Margaritaville Comes to PCB

One of America’s hottest casual restaurant concepts, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, will open at Pier Park at Panama City Beach.

Margaritaville is a mecca for Parrot Heads or anyone else who wants to have a good time and a great meal in the ultimate tropical setting.

The outdoor dining area is a place where guests can sing along to Buffett tunes and socialize with friends. After dinner, the restaurant transitions into a nightclub where dancing is a must and live bands perform nightly.

Dan Leonard, president of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, said, “Panama City Beach is a natural fit for us and we are truly excited about bringing the Margaritaville experience to Pier Park. Margaritaville values a sense of escapism and being part of Pier Park’s lifestyle destination will fit very well into our collection of restaurants and stores.”

Diners at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will be able to sit outside at the restaurant’s Front Beach location and delight in a spectacular view of the Gulf’s blue waters and sugar-white beaches.

“Margaritaville is a fantastic addition to what will be a powerful restaurant lineup at Pier Park,” said Paul Ajdaharian, vice president at Simon Property Group.

Other exciting retailers and restaurant concepts previously announced as coming to Pier Park include Dillard’s, Ulta Cosmetics, Old Navy, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Back Porch Seafood House, Panera Bread, Reggae J’s Island Grill, and Starbucks. Entertainment options at Pier Park include Southern Theatres’16-screen, 3,300-seat movie theater, which will open in May 2007.

There are currently five Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurants in the U.S. located in Key West, New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach. A restaurant in Phoenix will open in 2007.

Additional locations include Jamaica, Cancun, Grand Turk and Grand Cayman. A restaurant in Cozumel will open in 2007.