Margaritaville in Phoenix Will Close

posted November 21st, 2014 at 8:16 pm

by Josh Martin

az01Another Jimmy Buffett property is set to close by the end of the year. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the Margaritaville at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona will close its doors in December.

“We anticipated and have been planning for the closure of Margaritaville,” Jeff Teetsel, development manager for Westgate, said in an email. “As we’ve successfully implemented elsewhere in the center, we will repurpose the space with tenants that are in line with current market and entertainment trends as the exciting evolution of Westgate Entertainment District continues.”

When Teetsel was asked to expand on why Margaritaville was was leaving or what is lined up to move into its space he replied, “As a matter of policy, we don’t discuss the details of our tenant relationships.”

Officials with Margaritaville did not return phone calls seeking comment.

The Margaritaville Glendale restaurant was completed in 2008 and included a concert by Buffett to celebrate the grand opening.

The Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi, MS closed in September and the Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber in Hawaii closed and then recently re-opened under new operators. Despite the recent closings, new Margaritaville locations are in development in Syracuse, NY and San Antonio, TX.

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes

  • Frank

    This is they’re closing; they’re building in ridiculous locations! Who in heaven’s name is going to go the Syracuse location? Building one in Syracuse but none planned for LA?

  • Stephanie Heisdorffer

    My first opening :-( So sad. Horrible timing for closing with the Super Bowl being right there this year

    • Kevin

      Stephanie, when you say “my first opening”, does that mean you worked there? I’m trying to find out what happened to all the merchandise that was in the gift shop. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. :)

  • Ish Bugs

    Easy, online shopping for custom imprinted promotional t-shirts, hats, posters, shot glasses and more

  • BigKahuna

    In my opinion the reason why the Glendale location failed was due to poor service. The food was a tad better then ok especially for a chain but the service was the worst I have ever experienced at any establishment. You really could NOT get a drink in the place short of 25 minutes on even a medium busy night… Sad to see it go but then again I didn’t go often due to the terrible service recieved everytime


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