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BERING'S CELEBRATES A MILESTONE SHELBY HODGE CHECKS IN. PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS BACHMAN. EIGHTY NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD T ypically bustling on any given weekend, on this p a r t i c u l a r S a t u r d a y, Bering's welcomed a crush of fans eager to help the namesake store and family celebrate eight decades of outfitting Houston with everything from hardware to gas grills. CEO Augie Bering V and his wife, Mia, held court as the merry throng pulsed through the flagship store on Westheimer and its popular annex. For the milestone anniversary, Bering's added to the amusements with knife-skills classes; free hot- towel, straight razor shaves in The Man Shop; catered to-go snacks from Lemond Kitchen; and margaritas served from Jo's Mini Mobile Bar. Customers of all ages, from toddlers to 85, meandered through the departments of the swankiest hardware store on the planet. PC Seen: Mary Grace and Drew DeLozier, Jeanette Tow, Lisa Vise, Ali Barron, Ken Brown, Merinda and Reginald Martin, Steve Helmer, Mary Margaret Pizzitola, Michael Uchniat, Gail Wells, and Julie Shuford. Mia & Augie Bering Lisa Vise, Ali Barron Classic Bering's Straight-razor shaves in The Man Shop Jo's Mini Mobile Bar Drew & Mary Grace DeLozier Merinda & Reginald Martin Mary Margaret Pizzitola Kara Smith A sign of the times. 112

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