From the Daytona Beach News Journal: “Jimmy Buffett Daytona restaurant project to break ground”
Jimmy Buffett fans will soon have more than one reason to flock to the World’s Most Famous Beach.
Along with the Buffett-inspired Latitude Margaritaville active adult community being developed along LPGA Boulevard, just west of Interstate 95, a new oceanfront development set to break ground 10:30 a.m. July 12 will include a Landshark Bar & Grill, one of the restaurant concepts owned by Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings company.
Site work on the oceanfront project, which will include a separately owned Tex-Mex eatery called Cocina 214 Restaurant & Bar, is set to begin this week.
The dual-restaurant complex is being built on a 6-acre lot at 451 S. Atlantic Ave., just north of the Volusia County lifeguard headquarters and SunSplash Park, in Daytona Beach.
The developer is Daytona Beach-based Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co., which bought the vacant lot last year from a New York investment fund.
John Albright, Consolidated-Tomoka CEO, said the target date for completing the two restaurants is December. The buildings will then be turned over to the tenants with a goal of having the eateries open before the annual Rolex 24 at Daytona race in late January.
Albright said Margaritaville Holdings committed to opening a Landshark restaurant there at roughly the same time as when it signed on as a partner with developer Minto Communities to create the planned 6,900-home Latitude Margaritaville 55-and-older community along LPGA Boulevard.