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Buffett Considering a Margaritaville in Byron Bay

posted March 3rd, 2017 at 9:16 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is considering opening a Margaritaville restaurant in Byron Bay, Australia, according to NorthernStar.com:

Speaking from Palm Beach, Florida, ahead of his Bluesfest appearance in April, the singer said he will be scouting suitable locations for a possible business venture.

“Byron Bay is such a unique place to me,” he said.

“I’d like to look at some opportunities while I’m there.”

Mr Buffett said he would also be open to discuss a partnership with local businesspeople.

“If there was anybody interested, I would certainly be interested,” he said.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is a United States-based casual dining restaurant chain and a chain of stores selling Jimmy Buffett-themed merchandise.

It is owned by Buffettand named after his hit song Margaritaville.

Asked on what type of set up would he be scouting for, Jimmy Buffett said it has to be a venue that suits the Byron Bay style.

“It doesn’t matter what size it is, I’d love to have a spot there just to get on the map, but it’s not about how large it is, it’s how it fits in with the rest of the community,” he said.

“It has to fit in with what I think it’s a wonderful kind of atmosphere that I associate with Byron Bay.”



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Enter to Win Tickets to Buffett’s Grand Opening Performance at LA Margaritaville

posted March 2nd, 2017 at 9:14 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will perform a free show, albeit invite-only, later this month to mark the opening of his first Margaritaville in California, and you can win tickets! Click here to enter!

Jimmy Buffett is to perform an exclusive free concert at the grand opening of his Margaritaville restaurant at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.

The show, on March 30, will take place at the newly opened eatery, the chain’s first in California. The intimate performance is by invite-only but fans can enter to win tickets to the intimate performance on the Margaritaville stage online here.


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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 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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