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What did you do with Magnolia Promenade?

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I'm in the process of rebuilding/populating all of the worlds for my game.
I think I have more than enough residential lots(I've been turning some of the bigger lots into multiple trailers or condo's to house 6-8 sims each), but I don't really know what I want to do with Magnolia Promenade. I think I've visited the retail lots there a total of once,,,, when they came out lol.

So, what did you all decide to do with Magnolia Promenade? :>

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  • MorkovkaMorkovka Posts: 413 Member
    I have two played retails there now (clothing and woodwork), a huge gym with climbing treadmills (instead of that big empty and sad trade center) and a spa from Maxis gallery.
    So my sport and wellness Sims go there a lot.
    I actually like the promenade itself and the world in general.
  • SharoniaSharonia Posts: 840 Member
    I put in Sunnyside diner and left it as it was apart from that.
  • vancanuckfan86vancanuckfan86 Posts: 916 Member
    I've created a restaurant promenade with Magnolia Promenade. Currently I have Diner, Asian, Seafood and an Italian restaurants in my most recent save file.
  • annaliese39annaliese39 Posts: 1,364 Member
    Magnolia Promenade is my go to for retail lots. I tend to view it as a town centre/shopping area. Sometimes I add a bakery, restaurant or cinema. My main sim has a little bookshop there where he can do his freelance work and write and sell his books.
  • SikoahGraceSikoahGrace Posts: 1,323 Member
    Turned into a make believe college town. Two apartment buildings, a nightclub, and a park.
  • KelleygirlKelleygirl Posts: 581 Member
    In one save, I turned it into residential with brick warehouse-type homes; everyone that lived there were artists. In another save, I used it for restaurants and bars, kind of a party square. Its one of my favorite places because it is like its on little place.
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  • Mariefoxprice83Mariefoxprice83 Posts: 5,973 Member
    Most of the time I ignore it. In my current save I have a general store, a bakery, a carpenter's shop and a books and collectables store.
  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 713 Member
    It’s nice to have a small neighborhood to do something with a theme. I used mine as the religious center with a large cathedral, small chapel, graveyard, and Vicar’s cottage.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 14,083 Member
    In two iterations of my ancestral game save, I placed my Sims' Trading post. Another time it was his father's Tavern.
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  • So_MoneySo_Money Posts: 1,862 Member
    edited August 12
    All community lots, mostly restaurants and bars, a gym, a park. The name Magnolia Promenade just screams outdoor mall to me.
  • CatzillaCatzilla Posts: 237 Member
    I'm not sure what to do with it yet. I haven't quite got the hang of retail while having a family thing either.
  • SimChiSimChi Posts: 115 Member
    I deleted all the lots and made it into several park-like areas.
  • Meegie1977Meegie1977 Posts: 215 Member
    edited August 12
    I built a church/chapel that my sims can get married at on one lot, then a retirement home for elder sims (which by the way is so fun to play!), and a community garden, so that the retirees can garden and the weddings at the chapel can have photos there afterwards, it's also a great place for my other world sims to pick up produce to plant on their own lots.
  • KimmerKimmer Posts: 76 Member
    I usually place Chez Llama restaurant on the empty lot and I replace one of the smaller shops with a photo studio.
  • ChazzzyChazzzy Posts: 4,075 Member
    Absolutely nothing and I’m so ashamed.
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  • RouenpucelleRouenpucelle Posts: 584 Member
    Meegie1977 wrote: »
    I built a church/chapel that my sims can get married at on one lot, then a retirement home for elder sims (which by the way is so fun to play!), and a community garden, so that the retirees can garden and the weddings at the chapel can have photos there afterwards, it's also a great place for my other world sims to pick up produce to plant on their own lots.

    I'd love to hear more about your retirement home!

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  • GrumpyGlowfishGrumpyGlowfish Posts: 1,082 Member
    I downloaded LittleMsSam's gender-restricting lot trait and turned Magnolia Promenade into a recreational area for women only. It currently has a restaurant, a spa, a clothing store and an arts centre, the latter being the hangout of my Women Power club.
  • LiesSimLiesSim Posts: 337 Member
    It was untouched in my game for a very long time. Now it contains a wedding venue, a restaurant, a wellness/gym and a bowling/skating park.
  • SiliCloneSiliClone Posts: 2,067 Member
    I forgot it exists.
  • Meegie1977Meegie1977 Posts: 215 Member
    Meegie1977 wrote: »
    I built a church/chapel that my sims can get married at on one lot, then a retirement home for elder sims (which by the way is so fun to play!), and a community garden, so that the retirees can garden and the weddings at the chapel can have photos there afterwards, it's also a great place for my other world sims to pick up produce to plant on their own lots.

    I'd love to hear more about your retirement home!

    It's awesome, I have a big two storey house with 8 single bedrooms upstairs with 2 shared bathrooms, then downstairs there is a kitchen, small toilet cubicles, a big dining room and an activity room with games and a tv, bookcases, also a pool outside and the ring toss game and a small garden. I put all the retireea into a group so I can make them all do activites, like read, yoga, play piano and sing as a group. Then occasionally I take them on days out to the community garden or to other community lots. I use a butler as the caretaker/chef and a maid to help keep the place cleaned. I like using the call to meal action to make them eat together. It's so funny, some of them are grumpy and erratic or slobs, so things get pretty strange! 🙂
  • NindigoNindigo Posts: 1,204 Member
    Nothing. I'm only vaguely aware of its exsistence.

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  • HestiaHestia Posts: 1,388 Member
    Sharma Day Spa, Divisadero Budget Books, EverFresh Delights Supermarket and The Roadstead (which I plan on revamping as a large clothes shop).
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  • RavenSpitRavenSpit Posts: 334 Member
    my MP is a LGBT+ nightlife world with 2lounges, 1 karaoke bar and 1 nightclub
  • KathykinsKathykins Posts: 743 Member
    I've not done anything to it. I have enough bars, nightclubs and gyms. Other community lots are not interesting to me, I'm usually reducing the number of each type in every save. Oh, I do put down a spa some times, or combine spa/wellness with a gym if space permits. I've tried owning retail, it was frustrating. So I'm staying away.

    I'll probably use it for residential, if I ever run out of space. Maybe.
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  • SharoniaSharonia Posts: 840 Member
    I visited the retail stores last night while I was playing just to see what they were like and wow they are poop. I might have to get rid of those at some point and replace them with something more useful to me.
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