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Business Journal: Starlite Lounge, The Glue Factory, Inc.

Mark Anderson / Sacramento Business Journal

The Starlite Lounge at 1517 21st Street in midtown Sacramento will soon become a new nightclub called Holy Diver.

Mark Anderson / Sacramento Business Journal

A shuttered nightclub in midtown Sacramento will soon reopen with a new name. Starlite Lounge closed in June. The Sacramento Business Journal's Digital Editor Sonya Sorich says some of the guys who book shows at Ace of Spades, another music venue, are behind this new venture.

"Bret Bair and Eric Rushing confirmed plans this week to open a nightclub at the former Starlite Lounge," says Sorich. "This new nightclub will be called Holy Diver."

Holy Diver may spotlight hard rock music. Bair and Rushing are also developing another music venue next to their B-Side bar on S Street that will likely showcase singer-songwriters. The Holy Diver site is near 21st and P streets. It has a capacity of just under 300 people.

A startup incubator in downtown Roseville called The Glue Factory is closing and moving to a temporary spot. The incubator's two-year lease at a site on Vernon Street is set to expire. Sorich says The Glue Factory will be moving to West Sacramento.

"They will temporarily move into the offices of the Health Education Council in West Sacramento," says Sorich. "And beyond that, they're looking throughout the region for a permanent home. Those involved with this incubator say it's important to have a partnership with the city where they're located."

Startup incubators are designed to be places where entrepreneurs can go to launch their companies.

About two-dozen Sacramento area companies show up on Inc. magazine's latest list of the nation's fastest-growing companies. Sorich says the list includes companies in retail, technology, marketing and construction.

"The fastest growing local company, ranking at number 404 nationwide, was Blossom Ridge Home Health and Hospice," says Sorich. "And SlideBelts, which is based in El Dorado Hills and makes belts without holes, was the second-fastest growing local company, according to this list."

Inc. magazine evaluates for-profit, independent companies and compares 2016 revenue with 2013 revenue. This year's list of 23 Sacramento area companies is an increase from the 18 companies on last year's list.

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