Margaritaville Biloxi plans August groundbreaking

July 28th, 2007

The Biloxi City Council has approved plans for the Margaritaville Casino that was announced a couple weeks back. The Sun Herald has the story: “Margaritaville On The Way – $700M resort plans August groundbreaking”

A tropical breeze blew into Biloxi this week when the City Council approved plans for Margaritaville Casino.

“Pending permit approvals, groundbreaking on Margaritaville in Biloxi will be in August,” said Jacqueline Peterson, senior corporate manager of communications for Harrah’s Entertainment.

Harrah’s, which owns the Grand Biloxi and Casino Magic, is building the $700 million resort on the beach in partnership with Pascagoula-born, world-renowned singer Jimmy Buffett. The resort is targeted to open in 2010.

Read the entire article here.

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First look at Margaritaville Casino

May 30th, 2007

WLOX News has the first look at the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi with three artists renderings.

Check them out here.

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Video of Margaritaville Casino announcement

May 19th, 2007

You can view a 30 minute video of the Margaritaville Casino announcement by following the link below. It includes Jimmy and Mac playing “It’s My Job” and “Margaritaville.”

Click to watch

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Margaritaville Casino coming to Biloxi

May 15th, 2007

Jimmy Buffett and Harrah’s Entertainment announced on Tuesday plans for Margaritaville Casino & Resort on the shores of Biloxi, Mississippi.

The Margaritaville project is expected to cost more than $700 million, representing the single largest investment in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina, Harrah’s announced in a statement.

“I have always considered myself a “Gulf Coast kid,” Buffet said in a statement released by Harrah’s. “I was born there, grew up there and jumped on a stage for the first time there, before hitting the road. I have seen the world, traveled to distant shores, written a few songs and lived a few tall tales along the way, and now it is good to be coming back home.“

Margaritaville Casino & Resort will be developed on 46 acres of land south of U.S. 90 in Biloxi on the site formerly occupied by Grand Casino and Casino Magic. With a projected development start date of summer 2007, the Margaritaville Casino & Resort should be completed by spring 2010.

Read more in these news articles:

SunHerald – “Margaritaville Casino coming to Biloxi” (photo)
BusinessWire – “Harrah’s Entertainment and Jimmy…”
RGJ.com – “Harrah’s, Jimmy Buffett to open casino”

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Buffett to attend Harrah’s press conference

May 14th, 2007

The Sun Herald reports that Jimmy Buffett will attend a press conference held by Harrah’s Entertainment for the announcement of a beachfront casino in Biloxi.

Harrah’s Entertainment will announce plans for a casino on the beach in Biloxi tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffet will join Harrah’s CEO Gary Loveman and Vice Chairman Charles Atwood, a Pascagoula native, at the press conference at Grand Biloxi Casino.

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