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Dayatra Myers was working as a pastry chef at the State of Grace restaurant in Houston, when Hurricane Harvey devastated the Bayou City. She, her wife, Laura, and their three-year-old son lost everything and had to start over from FEMA housing in Galveston. The island wasn’t foreign to her family. She and Laura ran the Lunchbox Cafe sandwich shop there for a little more than five years before closing in 2013 and returning to Houston. Still, Myers had hoped to return to the city by choice. “Galveston holds my heart,” she says. While her family continued to live in government accommodations, Myers was approached by a friend who asked if she was interested in subletting her restaurant space in Galveston. At this point, Myers’s family had…
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