in January 1999, Texas Guandi Temple is a witness to the faith and concerted effects of the multiethnic community in Houston of Texas and across the United States. The temple’s mission is to serve Asian and other faithful, carry on and promote the traditional Oriental culture and values, and enhance mutual understanding, friendship, and common prosperity of people around the world.

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Alpha Tire Lc
2929 McKinney St
Houston, TX

All Points Productions
Independent Festival and Special Events Production
1312 Live Oak Suite 104
Houston, TX 77003

Currently serving iFest, Houston Dragon Boat Festival, City of Kemah, Krewe du Lac Mardi Gras Series.

Angel Cosmetic & Skin Care
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Blend Design Group
2205 McKinney #403
Houston, TX 77003

The Catholic Charismatic Center Bookstore
1949 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX

Downtown Body Shop, Inc.
3611 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77003
Fax 713.224.0531

DaVita Dialysis
3150 Polk
Houston, TX 77003

DaVita provides dialysis services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney failure, a condition also known as chronic kidney disease CKD. We have over 1,300 outpatient dialysis facilities and acute units in over 700 hospitals. We are located in 43 states and the District of Columbia, serving approximately 103,000 patients. All this makes us the largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States. Though we're proud of this standing, we have set our sights on a higher goal. We want to be the greatest dialysis company the world has ever seen. And we're accomplishing this through a shared commitment to our mission and values.

Dixon Design
4331 Coyle
Houston, TX 77003

Where art, design, and innovation collide. From commercial retail space, to residential lofts; Dixon Design is sure to engage you in every step of the design process. We offer a number of services, including color consultation, commissioned art, faux finishes, custom furniture, and complete design and remodeling services. Conveniently located in EaDo. Call today for a free consult.

FedEx Kinko’s
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77002

Galaxy Tire Co
3122 Leeland St
Houston, TX

Infocus Optical and Contact Lens
2000 Crawford # 800
Houston, TX

Jimmy’s Auto Repair and Body
2501 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX

The Last Organic OUTPOST
1719 Live Oak St
Houston, TX 77003

Last Organic Outpost is non profit organization committed to developing urban agriculture in the greater Houston area.

Lim’s Florist and Gift Shop
2017 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77003

Loren Design Studio
1107 Saint Charles St.
Houston, TX 77003

Loren Design Studio cordially invites you to change the way you reach your audience, announce your event through creative custom & useful communications. We are an innovative design studio that specializes in custom invitations and print collateral, where personality & point of view meet value.

We take your product to new heights; we're all about custom design with you in mind. Design that on time and on budget, and on the mark. Whether you need a log, business card, advertising campaign or social announcement, let us turn your thoughts into an experience though quality graphic communications.

MYG photography
809 Delano St
Houston, TX 77003
YELP: www.yelp.com/biz/myg-photography-houston

Mayra Y. Gaitan runs this urban photography studio featuring an in-house set. Applying a photojournalistic style to her work, Mayra is also available to travel to events to capture that perfect moment. Check out her online portfolio at www.mygphotography.com.

1001 McKinney St, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77002

We believe in the strength of ideas and the power of relationships. Since 1935, Perkins+Will has worked with some of the world's most admired clients. Through our commitment to sustainable design, we are constantly creating solutions that contribute to human and environmental health of our global ecosystem.

Salon Aiko
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

2821 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX

Southern Carriage
3005 Leeland
Houston, TX 77003

Southwestern National Bank
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Space City Credit Union
3101 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

Travel Plus & Tours
Kim Hung Market and Shops
1005 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

Wooten’s Optical
2000 Crawford #1200
Houston, TX

At Wooten Vision Care our goal is to address ophthalmological issues which may hinder this sense that visually connects you to the world around you. Treating your vision needs with patience and excellence is just one of the ways we try to deliver not only vision care, but true patient care as well.

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