Buffett in Talks to Perform in Key West

posted July 22nd, 2017 at 7:17 am

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by Josh Martin

According to the Key West Citizen, Jimmy Buffett may play a show in Key West in the near future:

The first national act to perform at the amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park could be a familiar face, as city officials are in talks with Jimmy Buffett to perform early next year. “They’re interested in doing a concert in Key West and we’re in discussions with them,”

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Buffett Talks Chicago and The Musical

posted July 20th, 2017 at 8:07 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett spent time in Chicago the past few days, playing a show at Wrigley Field and talking about Escape to Margaritaville the musical, which opens in Chicago in November.

Watch an interview with Buffett below:



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Lake of the Ozarks Resort to Rebrand as Margaritaville

posted July 13th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

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by Josh Martin

A mid-Missouri resort located on Lake of The Ozarks will be rebranded as a Margaritaville resort:

Tan-Tar-A Resort, a popular Lake of the Ozarks hotel and conference center for more than a half century, will undergo a multi-million renovation and be rebranded as a Margaritaville hotel, the chain of resorts named after a Jimmy Buffett song.

The 500-room Osage Beach resort 185 miles southwest of St. Louis is joining a growing list of Margaritaville hotels located primarily in coastal vacation spots, including Key West and the Cayman Islands.

It’s new name effective March 2019 will be Tan-Tar-A, a Margaritaville Resort, said the resort’s longtime general manager Fred Dehner. All 500 of the resort’s employees are being retained, he said, and new food and beverage employees will be hired for a Margaritaville restaurant and LandShark Bar & Grill that are being added.

On June 29, Miami investment firm Driftwood Acquisitions & Development acquired Tan-Tar-A Resort from Bethesda, Md.-based CWCapital with joint venture partner Sefira Capital, a Miami-based investment boutique, the companies announced Thursday. Driftwood has a licensing agreement with Margaritaville Holdings, Buffett’s company. Buffett, the 70-year-old flip-flops wearing singer of “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and other songs, has expanded his business empire to include real estate, alcoholic beverages and restaurants. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

The resort will remain open while the property is renovated to incorporate Margaritaville’s ‘casual-luxe’ design elements, Driftwood said.

Driftwood, which manages more than 40 hotels, also announced the acquisition of the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa in Costa Rica Thursday. Tan-Tar-A and Flamingo will become Margaritaville’s 10th and 11th resorts.

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Cleveland Margaritaville Sets Opening Date

posted June 26th, 2017 at 9:49 pm

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by Josh Martin

The latest Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant will open in Cleveland in early July:

The restaurant announced via email that it will hold a soft opening on Monday, July 3, and a planned grand opening the following week, on Tuesday, July 11.

Margaritaville will be a big operation, with 498 seats — 153 outside and 345 indoors. Its rooftop bar will offer a view of Lake Erie.

“We are ecstatic to bring the rocking Margaritaville lifestyle to Cleveland,” said David Crabtree, president and CEO for International Meal Company U.S., the company that operates Margaritaville restaurants, in a statement. “Margaritaville is all about treating yourself to great food and drinks while enjoying great music and escaping reality.”



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One Particular Harbour Marina and Homes Coming to Bradenton

posted June 13th, 2017 at 10:42 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is branching out even further with his Margaritaville brand by adding a One Particular Harbour marina and community in Bradenton, Florida.

Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings today announced the continuation of their partnership with the development of a new marina and 132 luxury residences at Harbour Isle in Bradenton, Florida. Minto’s 220-acre private island community is located on Anna Maria Sound, directly across from Anna Maria Island, which has been named by USA Today as one of the 10 best “secret” beaches in Florida.

“We look forward to bringing Margaritaville’s fun, escapism and casual-luxe lifestyle to Harbour Isle, a community already known for its charming seaside appeal,” said John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Minto to include luxury residences at that one particular harbour in Bradenton, Florida.”

Featuring Margaritaville’s relaxed, coastal-inspired design, the One Particular Harbour marina will be located adjacent to 132 luxury residences. The marina will include 55 wet slips and 128 dry slips, ships store, and up to 30,000 square feet of commercial space with restaurants, entertainment and shops. State-of-the-art aspects will feature floating boat docks and an enclosed boat storage facility capable of supporting vessels up to 42 feet in length. Construction on the marina has begun and is slated for completion in spring 2018.

“The Marina Walk residences on One Particular Harbour will provide owners with walkable access to boating, dining and entertainment on Florida’s last private island in one of the most iconic Gulf Coast settings,” said William Bullock, senior vice president of Minto Communities. ”There is no other place like it.”

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‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Sets Broadway Theater and Dates

posted June 5th, 2017 at 1:42 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Jimmy Buffett musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville,’ currently running at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, will make it’s Broadway debut next March at the Marquis Theater:

Christopher Ashley, whose is currently nominated for a Tony for his staging of sleeper success “Come From Away,” directs the show, which has claimed the Marquis now that Gloria Estefan musical “On Your Feet!” has posted its closing notice. Ashley is artistic director at La Jolla; “Come From Away” also played the theater prior to Broadway.

Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams produce “Margaritaville,” which aims to get Buffett’s enthusiastic fans, known as Parrot Heads, to the box office. The score is drawn from Buffett’s catalog of tunes, which includes “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Volcano” and “Come Monday.”

“My Name is Earl” creator Greg Garcia and actor-writer Mike O’Malley (“Glee”) write the book, which follows a bartender named Tully who falls for a career-minded tourist. No casting for the Broadway production has been set, but the La Jolla cast is led by Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff.

“Escape to Margaritaville” will begin previews Feb. 16, 2018 ahead of a March 15, 2018 opening.



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