Camp Margaritaville to open Spring 2021 in Tennessee

From WVLT TV 8: “Margaritaville RV Resort coming to East Tennessee

With the RV industry really hot, developers of the Pigeon Forge Margaritaville brand say they want to merge the two for a first of its kind Margaritaville RV Resort.

Construction sounds are all over the 37-acre property in Pigeon Forge. Much of the asphalt for the drive has been laid as well as the concrete pads for the RVs. Developer Darby Campbell said it just made sense for the first of its kind RV park where they say it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.

“This is the first ‘Camp Margaritaville’ in the country. So we’re pretty excited about the amenity package. We’ve got a bar, grill restaurant,” said Campbell. “The RV industry has just exploded during this pandemic and then to have the Margaritaville Brand coupled with the RV Industry is a no-brainer. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.”

He hopes to tap into the RV market which is different than the other three Margaritaville hotel properties in Pigeon Forge.

“This is our 4th Margaritaville branded product here and all of them the occupancies are doing great. People are loving them and I just think it’s the lifestyle, that we have with Margaritaville,” said Campbell.

The site includes nearly 180 RV sites where the parking spaces were for the former Boyds Bear Factory. That property has stood vacant and for sale for 14 years. Campbell plans to transform the building into a new 79 room lodge that features a restaurant, bar and pool. Guests of the RV park will get a chance to enjoy the amenities at the Lodge.

Campbell says this puts a $40 million, once bankrupt property, back on the books in Pigeon Forge.

“It’s significant project for Pigeon Forge, but we’re really excited and the city is too and I’m glad. The city has been really good to us so to find a way to get this failed project back into the tax rolls is exciting for us,” he said.

This entire project is different from most Jimmy Buffet themed hotels you’ll find on the beach. But what Campbell says is even more unique is how close you are to the busy parkway, yet relaxing at any 5 o’clock hour you choose.

“One unique thing about this location is it’s elevated about the city of Pigeon Forge, so when you look you’re really only looking at the mountains.”

Phase one is set to open this spring at Pigeon Forge.

Also Margaritaville RV Resort is opening at Lake Lanier near Atlanta, GA.

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Dylan Orenstein talks about Buffett’s new album

Dylan Orenstein is a special guest on The Paul Leslie Hour.

Although his official title is Chief Investment Officer, Dylan Orenstein likes to say he “works for Jimmy Buffett.” Working for such a versatile artist with so many interests, means those who work for him do a variety of things. Take for instance the new studio album from Jimmy Buffett: Songs You Don’t Know By Heart, of which Orenstein was an Associate Producer.

Does discussion about unpopular poets and ice cream belong side by side? If you’re Dylan Orenstein, the answer is yes. For the impassioned Jimmy Buffett fan, you’ll be very glad you tuned into this in-depth interview. He’s right here on The Paul Leslie Hour!

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Buffett to appear on the Today Show on 12/10

From Headline Planet: Jimmy Buffett is scheduled to appear on the Today Show on Thursday, December 10

(7-9 a.m.) TODAY brings the latest news and up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic. Holiday Office Celebration Ideas During the Pandemic. Countdown to Christmas: Good Housekeeping Best December Buys Before December 25th with Lori Bergamotto.

(9-10 a.m.) Catching Up With… Jimmy Buffett. TODAY Holiday Gift Guide. On the Job: Empathy Coach Michael Tennant. Overheard on 3rd.

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Buffett sells Palm Beach Home for $6.9 Million

From the Palm Beach Post: “Jimmy Buffett, wife sell house in Palm Beach for $6.9 million

“Margaritaville” singer Jimmy Buffett and his wife, Jane, have sold one of their Palm Beach houses for $6.9 million, the price recorded Monday with the deed.

The Buffetts bought the house at 309 Garden Road on the town’s North End for just under $5 million in December 2011.

The Buffetts sold the house to Warren B. Kanders and his wife, Allison Kanders, the deed shows. The couple have a home in Greenwich, Conn., courthouse records show.

With architecture that has been described as “island contemporary,” the three-bedroom house was built in 2003 with 4,783 square feet of living space, inside and out, property records show.

The most recent sales listing for the house described it as an “ultra-chic custom-built home of exquisite architecture. Soaring ceilings and mahogany framed glass doors and windows make it always light and bright with garden and pool views from every room.”

A previous sales listing referred to the house having a “Zen-like retreat feeling” and a layout suited to an indoor/outdoor lifestyle “befitting a tropical resort.”

The property includes a guest suite above a two-car garage and comes with deeded beach access at Eden Road with additional beach access at Via Marila.

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Interview with Delaney Buffett

Delaney Buffett is a special guest on The Paul Leslie Hour. If there was one good thing about 2020, it is the “Song You Don’t Know By Heart” video series. It’s been one of the audio visual media events of the year.

For singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, the concept was simple and unprecedented. He would tell the story behind one of his lesser-known songs and then perform it “unplugged.” The director and mysterious woman behind the project is filmmaker Delaney Buffett.

Talk about an interesting and thought-provoking interview. At times profound and other times more entertaining, it was great to get to know Delaney Buffett. Watch the video interview right here on The Paul Leslie Hour.

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