Dave's Restaurant closes after two decades
The last flapjack has flipped. The last sausage has sizzled. The last egg has cracked. Dave's Restaurant is closed. Dave and Linda St. Amant, owners of the diner at 2339 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, filed for bankruptcy in November. "The economy really hurt us hard," Dave St. Amant said. "We go to the grocery store and run into people who used to come in every day, and they say they can't afford it anymore." Chuck Flynt, vice president of Arvana, the real estate group that owns and manages the building that housed Dave's for about 22 years, said, "It's been a neighborhood fixture, but tastes change over time.'' The 2,300-square-foot building built in 1954 was an ice cream parlor in its early years. "Within the next 30 days we'll have a very good operator in there with a good vision for the space,'' Flynt said.
Times staff writer Katherine Snow Smith
Chamber is signing up expo exhibitors
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is reserving exhibit space for its Women in Business Premiere Forum/EXPO. The event runs 3 to 8 p.m. March 9 at the Largo Cultural Center and is dedicated to female entrepreneurs, business professionals, opportunity seekers, work-at-home moms and women re-entering the workforce. Exhibit spaces run $200 to $500. All reservations placed by Friday save $25. Call (727) 584-2321.
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