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Old 03-31-2013, 06:48 AM
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Dicks Sporting Goods, Outback, AND for anyone who knows Central NY, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, for the wife a Christmas Tree Shop, Home Goods Store, AND AGAIN anyone fron Central NY knows a WEGMANS!
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I would LOVE a Starbuck's, especially if it had a drive-through.
Amen to that!
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Would like to see a Dunkin Donuts, Whole Foods, and a Panera Bread.
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Does this "wish list" get noticed by The Villages Developer so that maybe they will contact any of these franchises to see if they are interested in opening within The Villages?
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It's hard for me to understand why you are all so down on Publix. I find shopping at Publix to be the pleasantest hour of my week!
I LOVE PUBLIX TOO!

but....I know there will be lots of other shopping opportunities in the
Brownwood area.....even some brand stores and big box stores.
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[quote=AriaGrandparents2013;651459]Does this "wish list" get noticed by The Villages Developer so that maybe they will contact any of these franchises to see if they are interested in opening within The Villages?[



The survey that each of us submit yearly has a huge portion of our wants for businesses of every kind that are surely submitted to those businesses. One of the things that has happened is that much of our growth has happened in the last eight to ten years and the people who do the math, the demographers that large businesses consult have obviously missed us or didn't take a "little retirement community" seriously.

Economics 101...we are just recovering in this country from a major MAJOR economic downturn. Money for expansion has not been at the top of the lists for most businesses.

Things are beginning to look up for the country but no one has had the BOOM we have had here.

You don't just "open" a store. You have to contract for the lease for years and hire people to staff it and make a major financial commitment.

We have been here almost six years and you wouldn't believe the businesses that have come here in that time.

As Bogie Shooter often says...Patience Grasshopper.

The Morses aren't sleeping under any haystack.

Obviously. I am very protective of my beloved home town.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:44 AM
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All for the Dunkin Donuts, Ace is already S/O 466A, as for Publix I wish people who feel they're to expensive would go somewhere else to shop as it wouldn't be so crowded then, COSTCO would be nice as would Home Goods. As for another Hospital I don't think that's the answer. Maybe a few additional Urgent cares that stay open later.
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It's hard for me to understand why you are all so down on Publix. I find shopping at Publix to be the pleasantest hour of my week!
I think the reason that people are down on Publix is that it is really expensive compared to any other market (except Fresh Market) and it is ungodly crowded. Even when the snowbirds go back its crowded. It's not their fault but I think, for,the most part, that's why people grump about it.
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It's hard for me to understand why you are all so down on Publix. I find shopping at Publix to be the pleasantest hour of my week!
I like publix also , but it's good to have competition among business .
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:02 AM
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The Publix up off of Buenos Aires across from Lowes is never crowded! I live closer to Colony but I don't like the traffic!
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Does this "wish list" get noticed by The Villages Developer so that maybe they will contact any of these franchises to see if they are interested in opening within The Villages?[



The survey that each of us submit yearly has a huge portion of our wants for businesses of every kind that are surely submitted to those businesses. One of the things that has happened is that much of our growth has happened in the last eight to ten years and the people who do the math, the demographers that large businesses consult have obviously missed us or didn't take a "little retirement community" seriously.

Economics 101...we are just recovering in this country from a major MAJOR economic downturn. Money for expansion has not been at the top of the lists for most businessess,

Things are beginning to look up for the country but no one has had the BOOM we have had here.

You don't just "open" a store. You have to contract for the lease for years and hire people to staff it and make a major financial commitment.

We have been here almost six years and you wouldn't believe the businesses that have come here in that time.

As Bogie Shooter often says...Patience Grasshopper.

The Morses aren't sleeping under any haystack.

Obviously. I am very protective of my beloved home town.
I understand........I have a lot of patience.
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1) A mix of restaurants which includes some non-chain ones

2) Whole Foods

3) Trader Joe's
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:40 AM
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A gas station would be nice.
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World peace (at least south of 466A)
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