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Officials: Daytona Hard Rock on track for February opening

DAYTONA BEACH — The World’s Most Famous Beach could be jumping to the sounds of the long-awaited Hard Rock Hotel as soon as this coming Valentine’s Day. That is the tentative target opening date for the new oceanfront resort under construction on the site of…

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Cocina 214 on target for January opening

DAYTONA BEACH – With only wooden frames to divide them, it’s hard to distinguish the indoor bar from the main dining room on the construction site of the new Cocina 214, but the restaurant’s defining design element is instantly apparent. “Look at this view,” said…

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Vacationers, seniors boost Orlando new-home construction

Orlando – Vacationers and seniors are largely behind a bump in Central Florida’s new-home construction, while a margarita-themed retirement community might compete with The Villages. Four Osceola communities known for vacation rentals — Tapestry, ChampionsGate, Storey Lake and Reunion Resort and Club — were among Central…

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Momentum still strong for Latitude Margaritaville

Daytona Beach – Latitude Margaritaville began sales of house lots at on the morning of Nov. 13 to great fanfare, drawing an estimated 200 people who camped out in the parking lot of the active adult community’s sales center the previous night. Developers Minto Communities…

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ICI Homes to offer ‘alternative’ to Margaritaville in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH — Latitude Margaritaville, the Jimmy Buffett active adult community that opened its sales center on Monday, is about to get new neighbors. ICI Homes, the Volusia-Flagler area’s largest locally based homebuilder, recently agreed to pay $21 million to acquire 1,020 acres of timberland…

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Exclusive sneak peek inside Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’

DAYTONA BEACH — After months of anticipation and buildup, those clamoring for Jimmy Buffett’s planned Latitude Margaritaville community will finally get a chance to preview it with their own eyes. The sales center on LPGA Boulevard, next to the Halifax Humane Society, opens to the…

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BOOM TOWN BOULEVARD:

New projects transforming LPGA corridor into new commercial hub for Daytona Beach DAYTONA BEACH — When physicians Charles Duva and William Sawko began developing Cornerstone Office Park on the southwest corner of LPGA and Williamson boulevards in 2002, the area was mostly hay fields and…

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7th Heaven: Daytona makes ‘Best Places to Retire’ list

Jill Smith, a retired schoolteacher from Deerfield Beach, was amazed to wake up one morning to see three deer in the front yard of her newly purchased home in Ormond Beach. “You never see that in South Florida,” she said. “In South Florida, it’s just…

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Jimmy Buffett’s Daytona Landshark Bar & Grill on target for January opening

DAYTONA BEACH — Despite the recent unwelcome presence of Hurricane Irma, construction remains on schedule to open two highly anticipated side-by-side oceanfront restaurants in January, according to officials involved in the project. Roof trusses arrived this week on the construction site for the Jimmy Buffett-branded…

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