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Photographer Steven Briggs / Courtesy of The Nines

The windows of the bar The Nines in Deep Ellum remain boarded up. They’ve been like this since the start of the pandemic. 

Even when bars across the state of Texas reopened five weeks ago, The Nines’ owner Allen Falkner said he left them up because he expected another shutdown. 

David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Bars in Texas can reopen at 25% capacity Friday as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s phased plan to end COVID-19 shutdowns.