Talk of The Villages



» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
VCCDD proposes purchasing old El Santiago restaurant building
  #1  
Old 07-17-2013, 07:09 AM
villages07's Avatar
Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6,810
Default VCCDD proposes purchasing old El Santiago restaurant building

From the July 18th agenda for the VCCDD central district. They are proposing a purchase of the old El Santiago restaurant from the developer with the intent to turn it into a rec center. The current El Santiago recreation facility (adjacent to the family pool) is very small and under-equipped.

http://www.districtgov.org/PDFView/P...20130718vc1021
__________________
Maryland (DC Suburbs) - first 51 years
The Villages - next 51 years

  #2  
Old 07-17-2013, 07:24 AM
graciegirl's Avatar
Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: From Ohio, now happily live in Laurel Valley
Posts: 21,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by villages07 View Post
From the July 18th agenda for the VCCDD central district. They are proposing a purchase of the old El Santiago restaurant from the developer with the intent to turn it into a rec center. The current El Santiago recreation facility (adjacent to the family pool) is very small and under-equipped.

http://www.districtgov.org/PDFView/P...20130718vc1021
Isn't this space currently sitting there empty, Villages07?
__________________
I have to be myself, everyone else is taken.
Sponsored Links
  #3  
Old 07-17-2013, 07:30 AM
villages07's Avatar
Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6,810
Default

The restaurant space is empty, as it has been for several years.

There is an existing, very small rec center adjacent to the Santiago family pool that has one or two meeting rooms but no pool tables or large meeting room. It is not at the same level of size or equipment as say O'Dell or Bacall rec center. With the acquisition of the restaurant building, the assumption is it would expand the rec center size and capabilities.
__________________
Maryland (DC Suburbs) - first 51 years
The Villages - next 51 years
  #4  
Old 07-17-2013, 07:49 AM
Sage
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,740
Default

I hope they do this for the folks living in that neighborhood. Always good to see improvements being made.
Sponsored Links
  #5  
Old 07-17-2013, 08:18 AM
DonH57's Avatar
Gold member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Village Santo Domingo.
Posts: 1,158
Default

If they do build a new rec center for our village I'm hoping they at least turn the older smaller one into a sandwich or snack shop for the users of the golf course, pool, tennis or pickleball and shuffleboard courts. Although I'm sure some like me bring our own snacks and beverages to the pool.
  #6  
Old 07-17-2013, 08:30 AM
Veteran member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Queens and Long Island, New York - Scottsdale, Arizona - Orlando - Gilchrist
Posts: 951
Default

Sounds like a "makes sense" idea. Hope the proposition goes through.
Sponsored Links
  #7  
Old 07-17-2013, 09:01 AM
aln's Avatar
aln aln is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 875
Default

Definitely like the snak bar idea!
__________________
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, cigar in one hand, scotch in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
  #8  
Old 07-17-2013, 09:51 AM
DonH57's Avatar
Gold member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Village Santo Domingo.
Posts: 1,158
Default

I don't believe it would happen as that would be competing against the country club pool side business which is an option to villagers. Would be nice though!
Sponsored Links
  #9  
Old 07-17-2013, 10:21 AM
zcaveman's Avatar
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The Villages
Posts: 6,750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DonH57 View Post
If they do build a new rec center for our village I'm hoping they at least turn the older smaller one into a sandwich or snack shop for the users of the golf course, pool, tennis or pickleball and shuffleboard courts.
Who would man it? Volunteers? I am sure it was a money making proposition, Morse would have his hand out for his share of the profits.

Z
  #10  
Old 07-17-2013, 10:37 AM
Sage
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3,043
Post

Any time the developer wants to make a deal with the residents, hold onto your wallet. Who doesn't remember the deal the residents got back in the early 2000's when we paid the developer nine times what it cost him to build several facilities...nine times.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.


Clubs, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.