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Developer: Margaritaville on time, within budget

Jimmy Buffett-themed resort set to open in July 2015
Margaritaville rendering

Margaritaville rendering

The Jimmy Buffett-themed Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort remains on track for a July 2015 opening.

Construction of the $147 million resort on five city-owned acres at Johnson Street and A1A has progressed to the fifth floor, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Developer Lon Tabatchnick said the project is on schedule and within budget following the first six months of construction.

Plans for the 349-room resort include seven restaurants and bars, oceanside pools, a wave ride and 35,000 square feet of convention facilities.

Some neighbors, including the adjacent Beach Market store, have complained about a loss of customers since Margaritaville construction began. The Johnson Street parking garage was closed before the project’s groundbreaking, which eliminated 700 spaces frequently used by Hollywood Beach visitors. [Sun-Sentinel]Eric Kalis