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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Spanish Springs retail location to be renovated ahead of arrival of new store

A Spanish Springs retail location will be renovated ahead of the arrival of a new store.

Building remodeling plans were received this week by the Lady Lake Growth Management Department for the space at 1158 Main St. in the Mercado Building. The location was previously home to Picture You.

The gift shop, The Paper Store and More, will be moving into the renovated space.

This retail space in Spanish Springs is being renovated
This retail space in Spanish Springs is being renovated.

Bob Anderson founded the company in 1964 in Maynard, Mass.

The Paper Store is one of the largest family-owned and operated specialty gift businesses in the country. Today, the Anderson family operates 100 stores throughout the Northeast and also in Florida – as well as a thriving eCommerce business — with over 3,000 employees.

The Paper Store offers fashion apparel, accessories, spa, home décor, stationery, jewelry, sports, and more from brands like Vera Bradley, Lilly Pulitzer, Jeep, Life is Good, Vineyard Vines and Pura Vida.

The multi-modal paths are open to everybody

A Village of Gilchrist woman, in a Letter to the Editor, says the multi-modal paths are to be shared by everyone and are not exclusively for golf carts.

I enjoy riding my bicycle on multi-modal paths in The Villages

A Village of Dunedin resident, who frequently rides a bicycle on the multi-modal paths in The Villages, responds to a Letter to the Editor from a resident of the Village of DeSoto.

Pedestrians are not always treated with respect on multi-modal paths

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Osceola Hills at Soaring Eagle resident says that pedestrians are not always treated with respect on the multi-modal paths.

The rule is that we are supposed to share the paths

A Village of Linden offers some clarification about the intent for the use of the multi-modal paths in The Villages.

Multi-functional paths can accommodate all

A Village of Santo Domingo reader takes issue with a Villager who said that walkers and bicyclists need to get out of the way of golf carts on the multi-modal paths.