The Villages - March 2012 - (Page 58)

BUSINESS BRIEFS Sprint ReadyNow Store Consumers in The Villages just gained greater choice in mobile phone services with the opening this past month of a Sprint ReadyNow dealership store in Southern Trace Plaza Shopping Center. Store owners and sisters Melinda Miller and Melissa Highfill opened a 1,500-square-foot store at 3511 Wedgewood Lane on the western edge of the neighborhood retail center. For information call 430-3210 for more information. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Villagers get 100 percent credit for the reason these two entrepreneurs picked The Villages for an expansion site. They operate four other stores, including the one on U.S. Highway 27/441 in Lady Lake. “Golf-cart accessibility,” Miller said emphatically about the reason why they picked the Southern Trace site. Since opening the doors, Miller said, the uniqueness of the community’s golf-cart accessibility has become more apparent. “It feels like we’re in a different world now,” Miller said. Expect not only the latest and best in mobile phone technology, Miller said, but also top-notch customer service. Customers get true one-on-one service through the store’s ReadyNow program, which will personalize the phone, including setting up email, voicemail, data and all other features. “What stands us apart as a company is that we strive for the best customer service,” Miller said. “We work on our customer service daily. And we’re committed personally to the customer for the length of the contract.” City Fire American Oven & Bar The recently rebranded City Fire American Oven & Bar restaurant is earning accolades from guests not only for its newly redesigned menu, but also interior alterations that pay tribute to the American dream. Known for its sumptuous flatbread platters, the restaurant that Mike and Gina Buell own on Lake Sumter Landing Market Square has expanded its lunch and dinner menus to include a range of classic American and European flavors. That menu includes dishes such as a tender filet, sizzling Mediterranean salmon and a creamy chicken vesuvio lasagna. Open 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Saturday, the restaurant at Canal Street and Old Mill Run takes orders up until 10:30 p.m. For information call 205-7169. Meals served at this family-owned restaurant pay tribute to America’s reputation as the world’s melting pot, complete with vintage photographs, antique chandeliers and more. When she looks at some of the vintage photos, Gina can’t help but think of her great-grandfather at age 15 leaving his home in Spain, crossing an ocean, stopping for a short time in Cuba, eventually making it to America and then becoming a successful Ybor City entrepreneur. Such hopes and dreams, mixed with a desire to please the customers, explains what City Fire is all about, Gina said. “It all extends from the culture that my greatgrandfather, grandfather and father taught us children,” Gina said. “The first thing you need to understand is it doesn’t matter as much what decisions you make in the boardroom as it does with the decisions that your staff makes every day. We have a great staff and trust them implicitly. They make sure the guests are happy, and we don’t let them leave if they’re not.” MARCH 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - March 2012

The Villages - March 2012
Riding in Style
Spring Fashions in The Villages
Classic Cars
Outdoor Adventures
Women in History
Around The Villages
Shows To Go
Florida Primary
Sports and Recreation
Business Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - March 2012