Margaritaville to return to Biloxi

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From the SunHerald.com: “Margaritaville returning to Biloxi with a tropical fun resort

The brand’s latest incarnation will be as a tropical resort oasis.

In what had been Casino Magic on U.S. 90 at Point Cadet, Margaritaville Resort Biloxi will feature 373 guest rooms, many with private balconies overlooking the water and Deer Island, and 83 suites. It will also offer an indoor-outdoor entertainment center with a lazy river, the first indoor zip-line roller coaster and hundreds of arcade games.

About 600 people will be hired, and a job fair is scheduled for May 1-3 at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave. See the related story: “Want to work at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi?

The pool, lazy river and two water slides will be open only to hotel guests, but all of the other amenities of Escape, the resort’s 55,000-square-foot entertainment complex, will be available to all.

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At Margaritaville cubed — the third incarnation — adults will be able to keep watch on the kids and enjoy an icy tropical concoction. In Margaritaville style, LandShark Bar Grill and 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar will be part of the resort experience, along with The Lost Key Bar.

Margaritaville Restaurant and Margaritaville Coffee Shop are among the eateries, along with Doe’s Eat Place, a James Beard Award-winning restaurant renowned for its porterhouse steaks and hot tamales.

The resort and its décor will be inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Pascagoula-born Jimmy Buffett, whose company is the licensing agent. It will have new ownership.

In 2007, Jimmy Buffett teamed up with Harrah’s to build a $700 million casino resort on a lot adjacent to this new resort. Construction never was completed following the world financial crisis, and a smaller Margaritaville Casino was built off Fifth Street. That ownership group closed the casino in 2014 in bankruptcy. (the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi closed on Sept 15, 2014)

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2016/04/03/25690/