Phoenix Margaritaville to Close

From “Wastin’ away: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Westgate to close

It’s last call at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. The casual restaurant chain is closing down its Glendale location at the Westgate Entertainment District, which originally opened there in 2007.

Westgate officials confirmed the restaurant will close by the end of the year.

“We anticipated and have been planning for the closure of Margaritaville,” Jeff Teetsel, development manager for Westgate, said in an email. “As we’ve successfully implemented elsewhere in the center, we will repurpose the space with tenants that are in line with current market and entertainment trends as the exciting evolution of Westgate Entertainment District continues.”


5 thoughts on “Phoenix Margaritaville to Close

  1. So sad to hear this news. Perhaps a move to Scottsdale which is more central would be a good idea. I’d love to go there more often but from Chandler it’s almost an hour drive. Scottsdale would have been a much better location and has proven to be a desirable setting. Either that or downtown Tempe where the Monti’s restaurant is just leaving. ASU students would love it! Please don’t leave AZ for good, Jimmy!

  2. There are Mville restaurants everywhere now. Not really a novelty. And honestly, the food isn’t very good. Jimmy has overcommercialized his brand and oversaturated his market. The location is awful. Downtown PHX, Scottsdale, or Tempe would be better.

  3. The only Margaritaville worth visiting is the original in Key West. All of the others, and I’ve been to many of them, are over priced with food that is not worth the price!

  4. I agree with you Pam! I’m from Chandler too and would do anything to keep Jimmy’s vibe alive in the Valley!! Margaritaville has always been like a second home to me whether it’s Florida, Jamaica, Las Vegas or Phoenix!! I say we gather up all of the parrot heads in the valley for one amazing farewell party before the end of the year!! How about it folks!! Fins UP?!!

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