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Hollywood's Margaritaville on track to open in July 2015, developer says

By Sun Sentinel on February 20th, 2014

Hollywood has a message for tourists and locals heading to the beach: Pardon our dust, but we promise it'll be worth it.

The Jimmy Buffett-themed Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort broke ground in August and is still on track to open by July 2015, says developer Lon Tabatchnick.

"We're going great," Tabatchnick said of the $147 million project rising on 5 city-owned acres at Johnson Street and A1A. "We're up to the fifth floor. We're on schedule, on budget and on time."

The 349-room property will include seven restaurants and bars, oceanside pools, a FlowRider wave ride, spa and fitness center and 35,000 square feet of convention space.

In mid-2009, Hollywood sought development proposals for the city-owned parcel at Johnson Street and A1A. The following year, Tabatchnick's Margaritaville plan was chosen for its potential to transform the beach.

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