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Old 03-12-2019, 01:07 PM
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Cold no more suggested this idea a couple of weeks ago and he well may have been right, that people generally are not as interested in golf as they once were.

If that is so, then I am sure The Villages will be onto the trend. OR NOT...….

Read this on the subject of golf from Forbes Magazine;
How A Declining Middle Class Is Killing Golf
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bogie Shooter View Post
Cheap shot!

Cheap shot, or Chip shot??
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:15 PM
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If I wanted all those stores in my backyard I would have never left Long Island. I do think you'll see another square and at some point more stores will be coming but remember several old time stores are starting to close as online shopping and fast delivery like Amazon are getting bigger and better.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dewilson58 View Post
Cheap shot, or Chip shot??
You decide
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by coffeebean View Post
Does this shopping plaza have a Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, JoAnn's, Best Buy, Kohl's, Kirkland, Pier One, Michael's, Staples, etc, etc, etc?
Did you hear about the new Costco they're building down there?

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Old 03-12-2019, 01:56 PM
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My main concern is the championship golf can only play 4 executive courses for so long
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:07 PM
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IMHO - they will build less Regulation (none are Championship) courses in this area as golf is losing popularity. The Morse family is very good at predicting trends!

I believe you will see MORE varied amenities similar to what they are building now.

Shopping will come with time. Retailers wont rent space if the population does not warrant the expense. Until homes are built and sold, residents will be inconvenienced a little.

Square - don't hold your breath. It will happen. I believe the County mandates it when they approved the expansion. I don't think you will see as many similarities to what they have built in the past. Times change, we will see less brick & mortar stores.

I'm excited to see what the developer does. They have done a magnificent job so far. That's why I moved here.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bosoxfan View Post
My main concern is the championship golf can only play 4 executive courses for so long

You might want to buy a car.....there are plenty of championship golf courses north of 44 (of course that means you might have to travel 10 minutes).
No one believes the truth when the lie is more interesting

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Old 03-12-2019, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Bosoxfan View Post
It's coming up on 2 years since the first residents of Fenney moved in and there still isn't a championship golf course .Also there's only one restaurant and no commercial shopping. I know there will be a shopping area in the next year or so but no championship mention of a square in the near future.I don't know about you but I'm. starting to worry.
Easy, sell the place and buy north..In T.V. we all realize, life is short, no time to waste...
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:43 PM
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It's approaching the point where we'll be more concerned with how far away the closest Amazon distribution center is than the closest brick and mortar store of your choosing. I live south of 44 and moved down here with no intention of buying down here. Haven't regretted a minute of it. As long as we get somewhere closer to buy groceries and fill a cart up with gas every couple of weeks, that will satisfy me as everything else, food and retail, is "close enough". There is plenty of land sitting down here that is zoned "commercial", but they are not going to open up businesses and take a loss until the population meets their thresholds. Every big box business has demographic metrics that determine whether or not their business should be profitable in a given location and they typically don't invest based on projections or potential. Once those metrics start getting met and exceeded, they will come.

I can't count how many times I've driven to local brick and mortar stores looking for specific items, only to find things not in stock or not in my size. Then I go back home and order what I want online. Sometimes I order what I want while I'm still standing there in the store, disappointed that I can't get it right there.
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