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Read Books & Drink Coffee~City Library with Starbucks for Downtown

by Rosehill9991 Posted 28th Nov 2008 at 6:26 AM - Updated 15th Mar 2009 at 6:23 AM by Rosehill9991
31 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This will look great in your neighborhood even if your Sims don't want to read or drink coffee. It's a Public Library with a Starbucks next door. I know there's a similar Starbucks on my other lot. But there really is a Starbucks on every corner. And it's a Sim Magnet for some reason.

It's like getting two lots in this Download
The Library:
The Library is inspired by the New York Public Library. Of course it's not anywhere as grand but I think it has the right spirit. You walk into high marble walls, and marble ceiling first floor. Restrooms to the left and right. Take the wide staircase up to the reading room on the Second floor.

Starbucks Building:
The Starbucks is typical of what you find in the city. Brick walls, armchairs and a display of Starbucks products. An ATM is available outside the building. There is an apartment on the second floorr. It is totally empty right now but it is suitable for a restaurant, or anything else you can think of. If you have AL, this would be a nice space for an apartment. It has a seperate stair case and is totally private.

Boolprop and move objects used.
The custom content is in its own file. You must download this also and install to your Downloads folder if you want the library to look like the photos. If you choose not to, the library will not have most wallpaper and floors, and lions, and no parking signs, meters, balconies,atm, newstand, or starbucks items. (see list of custom content for exact items)
The lot was tested and worked fine. Let me know if there are any problems
I hope you enjoy taking your Sims to this lot. Thanks so much for Downloading. Please take a moment to hit the thanks button if you like the lot. If you hate it, you can also tell me

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 90000

Custom Content by Me:
- Concrete Swirl Floor

Custom Content Included:
- Statley Lion by gromit
- Tomb by gromit
- Road Sign - Regular Rectangle by darylmarkloc
- Road Sign - 2 Hour Parking by darylmarkloc
- Balcony by Nanisim by nanisim
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Starbucks Whole Bean Coffee by zeroth
- Starbucks Coffee Mug Mesh by zeroth
- Starbucks Coffee Mug by zeroth
- Starbucks Logo Ceiling Sign by zeroth
- Starbucks Logo Hanging Wall Sign by zeroth
- Assorted Tazo Tea by zeroth
- HolySimoly_OldMason_StoneConcrete  by HolySimoly
- Wall by Skye by Skye Sterling
- Wall by Skye by Skye Sterling
- Wall by Skye by Skye Sterling
- Wall by Skye by Skye Sterling
- Grimey Grey Wall by by La_Exotique
- Newpaper Boxes by Retail Sims
- Parking Meter by Retail Sims
- ATM by Retail Sims

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the Custom Content Creators whose work made this lot a work of art

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Library Custom Content.rar

Size: 1.88 MB · Downloads: 11,623 · 28th Nov 2008
1.88 MB 11,623 28th Nov 2008
City Library and Starbucks.rar

Size: 710.6 KB · Downloads: 12,994 · 28th Nov 2008
710.6 KB 12,994 28th Nov 2008
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 1:18 PM
It's very nice. It does look a lot like the NYC library, but without the size. Someone on this site made a NYC Library over a year ago. It was stunningly magnificent but huge! This one gets at the same idea without taking up so much space on the computer. Nice job!

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Zombie Socks
#3 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 4:50 PM
This is LOVELY! I cannot thank you enough!

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Original Poster
#4 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 4:53 PM
Thank you so much. Thats exactly what I was trying to achieve. I didnt want to make the Library the main focus of the lot. But mainly a nice place for Sims to meet and socialize and a beautiful addition to your neighborhood.


Rose Hill

I love this one the most
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Wiki Wizard
#5 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 5:40 PM
Stunning work, well done thanks!

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#6 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 6:01 PM
I will not be downloading this lot [yet] because it requires expansions that I do not [yet] have, but I would like to leave feedback regarding
Originally Posted by Rosehill9991
The custom content is in its own file. You must download this also and install to your Downloads folder if you want the library to look like the photos. If you choose not to, the library will not have most wallpaper and floors, and lions, and no parking signs, meters, balconies,atm, newstand, or starbucks items.
I absolutely hate downloading lots with large quantities of Custom Content that cannot be used anywhere except the lot it was downloaded with, and I detest cluttering my Downloads folder with large quantities of annonomous files. Packaging the Custom Content seperately, like you did, makes me much more willing to download a lot, because I know I will be able to track the Custom Content, and expect to be able to use it myself, in my own houses.


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Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Nov 2008 at 1:23 AM
WOW Your talented TOO
#8 Old 1st Dec 2008 at 5:48 AM
Thank you! I cannot wait to use this in game it''s absolutely wonderful!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 11:10 PM
This looks really great
Test Subject
14th Dec 2008 at 2:41 AM
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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 10:34 PM
Wow! I love your all of your lots. The library remind me of the entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (in Manhattan) and the Central Library in Brooklyn. This will be a great addition to my urban neighborhood.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 20th Dec 2008 at 12:27 AM
aww thank you, and thanks for the nice feedback. It means alot.
alia-shiri, I love the buildings and architecture in New York. Its a major influence in alot of the lots I try to create. So it makes me happy to hear that. Thanks

Rose Hill

I love this one the most
Dedication, Determination, Deliberation
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 28th Feb 2009 at 12:59 AM
You should put the big pictures in the post. Its hard to appreciate withthe little ones. This is magnificent btw
Test Subject
#13 Old 30th Apr 2009 at 10:29 AM
Homg Starbucks! ....ilu? ♥♥
Mad Poster
#14 Old 14th May 2009 at 8:48 PM
Sadly, you can't have a business on the same lot as apartments. Think I'll download, change zoning to residential, and then have my sim live upstairs and have a "home business" downstairs!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 16th May 2009 at 2:05 AM
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :P

grammapat, Thats a great idea. I zoned this community originally, but it would be fun to live right on top of your home business.

Rose Hill

I love this one the most
Dedication, Determination, Deliberation
Test Subject
#16 Old 16th Jul 2009 at 11:47 PM
This is beautiful! Will work great for a sims2 story I'm working on. Thanks!
Test Subject
#17 Old 3rd Oct 2009 at 9:19 AM
When i was in londen, i eated a frapuccino in a starbuck cofee wich looked just like this one! and i love the libary also, thanks

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#18 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 6:42 PM
::nab:: -- By the time I get around to installing this, I`ll have already installed all of the required expansions. .

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Test Subject
#19 Old 1st Aug 2010 at 1:13 PM
A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!!!!! Thank you! ^________^
Test Subject
#20 Old 15th Sep 2010 at 8:37 PM
EPIC with a capital EPIC. Two lots in one! Now there's a neat idea.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 27th Mar 2012 at 2:01 AM
This is just magnificent - I have some other Starbucks but all are so different and this one is a fabulous idea having it with the library. Thank you so much
Forum Resident
#22 Old 30th May 2013 at 3:08 AM
This is awesome
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 28th Nov 2014 at 10:41 PM
I love that you included the custom content separately in it's own little folder. That way it did not get splattered all over my downloads folder.
Test Subject
#24 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 7:28 PM
Great Download today. Need this lot
Test Subject
#25 Old 21st May 2015 at 5:04 AM
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