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High-rise Vue 19 pushes to open; women get down to business Wednesday

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High-rise sushi bar, nightclub plans debut

Despite an unexpected mandate that the floor be reinforced, Vue 19 is moving forward. The sushi restaurant and nightclub on the 19th floor of the former Bank of America tower may not open before the Honda Grand Prix on March 25 as hoped, but it will open around that time, said co-owner Bart Pilipajc. "We're determined to make it happen," he said. "We did reinforce the floor with 11 steel beams and carbon fiber." His sushi restaurant, Vue, opened on the first floor of the tower at 200 Central Ave. in December. The nightclub will have one room open at 5 p.m. for people to watch the sunset with a drink or sushi. The main room with live music will open around 7 p.m.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer


Businesswomen's expo is Wednesday

An array of speakers will be featured at two forums during the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Women In Business Premiere Forum/EXPO. It takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Jen Holloway of Bright House Networks will emcee Session I from 3 to 4:30 p.m. with speakers Joel Craven of Authentic Martial Arts, author Linda Burhans and Women in Networking founder Susan Senger. Leslie Waters of Leslie Waters Government Relations will emcee Session II from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with life coach Robin Lavitch, behavioral health specialist Heather Steiner and author Crystal Wright. For information, call Cindy Paquin at the chamber at (727) 584-2321.

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