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Week-by-week, Protogroup tower rises on Daytona Beach horizon

DAYTONA BEACH — If you’ve noticed that the 28-story South Tower of Protogroup’s planned 501-room Daytona Beach Convention Hotel & Condominiums seems to be growing by the week, you’re exactly right. “We’re working at a pace of about a week per floor,” Mike Zehe, general…

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Massive B.Braun distribution center opens in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH — “What do you think about this 400,000-square foot building?” Applause from dozens of area business leaders and elected officials echoed in the cavernous B. Braun distribution center on Thursday as Glenn Ritchey, board member of the CEO Business Alliance, gestured at towering…

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Daytona could land 2nd B.Braun plant

Medical products maker B.Braun will hold a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony 11 a.m. Thursday to celebrate its new Daytona Beach distribution center. The massive 400,000-square-foot complex at 1341 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., roughly a half-mile south of LPGA Boulevard, was built to accommodate increased production at…

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Commercial developments surge in Volusia County

With builders poised to construct the most new homes in Volusia County this year since 2006, commercial developers are also picking up the pace. Through the first six months of 2018, 127 permits have been issued for new commercial projects in the county, equal to…

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Hobby Lobby, others set to open soon at Tomoka Town Center

DAYTONA BEACH — The new “power lifestyle” retail center at Tomoka Town Center will welcome its first tenant later this month. Hobby Lobby is set to open 9 a.m. on Aug. 27, confirmed Christy Gordon, store manager. The arts-and-craft supplies store will be relocating from…

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Unicorp plans $200M mixed-use project in Daytona Beach

By Jack Witthaus Staff Writer Orlando Business Journal Unicorp National Developments Inc., one of the most prominent Orlando-based developers, is eyeing Daytona Beach for its next project featuring shops, restaurants and residential. The developer is under contract for about 150 acres in the area, referred to…

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Revving Economic Engines: Daytona Beach

People are talking about Daytona Beach. And what they’re saying is all good. By Eleanore Osborne Florida Trend Magazine To toot your own horn might be considered a transgression. So Daytona Beach and Volusia County will let others do the bragging for them. Because what…

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Consolidated’s land-selling spree continues

DAYTONA BEACH — Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.’s days as one of Daytona Beach’s largest landowners are fast nearing an end. The public company in its second quarter earnings report disclosed its local land holdings are now down to 5,500 acres as of June 30, from 8,100…

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Jimmy Buffett makes surprise visit to Daytona’s Margaritaville

DAYTONA BEACH — Latitude Margaritaville residents Kelley and Bill Sarantis were told last week to expect a visit from “some people from corporate.” The couple assumed that meant the developers of the Jimmy Buffett-inspired 55-and-older community. On Thursday morning, they were surprised to find out…

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