Margaritaville Resort

Margaritaville Resort

Vacation home developer Encore Funds announced plans in the summer of 2015 for a 321-acre Jimmy Buffett-themed resort. The $750 million Margaritaville Resort is currently under construction on more than 300 acres southeast of the SR 429-W U.S. 192 intersection, land that includes the site of the...More details

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  • Stewart's All American exec scouting Orlando for new restaurant locations

    Stewart's All American exec scouting Orlando for new restaurant locations

    Stewart's All American President Jim LaGanke was in Orlando Tuesday scouting possible locations, including one on the W192 tourism corridor, for the New Jersey-based restaurant's big Florida expansion. Known for its old-fashioned burgers and root beer floats, Stewart's has been a mainstay in the...

  • W192 design themes starting to emerge for Old Town, Margaritaville districts

    W192 design themes starting to emerge for Old Town, Margaritaville districts

    Even Margaritaville's consultant wants to avoid any kind of "beach bar" theming on the W192 corridor in front of the new $750 million resort. A team from GAI Consultants met Wednesday with stakeholders from three subdistricts on the tourism corridor to get feedback and direction as they begin to...

  • Margaritaville redesigns 50-foot entrance signs to look more tropical

    Margaritaville redesigns 50-foot entrance signs to look more tropical

    The developers of Kissimmee's new Margaritaville Resort went back to the drawing board to win approval from the county's new Architectural Review Board (ARB) for a pair of 50-foot high entertainment signs on W192. Encore Capital Management won ARB approval this week for the redesigned signs, which...

  • Margaritaville applies for 'iconic' 50-foot tall entertainment signs on W192

    Margaritaville applies for 'iconic' 50-foot tall entertainment signs on W192

    Encore Capital Management is seeking approval for a pair of 50-foot-tall entertainment signs at two key entrances to Margaritaville Resort and the adjacent shopping center. "Iconic" and "eye-catching" was how Margaritaville Development Manager Jim Bagley described them on Thursday. He said Encore...

  • Margaritaville Resort draws growing mix of national retailers, restaurants

    Margaritaville Resort draws growing mix of national retailers, restaurants

    More than half of the new dining and retail space fronting Margaritaville Resort is now either leased or spoken for, according to LandQwest Commercial, the site's exclusive leasing agency. The 200,000-square-foot shopping, dining and entertainment complex on Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor has...

  • W192 board considering tax abatements to lure 4-star hotels to tourism corridor

    W192 board considering tax abatements to lure 4-star hotels to tourism corridor

    Osceola County's W192 Development Authority is considering a tax abatement program as an incentive to lure high-end hotels to Kissimmee's tourism corridor. Executive Director David Buchheit floated the idea at the authority's board meeting Thursday, and told GrowthSpotter he got the idea earlier...

  • Margaritaville Resort breaks ground on $90M Kissimmee hotel

    Margaritaville Resort breaks ground on $90M Kissimmee hotel

    Margaritaville officials raised a glass Thursday morning with tourism representatives from the Orlando region as they officially broke ground on the new 187-room Kissimmee hotel. The new hotel is the centerpiece of the company's $750 million resort that has been called a game-changer for Osceola...

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