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Margaritaville Restaurant in NYC Falls Through, For Now

posted January 11th, 2017 at 8:36 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was hoping to bring a Margaritaville restaurant to New York City but the plans appear to have fallen through for now, according to the NY Post.

A much-touted prospective deal for Buffett to launch a New York outpost of his “concept” eatery at the landmark Brill Building at 1619 Broadway at 49th Street has collapsed, multiple sources said.

The talks were closely watched as a bellwether of “experiential” retail north of Times Square. Broadway is marred by yawning retail vacancies between 49th and 58th streets.

It was widely reported last year that a lease was all but signed for a multi-level Margaritaville eating-entertainment complex in the Brill Building, once home to the nation’s songwriting royalty and to Jack Dempsey’s steak house.

However, the deal fell through when pharmacy chain CVS recently inked a deal for the entire second floor. Margaritaville had wanted that floor as well as part of the ground floor and the rooftop.

It was known since last summer that CVS was in talks with Brill’s owners — but for elsewhere in the building.

An insider told us, “What happened is strange. They’re still pitching Buffett on a Margaritaville deal somewhere in the building.” The source added skeptically, “But it’s back to square one.”

Read the full story.


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Margaritaville Key West Resort Coming

posted January 11th, 2017 at 1:07 pm

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by Josh Martin

KeysNews.com reports that the Westin Resort and Marina in Key West will be rebranded as the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina.

The resort’s website is already live at www.margaritavillekeywestresort.com and is accepting booking reservations now.

Ideally located right on the waterfront of Old Town Key West, just steps from the famous Mallory Square, and one block from Duval Street is the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina – a hub of relaxation and luxury in the middle of all of the excitement that Key West is famous for.

Experience the beauty of the sparkling sea, access to water sports, and endless dining, shopping, and entertainment options all just steps away. Our marina is one of the three cruise ports in Key West welcoming cruise ships from around the world. Cruise ships are typically docked from 7am to sunset with the rare ship visit later or overnight.

Dine on fresh island cuisine, indoors, on a deck, or oceanside. Sip a cocktail and lounge by our outdoor pool surrounded by lush native plants, or take a launch to the nearby private beach on Sunset Key. Rejuvenation awaits in the serenity of our massage studio.

(hat tip Doug)


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Buffett #13 on Forbes Wealthiest Celebrity List

posted December 15th, 2016 at 5:48 pm

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by Josh Martin

Forbes has released its first ever list of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities and Jimmy Buffett is number 13 on the list with an estimated net worth of $550 million!

Key source of fortune: Margaritaville restaurants, hotels and casinos

Future growth: As long as people enjoy being drunk on the beach, expect the Margaritaville empire to continue to expand.

  1. George Lucas – $4.6 billion
  2. Steven Spielberg – $3.7 billion
  3. Oprah Winfrey – $2.8 billion
  4. Michael Jordan – $1.2 billion
  5. David Copperfield – $850 million
  6. Diddy – $750 million
  7. Tiger Woods – $740 million
  8. Dr. Dre – $710 million
  9. James Patterson – $700 million
  10. Jerry Seinfeld – $670 million
  11. Jay Z – $610 million
  12. Madonna – $560 million
  13. Jimmy Buffett – $550 million
  14. Bruce Springsteen – $460 million
  15. Howard Stern – $450 million
  16. Jon Bon Jovi – $410 million
  17. Rush Limbaugh – $400 million
  18. Phil Mickelson – $375 million
  19. Barbara Streisand – $370 million
  20. Kathy Ireland – $360 million




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Margaritaville Mall of America Location to Open Tuesday

posted September 16th, 2016 at 1:17 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant will open in the largest mall in the United States on Tuesday (Sept 20th).

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant will open a location at Mall of American, Bloomington, Minn., on Sept. 20. The 315-seat restaurant and bar will be Margaritaville’s first in the state of Minnesota.

Taking a cue from Jimmy Buffett’s storied past, the restaurant’s design brings together a combination of tropical elements to create Margaritaville’s version of a Key West beach bar in the middle of the nation’s largest mall. The nearly 10,000-sq.-ft. venue features shades of green and blue, reminiscent of a Caribbean island, complemented by wood accents and country music inspired décor.

According to an article last fall, the restaurant “will be on the east wing’s third floor, near Crayola’s new attraction and store and the relocated Rainforest Cafe.”

The location is still hiring for positions. View job openings.


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Buffett to Perform in Tulsa for Margaritaville Opening

posted August 25th, 2016 at 11:51 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and restaurant opened its doors on Thursday in Tulsa, and officials said that Jimmy will play at the new theater in late January:

Jimmy Buffett is tentatively set to play the new showroom at Margaritaville on Jan. 28, Creek Nation officials announced Thursday during the grand opening for the casino.

The resort will feature a 2,500-seat concert venue.

The new 50,000-square-foot Margaritaville casino is the first part of the resort to open. A 483-room hotel hotel will open inl December; the theater and the outdoor area next to the river will be ready in 2017.


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Margaritaville is Coming to Atlanta’s Centennial Park

posted August 19th, 2016 at 7:54 am

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by Josh Martin

The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that Jimmy Buffett is planning to bring his Margaritaville restaurant to Atlanta’s Olympic Centennial Park.

Its development executives have been working closely with the owners of SkyView Atlanta, which wanted to add another attraction…



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