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Fins up in Daytona: Latitude Margaritaville breaks ground

DAYTONA BEACH — Jimmy Buffett wasn’t there, but that didn’t squelch the giddiness of local elected officials and business leaders who turned out Tuesday to help break ground for a planned community here inspired by the singer/songwriter’s music and laid-back Key West lifestyle. “This is…

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Boom To Grow: Volusia, Flagler among nation’s fastest-growing areas

If it seems more crowded in local stores and on the roadways in Flagler and Volusia counties, it is. According to just-released data by the U.S. Census Bureau, the two counties are among the nation’s fastest-growing, with a combined population increase of 14,296 between July 1,…

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JetBlue drives increased traffic at Daytona airport

DAYTONA BEACH — In January of last year, hundreds of area leaders and residents filled the main terminal at Daytona Beach International Airport to welcome JetBlue’s inaugural arriving flight here from New York. Since the launch of JetBlue Airway’s daily nonstop New York-Daytona Beach flights,…

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Daytona leaders celebrate Jimmy Buffett community

DAYTONA BEACH – Plans for a 55-and-older Margaritaville-themed community are barely off the drawing board, but the spirit of the Jimmy Buffett song that inspired the project was evident in a welcome celebration on Thursday at LPGA International Golf Club. The invitation-only party marked this…

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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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