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Buffett Drops by Key West Margaritaville

posted January 6th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett dropped in on his Margaritaville restaurant in Key West today:

A few lucky patrons snagged selfies with Jimmy:

Yay!! #selfies with #jimmybuffett in #keywest at Margaritaville #ilovethislife

A photo posted by Myka (@mykawilcox) on




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Syracuse Margaritaville to Hold Jobs Fair

posted December 31st, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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A Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant will open soon at Destiny USA in Syracuse, New York, and they are looking to fill 200 positions including managers, servers, bartenders, and even stiltwalkers.

The jobs fair will be held January 4th-6th from 9am-4pm at Destiny USA mall (3rd floor near Wonderworks).

We are seeking the following professionals to be part of our island lifestyle:

Servers • Bussers • Bartenders • Barbacks • Retail Associates
Retail Supervisors • Line Cooks • Prep Cooks • Hosts • Sound Techs
Vault Cashiers/Admins • Dishwashers/Stewards • Restaurant Supervisors
Culinary Supervisors • Stiltwalkers

We offer top pay, medical, dental, 401k, food and merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement and opportunities for growth.

We require high volume experience with stable job history and a strong work ethic.

IMCMVHOLDINGS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


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Buffett’s Margaritaville Coming to Norwegian Cruise Ship

posted December 4th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

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Jimmy Buffett is taking Margaritaville to the high seas. At the Norwegian Cruise Line’s annual company meeting on Thursday, Jimmy made a surprise appearance as the CEO announced the deal.

Margaritaville will be a complimentary restaurant on the Norwegian Escape, which will debut in Europe next October and begin week-long Caribbean cruises out of Miami starting Nov. 14. The 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar will be an outdoor bar on the ship’s Waterfront zone and will feature live music nightly.

Margaritaville eventually will be expanded to the rest of the fleet, but details haven’t been set yet, said Vanessa Lane Picariello, Norwegian’s director of public relations.

“I always wanted a navy,” Buffett said. “If you see me out on my little 26-foot sailboat, please do not run over me.”

The Miami Herald also revealed that a Margaritaville will open at the cruise line’s port in Belize while a 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar will be built in The Bahamas.

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Margaritaville in Phoenix Will Close

posted November 21st, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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by Josh

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.




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Margaritaville Coming to San Antonio in 2015

posted October 22nd, 2014 at 10:11 am

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by Josh

news_mvillesatJimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant chain is coming to Texas next year.

Opening in March 2015, the first Margaritaville in the Lone Star state will set up shop in San Antonio’s Rivercenter Mall on the River Walk.

The location is already looking for a Restaurant Manager, General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Merchandise Store Manager, and Assistant Kitchen Manager. View the jobs here.

(hat tip Ken)


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Buffett Asks Spotify CEO for a Raise

posted October 8th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

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Jimmy Buffett was in San Francisco on Wednesday where he attended Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit. Buffett asked the CEO of streaming music service Spotify for a raise.

“Do you see any time in the future where we might see a raise directly from you as opposed to going through the bullshit you have to go through to deal with a label these days?” Buffett asked. “How the stream of revenue gets to the artist, particularly young struggling artists, it’s really hard for that to actually happen in real life if you’re a young artist. So I’d hope that all the music service groups would kind of look at that. It’s one thing when it goes to the record label. Most of it doesn’t get to the artist, which would be nice.”

Ek was receptive to Buffett’s question — “I agree,” he said immediately. But he stopped short of saying Buffett would be getting a raise any time soon. Spotify will spend more than $1 billion on rights this year, he said, and pays 70 percent of that to rights holders. “But it’s actually still lower than what we used to get — right, Irving?” Buffett asked Irving Azoff, a legendary manager in the music industry, who was moderating the discussion. “That’s why I’m looking for a raise.” Azoff was unsympathetic. “Sell one of the planes,” he told Buffett.

Buffett is hardly the first artist to complain about the fractions of a penny that they receive whenever one of their works are streamed. Thom Yorke, the Black Keys, and Bette Midler are among the performers who say they deserve more from Spotify. But given that record labels control most of the rights to their music, as well as the deals with Spotify and other streaming services, don’t expect that to change any time soon.



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