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Old 12-03-2017, 06:49 AM
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How about Wednesdays at Fiesta Bowl. Free chicken wings and dollar beers with live entertainment. Yes free chicken wings. They would set up several buffet tables and bring out mountains of wings, mild, sweet, hot, plum, etc.

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Old 12-03-2017, 09:53 AM
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Does anyone remember the Sales Office in SS? It was like walking into a movie scene from the Arabian Nights - incredible. I remember going in there to buy a home and just standing there looking up at the ceiling in awe. They had a coffee and muffin bar - I believe you could just walk in and help yourself to coffee and muffins. They had a huge reception desk and people were lined up to get a sales associate and buy a home!

Also the original Sales Office at LSL. Modeled just like a Gentleman's Club from the 1800's.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:13 AM
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Does anyone remember the Sales Office in SS? It was like walking into a movie scene from the Arabian Nights - incredible. I remember going in there to buy a home and just standing there looking up at the ceiling in awe. They had a coffee and muffin bar - I believe you could just walk in and help yourself to coffee and muffins. They had a huge reception desk and people were lined up to get a sales associate and buy a home!

Also the original Sales Office at LSL. Modeled just like a Gentleman's Club from the 1800's.
Yes that building in SS is La Rena. It's where MVP is today and where the big tent was before La Rena was built as someone else mentioned here. I agree it was absolutely stunning inside the lobby.

Speaking of free muffins - remember the furniture store attached to the Lake Sumter sales office. Gorgeous displays and free warm cookies at the far end.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:38 AM
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Yes that building in SS is La Rena. It's where MVP is today and where the big tent was before La Rena was built as someone else mentioned here. I agree it was absolutely stunning inside the lobby.

Speaking of free muffins - remember the furniture store attached to the Lake Sumter sales office. Gorgeous displays and free warm cookies at the far end.
Those were the days ..................... Yes I do, but I had to think long and hard about that one! Wasn't that the "field of dreams" or something, where you went to chose your colors, tiles, carpet etc. etc.?
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:57 PM
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Yes that building in SS is La Rena. It's where MVP is today and where the big tent was before La Rena was built as someone else mentioned here. I agree it was absolutely stunning inside the lobby.

Speaking of free muffins - remember the furniture store attached to the Lake Sumter sales office. Gorgeous displays and free warm cookies at the far end.
Southern Lifestyles best furniture store with incredible customer service. And the cookies were great too
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:23 PM
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Those were the days ..................... Yes I do, but I had to think long and hard about that one! Wasn't that the "field of dreams" or something, where you went to chose your colors, tiles, carpet etc. etc.?
"Those were the days". For some strange reason this touched my funny-bone. The Villages would stage a model home furnished by Southern Lifestyles and new buyers would run to them and replicate what they seen. During this period of time your friends would proudly invite you over to see their new house. There wasn't as many models as today thus many looked alike and everyone had the same furniture. The biggie was the pastel flowery living room set and seaside collection accessories.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:32 PM
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"Those were the days". For some strange reason this touched my funny-bone. The Villages would stage a model home furnished by Southern Lifestyles and new buyers would run to them and replicate what they seen. During this period of time your friends would proudly invite you over to see their new house. There wasn't as many models as today thus many looked alike and everyone had the same furniture. The biggie was the pastel flowery living room set and seaside collection accessories.
Today's equivalent is gold Yamaha golf carts (confession I have 2). Now you know why people put their names on them. I was at CVS one day and explaining to my wife why we need our name on the cart/s. She would have no part of it. She was explaining to me I shouldn't publish who I am just in case one of those rare moments occur where I slightly step out of line. Right then a gold Yamaha golf cart pulls next to us with a surfboard mounted to the roof. I smiled and pointed what about one of them ? I was told to go in the store and get my meds.
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Trying to explain the Villages' Idiot Club to relatives visiting from points north. A page from this book (sorry) describes it--

Leisureville: Adventures in a World Without Children - Andrew D. Blechman - Google Books
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:33 AM
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I miss the Veranda restaurant at LSL. It was so beautiful with the large fireplace, especially on a chilly winter night. We used to gather there as a singles group to enjoy a leisurely dinner and the food was very good. I also held a lot of our meet and greets for new people there, and the service was fantastic.
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:33 PM
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I miss the Veranda restaurant at LSL. It was so beautiful with the large fireplace, especially on a chilly winter night. We used to gather there as a singles group to enjoy a leisurely dinner and the food was very good. I also held a lot of our meet and greets for new people there, and the service was fantastic.
I loved the food and ambiance and our meet and greets. Those were great fun times.
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