From Action News Jax: “Jimmy Buffett ‘Margaritaville’ hotel possibly coming to Jacksonville Beach”
Jacksonville Beach will have the opportunity to get into the “Margaritaville state of mind” after the beachside city confirmed a proposal to construct a “Margaritaville” hotel project.
Jacksonville Beach director of planning and development Bill Mann said the project is planned for the vacant, oceanfront block between 6th and 7th Avenues North.
Mann said the hotel project would connect with the city’s seawalk boardwalk to the south along the oceanfront.
The project is in development plan review with the city’s Planning and Development Department. Mann said there’s no start date yet for the construction.
Mann called the project “a great addition to our downtown area.”
Longtime Jacksonville Beach resident Carol Wakefield couldn’t agree more.
“An ocean front hotel with an amazing bar and restaurant. What could be better than that?” Wakefield said. “It’s something we need, you can see there’s a gap here. Something needs to make this area come alive.”