The city closed. The library closed. Colleges closed.

But Waffle House, sweet Waffle House, remains, albeit with a limited menu.

As Jacksonville waited for what winds or rain may come later Wednesday, most businesses across town closed.

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But over on Roosevelt Boulevard near the storm-shuttered Florida State College at Jacksonville Kent Campus, Waffle House #54, like Martin Luther and his 95 Theses, taped its limited menu to its front door, beckoning the world to enter.

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“Limited menu,” it said.

“All items available 24 hours,” it said.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

Every booth inside was taken, and nearly every space in the parking lot, too.

A full staff moved like ballerinas, dancing with coffees and waffles and meats.

.@ChrisHongTU and I weren’t the only ones who thought to go to@WaffleHouse today.pic.twitter.com/thVznyq0BC

— Andrew Pantazi (@apantazi)September 4, 2019

The hashbrowns, a waitress explained, could only be covered, not smothered, not scattered. “Sorry,” she said, as she delivered two full mugs of coffee.

The winds may still come. The rain may intensify. But Waffle House will offer a place of refuge.