Win a trip to the Margaritaville Resort and swim with the sharks

Shark Week took place last week on the Discovery Channel and is now over, but fans can still keep that exploratory spirit alive. That’s because LandShark Lager, the island-style brew, wants to give people a real-life shark experience and a wonderful tropical vacation all in one.

Right now, LandShark is offering up an all inclusive trip to Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood, Florida. The grand prize package includes two days with all expenses paid at the Jimmy Buffet-themed resort as well as a real shark dive.

Yep, you heard that right — with the Landshark Shark Dive Getaway Sweepstakes, you can swim with actual sharks and not just admire them through your TV screen.

That’s not all. LandShark will also fly the winners (six total; each can bring along a friend) out and put them up in a VIP suite. The company says this trip is tailor-made for adrenaline junkies, sun chasers, and shark aficionados alike.

Entering is as easy as opening up a cold LandShark Lager. All you have to do to enter is text SHARK to 78896 for your very own chance to win. The sweepstakes is open to fans who are 21 and over (naturally, because it is a beer brand-sponsored event). You have until August 24 to enter and the trip takes place September 12-14. You can also visit the Landshark web page and fill in your information here.

Margaritaville at Mohegan Sun to close January 2019

From HartfordBusiness.com: “Mohegan Sun’s Margaritaville closing

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant will close its two-floor dining space at Mohegan Sun in January, resulting in 59 layoffs, according to a Department of Labor filing.

Restaurant owner IMCMV Connecticut LLC said it will permanently close its facility at 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard on Jan. 2 after deciding not to renew its lease, the company said in a WARN notice filed Monday with the Labor Department.

The 59 employees who will be terminated in January are not part of a union, the company said.

The tropical-themed restaurant, with multiple bars and a concert stage, opened its Mohegan location in Sept. 2008. Margaritaville will no longer have a presence in New England, as it maintains over 30 international locations.

“We have enjoyed a 10-year relationship with Margaritaville, and while we don’t have specifics to share at this time, we continuously explore fresh and exciting offerings to enhance our guests’ experience and will provide details as soon as we are ready to announce,” said Ray Pineault, Mohegan Sun’s president and general manager.

Air Margaritaville coming to Detroit’s Metro Airport

From MLive: “Jimmy Buffett’s first Air Margaritaville in Midwest coming to Michigan

You can enjoy a little taste of the Caribbean before actually headed to the Caribbean as Jimmy Buffett’s first Air Margaritaville restaurant in the Midwest is set to open at Detroit Metro Airport.

And that’s not the only new dining option planned for the airport’s North Terminal. Coming soon will be: Detroit Scene Cafe featuring Zingerman’s Coffee, Atwater Brewery, MOD Pizza, Anita’s Kitchen Lebanese Cafe, Brioche Doree, Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria, Chick fil-A, Pei Wei, Common Grace Coffee Company, Jolly Pumpkin and National Coney Island.

Construction begins this fall. “For the first time since the North Terminal opened in 2008, we’re completely refreshing our food and beverage program,” said Wayne County Airport Authority Interim CEO Chad Newton.

The nearly $21 million transformation will happen in phases. The first phase will begin with construction in the fall of 2018 and finish with the opening of new concessions in the spring of 2019. The final phase is expected to wrap up by the spring of 2020.

Margaritaville opens in Cleveland

From Cleveland.com: “Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brings tropical flair to The Flats East Bank

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville might have opened at 11 a.m. on Monday, but it felt like 5 o’clock for everyone who was inside.

About 30 patrons waited outside before the doors opened to get in and grab cheeseburgers in paradise, volcano nachos and, of course, margaritas during Margaritaville’s soft public opening. The restaurant is at 1150 Front Ave.

“We’re just ready to rock and roll,” general manager Joe Jalsevac said. “We like to have fun, and our margaritas are the best.”

The restaurant will have a grand opening Tuesday, July 11, complete with live music and a ribbon cutting.

Margaritaville has a full menu filled with island-themed dishes, and the space includes three bars. The rooftop Landshark bar offers a great vantage for views of downtown and Lake Erie.

Even though Cleveland is not a tropical destination, the restaurant provides an escape for those who want to pretend they are on a private island.

Daytona Beach Landshark Bar & Grill to break ground soon

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.

Margaritaville set to open in Cleveland Flats

From Cleveland.com “First look: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville set to open in Cleveland Flats

There was no wasting away in Margaritaville. There were floors to buff, tables to move and, of course, fishing rods to hang and a boat to set sail.

Adding to the urgency of the workers bustling about Jimmy Buffett-themed venue was a deadline. Margaritaville will open to the public on July 3 in the Cleveland Flats. A grand opening will take place on July 11.

The menu echoes that theme with entrées such as beach tacos, jambalaya, fried chicken and steaks with tropical elixirs and, of course, a wide range of margaritas. And, yes, it will also serve the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” – Margaritaville’s signature burger named after Buffett’s 1978 hit.

The 23,000-square-foot Margaritaville boasts seating for 498 (153 outside seats and 345 indoors).

Margaritaville Cleveland opens June 27th

Margaritaville Restaurant Cleveland will officially open its doors on June 27.

Jimmy Buffett’s restaurant and bar will be located in the Flats East Bank.

In preparation for its opening, the business will host a hiring event May 22-May 24. Open interviews will be held at the ALOFT Cleveland Hotel at 1111 West 10th Street in Cleveland from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Potential interviewees should visit margaritavillecleveland.com to apply.