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Small Chain Restaurant

by Peni Griffin Posted 10th Mar 2016 at 2:35 PM - Updated 10th Mar 2016 at 5:11 PM by Karen Lorraine
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
When building Land Grant University, I mentally reserved the space across from the College Bluff Shopping Center and Big Box store for more "nice" (i.e. bland and reliable) places than other off campus venues, ones where students could safely take their parents, no funk allowed. The space in question can accommodate a number of combinations of lots with frontages and depths of three or less. The Small Chain Restaurant was specifically designed for the corner 2x3 space directly across from the Big Box store, but would not look out of place on similar corners in the business districts of most residential suburbs and middle-class districts.

The Small Chain is meant to represent one of those regional chains that seem like nothing special to people from outside the region, but which provide a sense of both identity and continuity to people traveling around within their own geographic region. This turned out to be surprisingly easy to do with only University and Night Life and no custom content. It's clean, it's moderately attractive, and you can feed the whole outing here without breaking the budget or fearing food poisoning. The pastel faux-Federal windows and door give it a bit of an East Coast vibe to my eyes. Or you could fix it up with driftwood and nets for a seaside town, some winebottle candles for that Mediterranean feel, or what have you. And wouldn't it be pleasant making out by the fountain? I'm sure nobody's looking.

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price (furnished): $90,672

Additional Credits:
Thanks to AGS and to the people on the Creator Feedback thread - especially Joandsarah, who told me how to hang the signs on the column, and I hope I don't have to do anything that finicky again for a long time.

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

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Small Chain Restaurant.7z | A regional chain restaurant designed for any corner where a side street intersects a major artery.

Size: 481.7 KB · Downloads: 1,470 · 10th Mar 2016
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#2 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 6:34 PM
I'm glad to see this one approved as well.
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 6:38 PM
Couldn't have done it without you!

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Test Subject
#4 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 10:37 PM
Very nice lot.
Forum Resident
#5 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 10:49 PM
Just the right size restaurant! Thank you
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 10:50 PM
This is just right, I like. Thank you :)
Mad Poster
#7 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 11:56 PM
It feels as if I know this one already :) Thanks, I am really looking forward to send my Sims there.
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#8 Old 11th Mar 2016 at 7:20 AM
So glad to see this up and approved! I'm with Justpetro I feel like i know the place well already.
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 16th Mar 2016 at 11:32 PM
Very nice, just the kind of place I'd like to visit! I'm sure my Sims will love it, too!

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 30th Mar 2016 at 10:35 PM
I love this restaurant and hope my Sims will love it, too! Thanks!
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th May 2016 at 12:56 AM
Thank You
#12 Old 25th May 2016 at 4:00 AM
Thank you for this! It's very attractive, I love the colors used and you're totally right - it's perfect for those family outings! I'm going to plop it in my neighborhood since we need a nice family restaurant. Thank you again!
Mad Poster
#13 Old 3rd Dec 2020 at 1:35 AM
Thank you