This week was the annual Evening With the Developer event, during which the developer provides his updates on what's going on in the community and what's to come.
For the most part it was pretty standard “this community wouldn't be what it is without you, the residents” type fare, but there were a few nice surprises among the updates.
One nice announcement is that Rialto Theatre in Spanish Springs will be undergoing some major upgrades including a new lobby, an improved sound system, and reclining seats.
The developer gave an update on The Villages Grown project saying that work would begin soon on their first retail store in Brownwood, and that produce will be delivered throughout the community via a restored Airstream this summer.
And a few weeks ago we mentioned the demise of the Hacienda Hills Country Club restaurant, but at the Evening With the Developer event The Villages director of operations provided some vague hope for those who wish to see Hacienda Hills live another day, saying that The Villages was exploring their options of putting another restaurant in that space.
Villages-News has a nice roundup of the evening's events that you can read right here, and The Villages Daily Sun posted this highlight reel on their Facebook page:
In other news…
It's usually much later in the stages of development that you begin to see maintenance rate increases and possible special assessments, but residents in one of The Villages newest areas, The Village of Fenney might already be seeing some small increases in their maintenance assessments. – Villages-News
I'll leave you with another video worth watching this week. An 82-year old Villager covers “That's Amore” with his granddaughter:
Have a great week!