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Restoration Hardware to take second crack at opening Saturday

Restoration Hardware, tweaked and slightly humbled, is planning to finally open its new home furnishings gallery in Boston Saturday.

After the store’s March 6 launch party was shut down by city safety officials because of overcrowding, the retailer, branded as RH, had to make a number of modifications to pass inspections at the historic 234 Berkeley St. building that previously housed the upscale clothier LouisBoston. Changes included removing decomposed granite that looked like sand on the third floor and taking down window drapes and bed canopies because they did not meet fire codes, according to RH creator and curator Gary Friedman.

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