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The Empire Ballroom - Dance Hall

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 30th May 2012 at 4:38 PM - Updated 9th Dec 2013 at 12:38 AM by Fergus' Mind
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
For me, this lot has been very much inspired by a recent interest in Art Deco and the Roaring 20s, especialy in England, another key inspiration for this lot came from a song called "Barrowland Ballroom",which is about The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, the song is by one of my favourite singers; Amy Macdonald, which can be found here:

But anyway, the Empire Ballroom stands proud in any community, although in it's hey-day would have be condemned by the Dance Halls act in Catholic Ireland. I originally built it in Bridgeport, but have found it looks equally at home in Riverview on the lot originally inhabbited by th "Mini Manor".It is capable of working as many kinds of community lots, but I have chosen to set it as a 'Dance Hall'. Your sims don't have to dance, instead they can play shuffleboard or go skinny dipping in the hot tubs on the roof terrace, just watch out for other sims hiding their clothes!

Inside the ballroom on the ground floor you sims will find the ballroom itself open to the floor above, a couple of bars, toilets and the kitchen.On the floor above your sims will find the shuffleboard, maintenance room, dressing room and minstrel's balcony above the dancehall bar. Should your sims dare to venture below the groundfloor they will find an underground carpark among other surprises which lay buried below the cheerful and aged exterior of the ballroom.

The lot is set as a 'Dance Club' and so to be placed, an empty community lot would have to be set as a 'Dance Club', the lot is 30 by 30 in size and costs 248,522 simoleons furnished and 142,509 un-furnished. I hope your sims will enjoy it as much as mine do.

Have Fun!

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 248,522 Simoleons

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

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#2 Old 30th May 2012 at 5:13 PM
It's an interesting lot and from your shots, it looks like it has something of interest for everyone. Thank you for sharing it.
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 30th May 2012 at 11:54 PM

Lab Assistant
#4 Old 31st May 2012 at 12:20 AM
I love love love love it :rah:
Field Researcher
#5 Old 31st May 2012 at 9:46 PM
Thank you so much for sharing. This is going to be awesome for my neighbourhood because my version of Sunset Valley is mainly vampires. Most are dressed very vintage to show their passion for the era that this will fit in.
Original Poster
#6 Old 1st Jun 2012 at 9:02 AM
Originally Posted by Simaboder
Thank you so much for sharing. This is going to be awesome for my neighbourhood because my version of Sunset Valley is mainly vampires. Most are dressed very vintage to show their passion for the era that this will fit in.

Well then, I think they'll appreciate what's lurking below in the basement...
Field Researcher
#7 Old 1st Jun 2012 at 4:38 PM
Fergie, I had to come back and tell you how much I love this! OhMyGosh! I love the kitchen! Thank you again for this. To people who haven't considered downloading this, do it. It's amazing.
Test Subject
#8 Old 1st Dec 2013 at 11:19 PM
I rarely download anything but mods from here - but your ballrooms both look so fantastic and true to the architectural concepts that I have taken both of them - Thank you!
Test Subject
#9 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 6:51 PM
Great venue.