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Buc-ee’s co-founder: Daytona construction could start this summer

Buc-ee’s is coming to Daytona Beach, and motorists should be able to start filling up at mega-sized gas station/convenience store planned next to the Interstate 95/LPGA Boulevard interchange sometime next year. So says the Texas-based chain’s co-founder and partial namesake Arch “Beaver” Aplin. “Our goal…

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Two Daytona-area hotels listed among world’s best

DAYTONA BEACH — Two area hotels have been honored by U.S. News & World Report with spots on the publication’s 2018 list of Best Hotels, a worldwide evaluation that includes more than 24,000 luxury hotels across the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda. Among…

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Brown & Brown steps up hiring plans

DAYTONA BEACH — Brown & Brown’s planned 10-story downtown headquarters tower is slated to be completed by October 2020, but the insurance brokerage giant will likely fulfill its pledge to create at least 600 new jobs locally well before that date. Chairman J. Hyatt Brown…

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Daytona’s Brown & Brown buys property for new Beach St. headquarters

DAYTONA BEACH — Brown & Brown’s plan to build a 10-story downtown headquarters tower overlooking the Halifax River is a big step closer to becoming a reality. The insurance brokerage giant recently completed its $4.25 million purchase of the vacant 10.5-acre development site on North…

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Daytona’s Landshark, Cocina 214 eateries officially start the party

DAYTONA BEACH — If it’s truly 5 o’clock somewhere, as the Jimmy Buffett mindset suggests, then the destination for early happy hour on Thursday was the World’s Most Famous Beach. Area business leaders, elected officials and other dignitaries hoisted margaritas and beers well before lunch…

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Building boom continues in Volusia, Flagler

Housing starts in the Volusia-Flagler area rose in 2017 to the highest levels since 2006. New numbers released by area builders associations show builders in Volusia County pulled 2,094 permits for new homes last year, up nearly 27 percent over 2016, while their counterparts in…

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