Buffett to Attend Press Conference with Gov. Christie in NJ

July 23rd, 2012

Jimmy Buffett will appear with the governor of New Jersey on Tuesday at a press conference announcing plans for a major project, according to NJ.com:

A press conference will be held Tuesday to announce plans for a major project at Resorts Casino Hotel that will be a first for Atlantic City and the East Coast.

Governor Christie will be on hand and we just received word that Jimmy Buffett will also be in attendance.

The press conference take place at 2 p.m. on the boardwalk at Resorts casino hotel.

It has been rumored that plans were in the works for a Margaritaville in Atlantic City for some time now and this could be the official announcement we have been waiting for.

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Detroit Plans Full Day of Events for Comerica Park Show

July 22nd, 2012

Jimmy Buffett brings the Lounging at the Lagoon Tour to Detroit this weekend, playing a show at Comerica Park. It was announced today that promoters will host a day-long beach party downtown:

“It’s a simple formula: It’s about having fun,” says Lee Rifield of promoter Olympia Entertainment. “We’re really trying to create that environment Jimmy Buffett wants to be in.”

Among the frills at the pre-show party, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot just north of Comerica Park:

• A 1,600-square-foot sand island with a tiki bar serving margaritas, along with a sand-diving game where contestants will turn up buried salt shakers redeemable for prizes.

• A sand beach with a stage featuring local bands Toast & Jam and Square Pegz.

• A beer tent serving Land Shark Premium Lager, the house beer for Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant chain.

• A Ferris wheel, midway games, misting stations, a photo lounge and an appearance by Land Shark’s FinMobile.

The lot, which recently hosted the main stage of the Downtown Hoedown, has a capacity of about 10,000.

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Deal Finalized to Bring Margaritaville to Atlantic City

July 20th, 2012

Philly.com reports that a deal has been struck to bring not one, but two Jimmy Buffett eating establishments:

According to the report, Resorts Atlantic City is entering into a multi-faceted deal with Buffet’s chain of casual dining-and-drinking spots. One element of the plan—which first surfaced last month—is the refurbishing of the Resorts-owned Central Pier, a long-decaying remnant of AyCee’s storied, pre-legal-gambling past. The pier will be the site of a Landshark Bar & Grill restaurant.

New to the drawing board is the planned construction of a Margaritaville Café inside Resorts. It is expected to replace the existing Breadsticks Café & Grill, the casino’s coffee shop, and the Beach Ball Café, which currently serves as a high-roller lounge. Both facilities front the Boardwalk.

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes

Vote For Your Favorite Caption

July 19th, 2012

We showed you the below picture a couple days ago and asked you to come up with your own funny caption for it. Hop down below the photo and vote from a few that we thought were the best.

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Watch Ex-Pats, Hosted by Buffett’s Daughter

July 19th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett’s oldest daughter Savannah Jane is hosting a new show on the Reserve Channel called “Ex-Pats”:

Savannah Jane travels through foreign lands to discover the extraordinary stories of those who cut the home-cord, leaving behind a seemingly successful and ordinary existence, in search of a place to live their dream life.

The first episode debuts Thursday, July 19th at YouTube.com/Reserve, and new episodes will appear monthly. Check out the trailer below and tune in starting Thursday!

The program is entertaining and very well done. Watch the first episode, which profiles two young ex-pats who started a micro-brew on St. John, at youtube.com/reserve.

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