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Old 04-02-2015, 09:02 PM
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I guess The Villages has transformed from Florida's Friendliest Home Town to Florida's "greediest" home town. I can't believe what is being done to Katie Bells, their employees and Spanish Springs Square performers, aka bands, in order to make, I assume, "The Sharon" a going concern. If this is the case, I hope "The Sharon" is a financial disaster for the developer(s)!

Who's short sided planning was it to build "The Sharon" without adequate parking? Who's brilliant idea was it to close the first floor of Katie Bells? Who had so much respect for the Katie Bell employees that they terminated them without severance? Oh, but wait, they can reapply for their old position. I wonder, is that with or without a salary reduction? Who's idea was it to eliminate live music on the Square during high priced (or any) performances at "The Sharon". Who is this intellectual business marvel? I don't know, but who ever made these inane decisions, should be fired!

Looks to me like Harold's kids have one thing in mind, more money.

Good Luck!
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:12 PM
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Are they really doing away with music on the as square if there is a performance that night?
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I guess The Villages has transformed from Florida's Friendliest Home Town to Florida's "greediest" home town. I can't believe what is being done to Katie Bells, their employees and Spanish Springs Square performers, aka bands, in order to make, I assume, "The Sharon" a going concern. If this is the case, I hope "The Sharon" is a financial disaster for the developer(s)!



Who's short sided planning was it to build "The Sharon" without adequate parking? Who's brilliant idea was it to close the first floor of Katie Bells? Who had so much respect for the Katie Bell employees that they terminated them without severance? Oh, but wait, they can reapply for their old position. I wonder, is that with or without a salary reduction? Who's idea was it to eliminate live music on the Square during high priced (or any) performances at "The Sharon". Who is this intellectual business marvel? I don't know, but who ever made these inane decisions, should be fired!

Looks to me like Harold's kids have one thing in mind, more money.

Good Luck!
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Your very first post. Hmmmmm.

Why don't we just wait and see how this all works out? All of the "sturm und drang" from all of the other supposed disasters have been tempests in teapots. Are you an employee affected? You do know that the high prices for tickets don't all go to a pile on the Morse's desk? You have to PAY the acts.

It makes me furious when I see this greed, greed, greed thing. Doesn't anyone know that not everything works like the federal government, at a deficit?

You get something nice and there is someone who is jealous. My bet is this is someone who can't for some reason move here and enjoy this place and I am sorry for that.

Kinda. It is probably someone who just bought some other place in Florida and is regretting it.

But if this is a real resident....couldn't you wait to pan it after it didn't WORK??????? Sheesh!!!!!

You hate all this supposed greed? I hate all this negativity for something that hasn't happened.
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I guess The Villages has transformed from Florida's Friendliest Home Town to Florida's "greediest" home town. I can't believe what is being done to Katie Bells, their employees and Spanish Springs Square performers, aka bands, in order to make, I assume, "The Sharon" a going concern. If this is the case, I hope "The Sharon" is a financial disaster for the developer(s)!

Who's short sided planning was it to build "The Sharon" without adequate parking? Who's brilliant idea was it to close the first floor of Katie Bells? Who had so much respect for the Katie Bell employees that they terminated them without severance? Oh, but wait, they can reapply for their old position. I wonder, is that with or without a salary reduction? Who's idea was it to eliminate live music on the Square during high priced (or any) performances at "The Sharon". Who is this intellectual business marvel? I don't know, but who ever made these inane decisions, should be fired!

Looks to me like Harold's kids have one thing in mind, more money.

Good Luck!
Larry Kraning
The "Family" owns and manages over 4million sq feet of commercial space in and adjacent to The Villages with occupancy rates above 90 per cent. In order to be succrssful in business there often comes a time when you need to pull the plug and modify the plan even if it is not yet perceivd by the masses that change is needed.

Thank heaven the the "Family" is running the commercial development, and adapting , and renewing, and reacting to the needs that the inmates often do not have any experience with, nor concept of.
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Katie Bells was in dire need of an update!
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and the beat goes on...if only they could have discussed this with the OP before hand. One would have to ascribe any past accomplishments of the Morse dynasty tantamount to sheer luck in light of your mischaracterization?
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:46 AM
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I guess The Villages has transformed from Florida's Friendliest Home Town to Florida's "greediest" home town. I can't believe what is being done to Katie Bells, their employees and Spanish Springs Square performers, aka bands, in order to make, I assume, "The Sharon" a going concern. If this is the case, I hope "The Sharon" is a financial disaster for the developer(s)!

Who's short sided planning was it to build "The Sharon" without adequate parking? Who's brilliant idea was it to close the first floor of Katie Bells? Who had so much respect for the Katie Bell employees that they terminated them without severance? Oh, but wait, they can reapply for their old position. I wonder, is that with or without a salary reduction? Who's idea was it to eliminate live music on the Square during high priced (or any) performances at "The Sharon". Who is this intellectual business marvel? I don't know, but who ever made these inane decisions, should be fired!

Looks to me like Harold's kids have one thing in mind, more money.

Good Luck!
Larry Kraning
Wow, quite a post. I hope you don't live here if you are wishing a financial disaster for the developer.
Seeing as this is your first post, I am assuming you are an employee at Katie Belles.
Yes, it is going to rough on some of the employees and I wish them well.
This is not a decision just made by the kids. My guess is this has been in the planning stages for quite sometime.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:34 AM
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WOW ! I guess if you're going to be negative, oh well, I guess you can. BUT, YOU'RE ALSO IN THE MINORITY !
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Really coach? 64% of those responding today agree with me.
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Really coach? 64% of those responding today agree with me.

Somebody paid attention in 5th grade math...
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Really coach? 64% of those responding today agree with me.
How are you coming up with 64 % are here agreeing with you ? Just curious
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Wow, your empathy for the employees is quite breathtaking. We know several of the employees at Katie Belles and all have been terminated. Yeah I'd say that's rough but, I suppose if you're retired and get your social security, pension or what ever, it's not that big a deal, huh. I do live here and have since 2004.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:24 PM
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IMHO, the whole Katie Belles thing is overrated. The food average and the entertainment that I saw amateurish. A lot of people loved it, kinda corny if you ask me. I guess my generation the middle baby boomers won't care if it goes away or not. One poster said most people south of 466 don't go anyway. I think that's accurate. Most everybody goes once because it's our own but a lot of newer people never go back. Just saying...
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I'm sorry, it's 69%. Check the poll in todays ************* online.
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I'm sorry, it's 69%. Check the poll in todays ************* online.
Perhaps 69% are disappointed with the changes but it certainly doesn't reflect how many people concur with your rant on TOTV. Nobody wants to see anyone lose their job especially for reasons out of their control. However, one does not garner sympathy and/or empathy through character assassination.
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