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Signs in the GameCube version
There are several things you can do with signs.
If you are always making a wrong turn in your town, you can make signs to find your way around without checking your map.
Go to the pattern place and make up, down, left, or right arrow patterns. Place them around your town as a reminder of the directions to your house or a bridge, etc.
You can put up a sign to name an orchard or flower garden.
You can place signs side by side to keep people from trampling a flower garden.
Tom Nook’s Store
Tom Nook will post a notice on the bulletin board when he is planning to expand. He will close for a day. The first store is Nook’s Cranny, then Nook 'n' Go, then Nookway , and then Nookington’s.
To get each store, you must spend (selling and
paying loans does not count) a certain number of bells.
Nook's Cranny: (open from 8am to 10pm)
Nook 'n' Go: 25,000 bells (open from 7am to 1am)
Nookway: 90,000 bells (open from 8am to 10pm)
Nookington's: 240,000 bells (open from 9am to 9pm)
When you have had Nookington's for a while, Nook will take a survey to find out whether or not his customers are satisfied. If you aren't satisfied, he will close up shop for a day and revert to a previous store. This can be valuable if you hate the early closing hours of Nookington's, but be careful with this survey. If he reverts, he will expand again in the same sequence as before as you spend more bells.