Musician Jimmy Buffett performs onstage at Jimmy Buffett & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast, a concert presented by CMT at on the beach on July 11, 2010 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- The long-awaited Margaritaville resort is about to break ground on Hollywood Beach.
A ceremony is set for Thursday morning at the Hollywood Bandshell, after rounds of negotiations and setbacks over financing and permits. But don't expect Jimmy Buffet to be there. He's on tour.
The Miami Herald reports the nearly 850,000-square-foot complex will include a 349-room hotel, seven restaurants, retail space and a pool.
The island-themed resort will open in 2015. The Bandshell, located at the end of Johnson Street, will also get a makeover.