Margaritaville Biloxi Casino to Close

posted July 21st, 2014 at 10:34 pm

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by Josh

Barely two years after it opened, the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi will close in the next two months.

The casino will own the dubious title of first casino to close on the Gulf Coast since Katrina nine years ago.

Management met with employees Monday morning and gave them WARN notices, required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, telling them of the impending closing of the casino on or before Sept. 19.

Employees were told not to speak to reporters and said on the way out of the meeting, “It could cost us.”

It will be business as usual, said Michael Cavanaugh, attorney for the owners. But business dropped following the announcement that Harrah’s Casino in Tunica was closing in June, and Cavanaugh said Margaritaville could close in a couple of weeks if the same happens in Biloxi.

Cavanaugh said MVB Holding LLC, the company that operates the casino, was unable to come to an agreement with its landlord and therefore could not secure financing to build a hotel.

Cavanaugh also admitted that the casino is losing money, but declined to say how much.

There were lots of high hopes for the casino that opened May 22, 2012, with a concert by Buffett, attended by thousands and broadcast live worldwide on Margaritaville Radio.

Read more at The Sun Herald.

Only three weeks ago, it was announced that Jimmy Buffett’s at The Beachcomber restaurant in Honolulu is closing.

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Buffett Caption Contest Winner: Diana

posted July 19th, 2014 at 8:42 am

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by Josh

Congratulations to Diana McFadden for winning the latest Jimmy Buffett Caption Contest.

Here’s her winning caption:

“Now that I have the George Washington profile mastered, can I print my own Margaritaville money?”

Bob Campbell came in second with “Damn it. It is my own damn fault.”

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Portland Show Added to Fall Tour

posted July 17th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

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by Josh

20140717-132316-48196069.jpgJimmy Buffett has added another west coast show to his fall tour schedule. The This One’s For You Tour will roll into the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on October 21st.

Portland, OR
Moda Center
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Tickets go on sale July 25th through Ticketmaster | Ticketnetwork

(hat tip Brian)

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Buffett’s Back on Tour at Woodstock Site Tonight

posted July 17th, 2014 at 2:59 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are back on the road tonight after three weeks off. The This One’s For You Tour heads to Bethel, New York for a show at the Bethel Woods Center, site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock music festival. It’ll be the first time Buffett performs at the site.

You can watch the show live on Margaritaville TV! The pre-show broadcast will begin around 7:30pm ET, with Buffett taking the stage shortly after 8:00pm ET.

The show will also be broadcast live on Radio Margaritaville, on the web or on SiriusXM.

The July leg of the This One’s For You Tour will also make stops in Mansfield MA, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Detroit.

There’s still time to get tickets to the July shows and August and fall shows too! Get your tickets now!

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Vote For Your Favorite Caption

posted July 13th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

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by Josh

We showed you the below picture a few days ago and asked you to come up with a funny caption. We’ve taken a few of our favorites and put them in a poll for you to vote on your favorite. Scroll down below the photo to vote.

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Jimmy Buffett Caption Contest

posted July 9th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

by Josh

Time for another Jimmy Buffett Caption Contest!

Take a look at the picture below and come up with a funny, creative caption for it.

Post your caption in the comments section.

After a few days we’ll take some of the best captions and put them in a poll for everyone to vote on their favorite.

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