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Nearly $1B Daytona Beach community inks Margaritaville as partner

A new massive mixed-use community now on the rise in Daytona Beach may soon become the place to watch the sun bake all of those active adults covered with oil. Master developer Minto Communities LLC and Margaritaville Holdings Inc. on Feb. 16 announced a partnership…

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Jimmy Buffett community coming to Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH — Jimmy Buffett fans in search of a real-life “Margaritaville” will soon be able to find it, just not in Key West. It will be right here in Daytona Beach. Canadian developer Minto Communities announced that Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings company has agreed to…

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Minto completes big land buy in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH — Canadian developer Minto Communities on Friday completed its purchase of nearly 1,600 acres here. It plans to build the first phase of a 6,900-home community that would be the largest ever built in the Volusia-Flagler area. The $27.2 million transaction, which closed…

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4 new tenants join Winter Park retail complex

A resurrected shopping center in Winter Park will debut its new anchor tenant — and has several other shops and restaurants lined up behind it. A 40,000-square-foot 24 Hour Fitness will open on Feb. 4 at The Grove at Winter Park, formerly the Winter Park…

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Daytona’s Tomoka Town Center development up for vote

DAYTONA BEACH – One of the area’s largest new developments, which promises to pack new shops, restaurants and hotels onto 118 acres on the southeast corner of Interstate 95 and LPGA Boulevard next to the Tanger Outlets mall, is poised to take another step toward…

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END OF AN ERA: Daytona selling 2 LPGA courses in $2.2M deal

DAYTONA BEACH – The city is going to detach itself from the two LPGA International golf courses it has owned for 40 years, a move that city leaders say will help taxpayers dodge a multimillion dollar drag on city coffers. At their meeting Wednesday night,…

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Daytona medical plant cuts 95 jobs, but new owner plans expansion

DAYTONA BEACH – Baxter International is dismissing 95 employees at the factory it uses to make saline solution products before the end of March, as it prepares to hand over the facility to its new owner B. Braun Medical. The health care products manufacturer made…

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Promised growth finally delivered

The community is trending in the right direction. As we leave 2016 behind, we might in the not-too-distant future look back at this year as having inaugurated an unprecedented boom in development for Volusia and Flagler counties. We’re not talking about projects that might happen,…

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Passenger traffic rises again for Daytona airport

DAYTONA BEACH – Daytona Beach International Airport counted more airline passengers on arriving and departing flights in November than it had the same month last year. It marks the 13th month in a row of year-over-year gains in passenger traffic for the Volusia County-run airport. Last…

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Volusia County to lead nation in hiring

DAYTONA BEACH – For the second time in three years, global staffing agency Manpower has forecast that Volusia County’s percentage of employers adding jobs will lead the nation. In a recent survey, more than one out of three – 34 percent – of employers polled…

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