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Vetinari's Bistro, Grocery & Nectar Shop

by Thranduil Oropherion Posted 24th Jul 2011 at 3:26 AM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 12:11 PM by fairycake89
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Vetinari's Bistro, Grocery and Nectar Shop is fiendishly (hence the name ) simple one stop shop for all your sims edible and Nectar needs, without the hassle of all that dodgy Foreign Travel ... The Bistro serves lots of different dishes 24hrs a day, you can eat in or take away. Combined with the Bistro is a Grocery store selling all the usual veggies, meat and fish as sold in the regular Grocery store. The Nectar shop stocks a wide variety of Nectar from $ to $$$$$! But don't worry, you can try before you buy and you don't have to worry about getting lost in Champs Les Sims to get your fix of Nectar ever again!

Placement and Nectar Racks
I made this little lot for my own game and the 'locals' seemed to like it so much, I thought I'd share. I think it's the Nectar shop which is the allure.

Once placed, the game will spawn two (badly dressed) sims to man each of the Registers, this may take a few minutes for the game to think it through, so don't worry if they don't come immediately. I suggest editting the spawned sims in CAS to create a more corperate image!

Regarding placement, I put the lot on a Visitors Allowed lot and it works fine. I have already set the racks to include buyable Nectar at various prices and racks to offer tasting options, but If you wish to re-set the Nectar shelves yourself, you can change the settings for them in Build Mode usings ctr-shift-click on the Nectar racks, this allows you to make the racks 'tasteable', 'buyable' and gives you the option (under Treasure) to set the value of the Nectar in the racks.

The ground floor is the current Shop Floor and the upper floor is decorated and ready to go if you wish to expand the business, it merely requires the addition of stairs to set up. I have included a picture of it as it is.

Custom Content Used But Not Included
The Sims 3 Harvest Bounty Set (Free)

Altered Plants by HystericalParoxysm

Furnished: 66.789
Unfurnished: 35.233
Lot size: 20x15 (the uploading form won't allow me to specify a 20x15 lot) I place this where the Spa *was* and move the Spa elsewhere.
Playtested: Yes!

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 66.789

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

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Size: 2.65 MB · Downloads: 4,216 · 24th Jul 2011
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Forum Resident
#2 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 5:18 AM
Again you created a beautiful lot, dominated by a fine, lemon-creamy colour! It's looking very elegant. Thank you so much for your great creations!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 6:05 AM
This is fabulous ^^
#4 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 10:00 AM
What a lovely lot, thank you.
I really hope EA will include home-businesses for one of the future expansions, so it is possible to own this shop and live upstairs.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 1:46 PM
Love it.

. . . because sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hang onto.
#6 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 3:59 PM
It has a quaint, small town look, it's adorable and I love it!! Thank you for sharing Vetinari's Bistro.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#7 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 4:26 PM
Thanks so much I really appreciate the kind words!
Test Subject
#8 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 2:29 AM
Ahhh, I saw this, it must have been yesterday on an updating site, and have not been able to find until just now! What's up with this site, it's not always showing all the updates.... sigh.

Anyway, this is exactly what I need in my game, great job!
#9 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 3:26 PM
Originally Posted by Cocomama
What a lovely lot, thank you.
I really hope EA will include home-businesses for one of the future expansions, so it is possible to own this shop and live upstairs.

Perhaps turn it into a day-care centre?
Test Subject
#10 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 2:27 AM
Reply!!! what do you mean by "badly" dressed sims??? like bad cc monster sims! or just bad fashion sense??? replyyyy
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#11 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 6:22 AM
Originally Posted by naniiscute16
Reply!!! what do you mean by "badly" dressed sims??? like bad cc monster sims! or just bad fashion sense??? replyyyy

lol! I mean bad fashion sense!
Test Subject
#12 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 5:27 PM

I've been hunting for a grocery store for Sunset Valley (Second Edition), something that fits the high-end region near the peninsula (sorry, forgot the name at the moment), and this is PERFECT!!

Again, thank you very very VERY MUCH! Yay! :D
Test Subject
#13 Old 1st Jan 2013 at 7:43 PM
This is GREAT !!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 5th Feb 2013 at 7:49 AM
I badly need a bistro the nectary is such a plus!
And I also love that you tested it with the Roomies household. They're my fav :D
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#15 Old 8th Feb 2013 at 1:33 AM
Thank you! <3
Test Subject
#16 Old 15th Oct 2013 at 1:53 PM
It's just lovely. Thank you for sharing this!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 6th Mar 2018 at 4:43 AM
It looks gorgeous! Looking forward to sipping the pricey bottles.