Well, it looks like Jimmy Buffett is expanding his empire, yet again. A new Margaritaville Casino and Resort will be built near Biloxi, Mississippi. Our friend Erick, an ardent Buffett fan, forwarded this information to us:
There’s an article in the Sun Herald on the new casino that will be
built in Biloxi: "Margaritaville Casino coming to Biloxi". There are
also some pictures available.
It was announced today that the Margaritaville Casino Resort will be
built in Biloxi. It is expected to cost over a billion dollars when
completed. It will have a new hotel with 420 rooms in addition to the
old Casino Magic hotel, over 100,000 square feet of casino space, a
Margaritaville Restaurant, convention space, and a large amount of
retail shopping space.
Ground will be broken this summer on a $700 million Margaritaville
Casino Resort Biloxi to be built by Harrah’s Entertainment south of
U.S. 90. Pascagoula born singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett told Gov.
Haley Barbour, "It’s great to be home," as he played "Margaritaville"
and "It’s My Job" for the crowd at the press conference.
So, if you’re in the Biloxi area in a few years, remember to check this out.