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Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City district

MEXICO CITY (AP) – In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

Instead of crowds gathered with beers, small handfuls of rescue workers still dressed in reflective vests took breaks from digging through rubble. Entire restaurants with white linen tables were empty.

“It feels lifeless,” said Mariana Aguilar, 27, a hostess at a bar and restaurant who stood waiting for guests to arrive.

Locals play pool at a venue in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. The upscale Mexico City neighborhood was one of the hardest hit, with more than a half-dozen collapsed buildings in the immediate vicinity. The few Condesa residents who ventured out Friday night said they were anxious for relief from an anguishing week. (AP Photo/Nico Gonzalez)

The upscale Mexico City neighborhood was one of the hardest hit, with more than a half-dozen collapsed buildings in the immediate vicinity. The few Condesa residents who ventured out said they were anxious for relief from an anguishing week.

Rescue volunteers have a late dinner at a restaurant in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. Instead of crowds gathered with beers, small handfuls of rescue workers still dressed in reflective vests took breaks from digging through rubble. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Rescue volunteers have a late dinner at a restaurant in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. Instead of crowds gathered with beers, small handfuls of rescue workers still dressed in reflective vests took breaks from digging through rubble. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A man drinks a glass of water given to him by a restaurant in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A man drinks a glass of water given to him by a restaurant in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Residents, some rescue volunteers, have a late dinner at a restaurant in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. The upscale Mexico City neighborhood was one of the hardest hit, with more than a half-dozen collapsed buildings in the immediate vicinity. The few Condesa residents who ventured out Friday night said they were anxious for relief from an anguishing week. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Residents, some rescue volunteers, have a late dinner at a restaurant in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. The upscale Mexico City neighborhood was one of the hardest hit, with more than a half-dozen collapsed buildings in the immediate vicinity. The few Condesa residents who ventured out Friday night said they were anxious for relief from an anguishing week. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Rescue volunteers have a late dinner and drinks at a restaurant in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. "The city is still quite tense," said Israel Escamilla, an engineer, as he sipped a plastic cup filled with Coke at an empty bar. "But as good Mexicans we have to keep lending support however we can." (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Rescue volunteers have a late dinner and drinks at a restaurant in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. “The city is still quite tense,” said Israel Escamilla, an engineer, as he sipped a plastic cup filled with Coke at an empty bar. “But as good Mexicans we have to keep lending support however we can.” (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Rescue volunteers pose for a photo as they have a late dinner and drinks at a restaurant in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The long week's torment weighing heavy on rescuers and residents alike, several of those gathered Friday night in Condesa said memories of the quake and worries for neighbors and victims were hard to escape.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Rescue volunteers pose for a photo as they have a late dinner and drinks at a restaurant in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The long week’s torment weighing heavy on rescuers and residents alike, several of those gathered Friday night in Condesa said memories of the quake and worries for neighbors and victims were hard to escape. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A rescue worker uses a machine to break up concrete at the site of an office building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the search for people who are believed to be trapped inside at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Mexican officials are promising to keep up the search for survivors as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day following Tuesday's major earthquake that devastated Mexico City and nearby states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

A rescue worker uses a machine to break up concrete at the site of an office building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the search for people who are believed to be trapped inside at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Mexican officials are promising to keep up the search for survivors as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day following Tuesday’s major earthquake that devastated Mexico City and nearby states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Soldiers stand guard next to a search and rescue operation at a building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in San Gregorio Atlapulco, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Inhabitants of the villages that dot the largely rural southern edge of Mexico City said Friday they feel abandoned, as aid and rescue workers focused on the 38 buildings that collapsed nearer the city's downtown in this week's 7.1 magnitude quake. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Soldiers stand guard next to a search and rescue operation at a building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in San Gregorio Atlapulco, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Inhabitants of the villages that dot the largely rural southern edge of Mexico City said Friday they feel abandoned, as aid and rescue workers focused on the 38 buildings that collapsed nearer the city’s downtown in this week’s 7.1 magnitude quake. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

People wear dust masks as they watch rescuers work to save people believed to be still alive inside a collapsed office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Sept. 22, 2017, more than three days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Hope mixed with fear Friday in Mexico City, where families awaited word of their loved ones trapped in rubble. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

People wear dust masks as they watch rescuers work to save people believed to be still alive inside a collapsed office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Sept. 22, 2017, more than three days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Hope mixed with fear Friday in Mexico City, where families awaited word of their loved ones trapped in rubble. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Rescuers race to save people believed to be still alive inside a collapsed office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, as night falls Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, three days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Hope mixed with fear Friday in Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved ones trapped in rubble. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Rescuers race to save people believed to be still alive inside a collapsed office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, as night falls Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, three days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Hope mixed with fear Friday in Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved ones trapped in rubble. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

A girl wearing a dust mask covers her face as she watches rescuers work to save people believed to be still alive inside a collapsed office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Sept. 22, 2017, three days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Hope mixed with fear Friday as families awaited word of their loved ones trapped in rubble. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

A girl wearing a dust mask covers her face as she watches rescuers work to save people believed to be still alive inside a collapsed office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Sept. 22, 2017, three days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Hope mixed with fear Friday as families awaited word of their loved ones trapped in rubble. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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