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Old 06-09-2024, 02:36 PM
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...has closed.

The one in Brownwood will be the only one in The Villages.

Very disappointed. Although the service was sometimes sub-par - making us wait FOREVER to take our order, waiting a whole lot longer to serve our drinks even when it wasn't busy, never checking back to see how we're enjoying our meal... the food itself was good, consistently. And it was less than 5 minutes from home. Plus we had rewards, so we got freebies once in awhile.

Not gonna drive 45 minutes out of my way just for WoB.
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We've been hot and cold on WOB for a while. Was our goto place before Covid but came back inconsistent afterwards. Seemed to have things under control then went there recently to find half their taps were out. We want to like it and want it to succeed (the Brownwood location now) but we have options if they cannot deliver quality service and product.

We never drove to SS just to go to WOB but we were likely to stop by if we were in the area. Not anymore.
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...has closed.

The one in Brownwood will be the only one in The Villages.

Very disappointed. Although the service was sometimes sub-par - making us wait FOREVER to take our order, waiting a whole lot longer to serve our drinks even when it wasn't busy, never checking back to see how we're enjoying our meal... the food itself was good, consistently. And it was less than 5 minutes from home. Plus we had rewards, so we got freebies once in awhile.

Not gonna drive 45 minutes out of my way just for WoB.
That probably sums up why they closed.
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Blondies is direct competition
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Old 06-09-2024, 03:25 PM
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That probably sums up why they closed.
The cost to operate a restaurant has risen drastically. Sonny's BBQ pulled out of Lake Sumter, Now, World of Beer. I will not be surprised if a few more choose to close.
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Old 06-09-2024, 03:26 PM
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Blondies is direct competition
Excellent point.
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Excellent point.
Blondies doesn't sell food... So no, it is not direct competition, at all...
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Blondies is direct competition
How many taps does Blondies have?

WOB is where we get the obscure beers from Europe, if Blondies is carrying 100diffent bottles, plus tap, mixed and food, it could be some competition. Otherwise if its just run of the average beer tap, with mix, and no food, the only competition would be the huts, for us
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I'm surprised they lasted as long as they did. The beer was ridiculously overpriced (5.25 for a DOMESTIC draft), and the service was atrocious. There is much better food and service nearby.
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Unless people were actually buying the obscure and exotic beers, the costs of buying and not having a high enough turnover probably costs more than the average mainstream bar and burger joint.

One also never knows the increases behind the developer's annual rent as well. . .
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WoB in Brownwood had a bad stretch after COVID where the service was very subpar. This past snowbird season it feels like they've turned things around somewhat. The food is usually decent and the pricing is reasonable. The domestic beer is maybe $1.50 more than it should be but that's what you get when you're dining at a square.

Other than the Monday burger special, if I want better service and consistent food, I'd rather go to a country club for something around that price point. If WoB wasn't located at a square, I wouldn't expect them to have much success otherwise.
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Meant to try it but never got around to it. These days we dine outside the bubble for easier parking
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Blondies doesn't sell food... So no, it is not direct competition, at all...
Could be they are testing the water and can always add food down the road. From what I understand you can order from FMK restaurant to be delivered there.
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One also never knows the increases behind the developer's annual rent as well. . .
I am pretty sure World of Beer would have had a multi year lease. It probably was up for renewal and developer didn’t want them to renew - not all restaurants leaving are because of the restaurant.
With Bella Vita having success, the corner across the street (the old Mexican place) coming available - and the success of the 3 decent restaurants in Brownwood, the developer is probably mixing up the mix in Spanish Springs.

WOB was dirty, the food was terrible, and the service was marginal.
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Blondies is direct competition
Blondies doesn't serve food. In fact they have a "bring your own food" policy.
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