Many of you have visited Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy’s restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and in 2015 she’ll open a second Lulu’s… this one in Destin, Florida.
Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, owner of LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, recently announced her plan to open a second LuLu’s location in Destin in a low-key way, via Facebook. She posted: “Uh, did I forget to mention…” along with a photo of a sign at the new spot. “Keep calm and eat gumbo,” the sign reads. “Destin 2015.”
Buffett’s new venture will be located close to her brother Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, which opened in Destin in February of this year. The siblings grew up in Mobile.
The new LuLu’s in Destin will be similar in size and atmosphere to the one in Gulf Shores, according to a spokeswoman for Buffett. The restaurant will be at the base of the Mid-Bay Bridge next to Legendary Marine, overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay, according to a letter from Buffett on the LuLu’s website.
“I always thought the Florida Panhandle would be the perfect place for another LuLu’s,” she wrote. “We’ve had many offers to open one in other places, but it never quite seemed to be the right time or place. I’d always muse, ‘I will one day, when…’”
If all goes to plan, Buffett’s “one day” will happen sometime next year.
Read more at AL.com
Developers of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort have revealed some of the restaurants and amenities that the property will offer when it opens in the summer of 2015:
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will feature Jimmy Buffett lyric-inspired food and beverage venues including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill, License to Chill Rooftop Bar, Lone Palm Bar and 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar.
Developers also announced that a Margaritaville-inspired upscale dining restaurant named JWB’s will also be part of the resort’s lineup.
Margaritaville will also have a St. Somewhere Spa with 11 treatment rooms. Services at the 15,000 square-foot spa will include hot stone treatments, aromatherapy, deep tissue massages, Swedish massages, Shiatsu massages, on-site facials, waxing, hair styling, manicures and pedicures.
The resort will also offer 11 meeting and event spaces, including the 10,224 square foot Compass Rose Ballroom. More details will be announced on the resort’s beachfront fitness center, water recreation and activity areas and entertainment venues.
If you’ve browsed around on Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.tv, you may have seen this video already. It being added to Youtube today caught our attention here at Buffettworld.
Enjoy a home video shot by Jimmy at one of his favorite surf breaks – Byron Bay in Australia. As the old saying goes: it’s not how many times you fall down that matters. It’s that you keep getting back up!
Jimmy Buffett has added another west coast tour date to the Fall schedule: Santa Barbara, CA.
Santa Barbara, CA
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Santa Barbara Bowl
Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 6th at 11am PDT through TicketMaster | TicketNetwork
Here’s a look at the Fall shows that are currently scheduled:
10/16 – Santa Barbara, CA – On Sale 9/6
10/18 – Las Vegas, NV – Get Tickets
10/21 – Portland, OR – Get Tickets
10/23 – Berkeley, CA – Get Tickets
10/25 – Las Vegas, NV – Get Tickets
Radio Margaritaville is giving Jimmy Buffett fans a Labor Day weekend of concerts replays plus the live show from Hershey Park, PA:
Here is the replay schedule:
1pm-Jones Beach, NY 8/30/12
9pm-Chicago, IL (Wrigley Field) 9/4/05
10am-Mansfield, MA 8/28/03
3pm-Bristow (Manassas), VA 9/1/11
7pm-Alan Jackson Live Hershey, PA
Pre-Concert Tailgate Party
8:30pm – Jimmy Buffett Live Hershey, PA
8am-Bristow (Manassas), VA 9/5/09
5pm-Mansfield, MA 9/2/99
10pm-Washington, DC 9/1/12
10am-Columbia, MD 8/24/00
3pm-Foxboro, MA 9/2/07
8pm-Chicago 9/5/05 (Wrigley Field)
Have a great holiday weekend!
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It was announced nearly two months ago that Jimmy Buffett’s restaurant in Waikiki would close, but a new operator has stepped in and will run the place under a license from Jimmy.
The operators of Hawaii chef and restaurateur Peter Merriman’s Monkeypod Kitchen will take over the Jimmy Buffet’s at the Beachcomber restaurant, which closes at the end of this month, Outrigger Enterprises Group said Tuesday.
Outrigger, which manages the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, said Tuesday that Handcrafted Restaurants LLC, will continue to operate the restaurant under the Jimmy Bufett’s brand following a one-week closure from Sept. 1-7 while the space in the upper lobby level of the hotel undergoes a renovation.
“We are honored to carry on Jimmy Buffett’s great operation in Waikiki and look forward to expanding on its popularity with a few changes to the facilities and new additions to the menu that highlight Hawaii local flavors,” Bill Terry, partner at Handcrafted Restaurants, said in a statement. “The interview process is currently underway with restaurant management and staff and we expect a quick and easy transition.”
Handcrafted Restaurants, a partnership between Merriman and Terry, also operates Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman’s two locations in Ko Olina Resort in West Oahu and Wailea on Maui.
Jimmy Buffet’s, which opened in 2009, is part of the Margaritaville’s restaurant group that has 21 locations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, according to its website.