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On the eighth floor of a sleek office building and hotel in Tampa's bustling Westshore district, the Centre Club played host to the latest Elite event. The venue boasts beautiful views of a lush, green tree canopy and the waters of Tampa Bay – not to mention great drinks, service, and food! Here, at the Centre of the Yelpiverse, wine and beer were flowing, appetizers were appealing, and everyone enjoyed a great evening. On a personal note, it was wonderful to meet so many friendly new faces!
 
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First of all, Tampa Yelpers rock – we enjoyed perfect attendance at this event! Crystal H raves, "the Yelpers are freaking amazing! I loved hanging with my friends and seeing some people that I only get to see once a month." Meanwhile, Josh H calls the event "a great chance to whet my appetite enough to want to know more about becoming an Elite." He says, "A highlight for me were the containers of Yelp propaganda around the room."
 
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Our host for the evening, the Centre Club, is a mix between a professional conference space and a swanky private ballroom. Mary J tells us, "This is a nice and very versatile venue that has probably hosted some great gatherings over the years. It seems to be extremely well kept up and maintained.Amber M agrees, saying, "This is a great spot for event rentals – with a great view of Tampa."
 
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"The food was tasty," Dianna B notes. "I especially enjoyed the beer battered cheese sticks and the pot stickers – the savory soy dipping sauce was really good. The breading on the zucchini was spicy, and the coconut shrimp were flavorful." Even better, "Wine and beer was flowing quite liberally, and there were a nice selection of Pepsi products to choose from." Kristen P tells us that "each appetizer served was so delicious!" Her favorite? "The coconut shrimp… the sauce was light and delicious."
 
Thank you to the Centre Club for showing us exceptional hospitality and service – Cassie P comments, "The bartender was great – super friendly!" And thank you, Elite Yelpers, for attending this event and making it a fun-filled evening. If you don't want to miss the next event, find out how to become Elite by visiting http://yelp.com/elite. See you next month!
Brett N, Yelp TB Community Manager, & Justine B, Yelp TB Marketing Assistant
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