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Young professional: I love luxury apartment living

The current surge in new luxury apartment projects does nothing to fill the Daytona Beach area’s need for more affordable housing, but local observer G.G. Galloway believes it could be helping address another chronic problem.

“For years, our greatest export has been our young people,” said the longtime commercial Realtor, referring to the “brain drain” trend of homegrown talent leaving to pursue opportunities in larger metro areas.

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Rooms to rent: Luxury apartments booming in Volusia, Flagler

When Eastwind Development officials visit Daytona Beach to check on the construction of their Tomoka Pointe Apartments, they can’t help but notice the growing number of competing projects underway in the area. Those projects include the Icon One Daytona apartments going up next to Cobb…

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Proposed “Project Delta” Could Transform Downtown Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Big changes could soon be on the way in Downtown Daytona Beach because of “Project Delta.” Project Delta is the brain child of Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co., which owns a nearly 6-acre lot at the intersection of Palmetto Avenue and International Speedway Boulevard….

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Book it: Daytona Barnes & Noble moving to Tomoka Town Center

DAYTONA BEACH — A year and a half after local elementary school students persuaded the CEO of Barnes & Noble to keep his chain’s Daytona Beach location, that store is set to move next month to a new location across town. The national bookstore chain…

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Is Amazon coming to Daytona Beach?

A developer and general contractor known for building distribution centers for e-commerce giant Amazon have quietly begun clearing land along Interstate 95 in Daytona Beach. While the companies aren’t saying what the project is, speculation is growing that it could be an Amazon distribution center….

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Daytona Beach Latitude Margaritaville grows at red-hot pace

DAYTONA BEACH — Latitude Margarita helped propel housing starts in Volusia County last year to the highest level since 2005. The Jimmy Buffett-themed “55-and-better” community in Daytona Beach, which welcomed its first residents in March 2018 sold an impressive 412 homes last year. The 373…

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Orlando developer takes over Daytona mystery grocer project

DAYTONA BEACH — An Orlando developer with plans to develop a shopping center on the southeast corner of LPGA and Williamson boulevards now plans to do the same thing on the corner across the street. Unicorp National Development Inc. on Wednesday closed its $3.3 million…

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Buc-ee’s: The Path to World Domination

Beaver Aplin built the quirky convenience chain into a Texas empire. Will his tactics translate outside the state? About a century ago, in central Louisiana, in the town of Harrisonburg, the seat of Catahoula Parish, Arch and Mae Aplin opened a general mercantile store. The Aplins…

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