The Villages - January 2009 - (Page 56)

ALL BOOKED UP BRINGS BOOKS TO COLONY PLAZA along with his wife, Jodi. Geoff said that customers can expect the same selection of books and services they are familiar with at the store’s original location in La Plaza Grande. Both stores will offer a wide selection of new and used books and the ability to order any new book at a 20 percent discount of suggested retail pricing. The computers holding customer information and used-book credits will be linked and available at both locations. The store also is known for carrying a wide selection of books written by Villages residents. Jodi will remain at the La Plaza Grande location, while Geoff is joining the daily operations as manager of the new store in Colony Plaza. “I’m still in the learning process. I’m looking forward to working with our customers. People just love our La Plaza Grande store,” Geoff said. For those customers who enjoy the bookstore cat, Geoff said the Colony location likely will have one, too. “We’re looking for a bookstore cat here. Once we get open and settled, we’ll start looking for one,” Geoff said. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 350-6669. Go & Do Retail Briefs Fans of All Booked Up have rejoiced in the recent opening of the bookstore’s second location in Colony Plaza. “We have had two-thirds of our new customers mention they live south and really would like to see us open a second location closer to them. We didn’t plan to open a second store, but we saw it as an opportunity to expand. People really want to get in their golf carts and shop. We wanted to be able to provide a familiar bookstore farther south,” said Geoff Cowart, co-owner of the store GOURMET DRINKS BY GOLF CART DRIVE THRU Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Company is serving up a new coffee and tea experience to Villages residents. Located at 4058 Wedgewood Lane in the Buffalo Ridge Shopping Center, Barnie’s is in the former Starbucks that was reacquired by the company and completely remodeled. “We’re thrilled to be opening our first store in The Villages,” said Phil Jones, president and chief executive officer. “Residents will find a coffee and tea experience unlike any other.” The store is the 50th that the company has opened. The new shop, decorated with bright colors, graphics and large photos that detail coffee’s journey from “seed to cup,” was JANUARY 2009 designed with more space for coffee beans, tea products, gifts and accessories. “We have 45 different types of whole-bean coffees, so you can go in and buy coffee by the pound or halfpound,” said Meredith McGrath, marketing director, who notes Barnie’s has it all — light, medium and dark roasts, decaffeinated and flavored coffees. “You can make your own blends; customize whatever you want.” She believes Villagers will enjoy getting coffee to go. “People can drive through and get their coffee from their golf carts,” she said. “That just seems like so much fun.” Barnie’s hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - January 2009

The Villages - January 2009
The Happiest Losers
5K Fun Run
Top Medicine at Home
Sports and Recreation
Mission in Medicine
Club Gives Blood Together
Villages Greenery
Brain Exercises
Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - January 2009