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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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Buc-ee’s in Daytona, St. Augustine still on track

Although there are still some technical issues pending, the Buc-ee’s project in the World Golf Village area near St. Augustine is on the path to eventual approval. And in Daytona Beach, construction on the store planned for the northeast corner of Interstate 95 and LPGA…

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A vision and a challenge

The early architectural drawings are beautiful to the point where it’s hard to recognize them as Daytona Beach. In the fight to clean up Daytona Beach’s troubled core beach area, and continue the progress on its riverfront downtown, we have often offered this advice: Look…

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Record sales year heralds new directions for Consolidated-Tomoka

Daytona Beach’s one-time largest private landowner is distancing itself from that distinction in a hurry. Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. sold 2,700 acres in Daytona Beach last year that are expected to bring hundreds more apartment units, homes and commercial properties to an area already bursting with…

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