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From ABC’s Good Morning America” “Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville retirement community coming soon

Buffett’s Margaritaville company, known for restaurants, hotels and vacation resorts, recently announced it has partnered with Minto Communities, a development and building company in Florida, to build a string of easy, breezy senior neighborhoods.

The first has been dubbed Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“It’s going to be a very fun place,” Bill Bullock, senior vice president of Minto Communities, told ABC News. “We expect our first residents to be living in the community by late summer of 2018.”

The $1 billion project is expected to create almost 7,000 homes offering fitness facilities, lap pools, spas, live entertainment, personal beachfront access and, of course, booze in the blender that will soon render that frozen concoction that helps residents hang on.

Bullock said the 2 or 3-bedroom homes, which feature a den and garages in the golf cart-friendly community, will start in “the very low $200,000s to $350,000.”

“It was very important to us to make this as obtainable as possible,” he said. “We have over 10,000 registrations in two weeks. It’s just been amazing.”

Residents in Latitude Margaritaville have to be aged “55 and better,” Bullock explained.

Buffett to perform at Margaritaville Hollywood Grand Opening

The countdown is on to 5 o’Clock as Universal CityWalk toasts the arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant to the destination—the first-ever in California—with an exclusive performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on Thursday, March 30.

Fans can enter to win tickets to Buffett’s invite-only performance on the Margaritaville stage at www.citywalkhollywood.com/margaritavillesweeps.

Margaritaville is more than a restaurant, it’s a state of mind as the spirited new venue brings a seaside retreat to Universal CityWalk that continues to resonate as one of L.A.’s most influential lifestyle centers. Margaritaville is now open, serving lunch and dinner.

Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk Hollywood invites guests to escape the everyday as they dine in a casual environment amid palm trees, thatched enclaves, island music and surfboard tables and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, live music and entertainment and signature dishes such as LandShark Lager Fish & Chips, Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya ®, Volcano Nachos or a Cheeseburger in Paradise ®.

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Casting for Escape to Margaritaville announced

From Broadway.com: “Paul Alexander Nolan Set to Star in Broadway-Aimed Escape to Margaritaville’s World Premiere

Paul Alexander Nolan will sink his teeth into a starring role (and perhaps a cheeseburger in paradise?) in the Broadway-aimed Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville. The Bright Star standout will headline the production’s world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse. He is set to play Tully, a part-time bartender and singer. Broadway alums Alison Luff and Lisa Howard will take on the roles of Rachel and Tammy, respectively. Performances of the Christopher Ashley-helmed musical are scheduled to begin on May 9. As previously announced, a Great White Way opening is slated for spring 2018.

The new show will feature Buffett’s classic hits, as well as original songs from the singer/songwriter. The story, crafted by book writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, follows a Nolan’s character Tully at the titular tropical island resort as he questions his relaxed ways upon meeting (and falling in love with) a career-minded tourist.

The La Jolla engagement is scheduled to run through June 25. The production will then go to New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre from October 20 through 28. Performances at Houston’s Hobby Center will run from October 31 through November 5. The Chicago stint is set for November 9 through December 3. Further casting will be announced at a later date.

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Buffett attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday night.

From Vanity Fair: The first wave of party guests—including James Corden, J.J. Abrams, Jean Pigozzi, Jimmy Buffett, Rashida Jones, and Jon Hamm—made their way into a circular, wood-paneled dining room to find their seats (signified with a custom-inscribed miniature Oscar) and watch the ceremony. As Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel took the stage on flat-screen TVs, guests tucked into dinner, courtesy of French Laundry and Per Se mastermind Thomas Keller: avocado louie, classic chicken pot pie, black truffle lasagna, and, as the grand finale, banana splits.

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Margaritaville Cleveland construction begins

From Cleveland 19 News: “Construction starts at Margaritaville in the Flats

Construction has begun at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in the Flats. No set date has been announced for the opening of the restaurant, but it is set to open in the summer of 2017.

The announcement of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville coming to the Flats East Bank was made on Cinco De Mayo in 2016.

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Now, we’re getting our first glimpse of image renderings that reveal more about the restaurant’s design:

  • Outdoor seating area and lower-level "5 O'clock Somewhere Bar" with several flat-screen TVs.
  • Lakeview rooftop "Landshark Bar" with signage boasting “Beach party day and night!”
  • Attached Margaritaville store.
  • Main entrance showcases classic Margaritaville sign featuring palm trees, sunset and parrot.
  • Shark fin neon lights mounted to steel structure above main entrance and lower-level outdoor seating area.
  • 7’ palm trees in concrete pots flank both sides of entrance.
  • Signage celebrating the “5 o’clock somewhere” ideology is scattered throughout.
  • A stage for live music is expected inside.

Frisco TX show in June confirmed

From FCDallas.com: Jimmy Buffett Returns to Toyota Stadium in 2017 with Special Guest ZZ Top on Saturday, June 10

It is that time again to grab your shaker of salt and put those “ Fins Up.” Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, together with Special Guest ZZ Top will perform at Toyota Stadium for one night only on Saturday, June 10th at 7pm. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, March 3rd at 10 a.m.

Dan Hunt, President of FC Dallas & Toyota Stadium said, “ It is my great pleasure to welcome our friend Jimmy Buffett back to Toyota Stadium in Frisco Texas. We have been very fortunate to have Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band as a mainstay of our venue, and are excited for the migration of the parrot head nation. We are also proud to be welcoming Special Guest ZZ Top to Toyota Stadium. It’s really amazing to be able to bring iconic musicians together for fans across the Metroplex.”

Buffett performs with Roger Daltrey

Jimmy Buffett joined Roger Daltrey (lead singer for The Who) at ForEverglades, a fundraiser for the Everglades last night at The Breakers in Palm Beach FL.

From Toni Wilshire: Supporting our Everglades, a fantastic event to raise awareness, money and support. Restore our Everglades. Restore nature. The British flag and teapot is a cheers to our headliner, Roger Daltrey. Thank you Jimmy Buffett for joining him onstage! Fantastic evening! A close up performance of some of the best of The Who. Tom Papa did an outstanding comic routine, we could all take his advice to just be happy with who we are. It just doesn’t get any better.

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Jimmy Buffett and Roger Daltrey perform “Stand By Me”