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Just Off Campus Bar and Grill

by Peni Griffin Posted 25th Feb 2016 at 3:38 PM - Updated 11th May 2016 at 4:42 AM by Peni Griffin : fixed the missing paint!
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My sims, unlike me, tend to date and go on outings a lot in college; so I was frustrated, building Land Grant University, not to be able to provide any proper dating venues, where couples could fill that "dine out" want. So as soon as LGU was safely uploaded, I fired up AGS, plopped the LGU terrain down in an empty Uni+NL neighborhood, and started building. The Just Off Campus Bar & Grill is the first result.

Dining, check. Dancing, check. Drinking, check. Duet, check. There's even a photobooth to woohoo in, if the date is up for it, or to take a nice romantic picture if not. Not even the largest outings will have any problem being seated with this many tables, either. The floor arrangement avoids both routing failure and dishwashing in the restrooms, as well as providing space for mass smustle parties. Yes, the decor is a little bit bright, but the clientele will all be Bright Young Things so that's only suitable.

I have never had a problem with students leaving homework on the tables of on-campus restaurants, if that's worrying you; and there's nothing like dating on-campus to make those semester hours fly by! Since the LGU terrain map is built on the assumption that all lots would be 3x2 or 3x3 (the smallest available in a University-only game), the Bar & Grill is built to the same scale, intended to fit with the other Just Off Campus businesses in that subhood; but it would work just as well on other campuses, or even in the more Bohemian portions of Downtown or your favorite neighborhood. (Widespot really needs a proper date venue. Just thought I'd mention that.)

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price (furnished): $91,708

Additional Credits:
All thanks to the creators of the AGS, without whom I wouldn't be building for upload at all; and to all the people who checked in on the feedback thread in the Creator Feedback forum, but particularly Jawusa, Joandsarah, and Justpetro for coming back repeatedly with specific and constructive input. All remaining features anyone hates about this lot are solely my responsibility. They certainly tried to talk sense to me.

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

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Just Off Campus Bar & Grill.7z

Size: 363.2 KB · Downloads: 913 · 11th May 2016
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 25th Feb 2016 at 4:04 PM
Looks great, thank you!
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#3 Old 25th Feb 2016 at 8:12 PM
I'm glad to see it uploaded. I'll place this lot in my Land Grant University. Can't wait to send Ida Juana here for a date with Hi Thyme.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 25th Feb 2016 at 8:46 PM
Job well done, Peni - it looks like fun.
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#5 Old 25th Feb 2016 at 10:53 PM
Good job Peni.
Mad Poster
#6 Old 26th Feb 2016 at 6:19 PM
I'm looking forward to loading up my game and sending some of Land Grant University's sims here on a date! :-) Did you have a particular spot in mind for this lot, or just anywhere near the other "Just Off Campus" lots?
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#7 Old 26th Feb 2016 at 11:35 PM
There's a number of places it would fit on either side of campus. I've also got a couple of 3x1 lots in the queue to put on the riverfront, one of which is a diner, so bear that in mind when placing this one. They'll be competing with each other, though presumably they're all under the ownership of the same entrepreneur.

There's room for a number of different arrangements of lots across from the College Bluff Shopping Center/Big Box store, but I've got a couple of chain restaurants (3x3 and 2x3) in preparation for that, so I don't recommend that location. That area strikes me as more for non-funky places to take the parents when they visit.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . Widespot,Widespot RFD: The Subhood, and Land Grant University are all available here. In case you care.)
Test Subject
#8 Old 4th Mar 2016 at 4:11 AM
thank you
Field Researcher
#9 Old 7th May 2016 at 8:20 PM
Just a heads up - there's no wall covering on the inside of the indent where the door is. It's nothing major; just thought you'd like to know.

♫Cuz I don't have a home in this life, I have to roam. Got nowhere to lay my head, so I'll follow you instead, and set my gaze on the place I'm going to. Til then I'm homeless, but I'll roam with you...♫

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#10 Old 11th May 2016 at 4:44 AM
Argh! Thanks, Natteryak! You'd think I could've noticed that sooner...actually I knew one of the copies I'm playing in the GS Uberhood had that missing, but I thought for sure I'd fixed that before the upload. It's all fixed now.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . Widespot,Widespot RFD: The Subhood, and Land Grant University are all available here. In case you care.)