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July 26, 2012 | By CHUCK DARROW
THE LONG-AWAITED marriage between musician-turned-hospitality industry titan Jimmy Buffett and Atlantic City was officially consummated Tuesday as the pasha of Parrotheads and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unveiled plans for a business partnership between the singer-songwriter's Margaritaville empire and Resorts Casino-Hotel.   Buffett's signature Margaritaville restaurant will take over the Boardwalk-fronting real estate occupied by Breadsticks Cafe & Grill and Club 1133, a high-roller retreat, while a LandShark Bar & Grill will be erected on the refurbished Steeplechase Pier on the Boardwalk at Pennsylvania Avenue.
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August 13, 1991 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's still two hours to show time, but already the sprawling parking lot at Blockbuster Pavilion is beginning to swell with cars, trucks and campers in search of that elusive state of mind called "Margaritaville. " Here comes a car with Tennessee plates and a big sign that says "Jimmy Buffett or Bust. " There's a truck with Virginia plates ("JMBUFET") and "On the Road to Margaritaville" painted on the side. And don't look now, but here comes a van from Ohio with a giant inflatable shark tied to the roof.
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August 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In Jimmy Buffett's Parrothead paradise, it's always 5 o'clock (somewhere), an eternal happy hour with cool breezes, cold drinks (preferably his Land Shark Lager, brewed for his Margaritaville restaurants?), and warm feelings among himself, his paramours, and his beach-bound drinking companions. An extended Parrothead family, dressed in hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts, and toting kiddie pools and barbecue grills, sold out Camden's Susquehanna Center on Tuesday night to hear their hero.
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June 5, 1999 | By Fred Beckley, FOR THE INQUIRER
It's not every cultural event at which you can debate vocal timbre with a man wearing a grass skirt and Hawaiian shirt while waiting in line to urinate in a sink. The man argued that the new Beach House on the Moon lacks the nuance of Jimmy Buffett's earlier work. But that could have been the $6 beers talking. No matter. As one might expect from someone who water-skis behind a seaplane and shows footage of it while playing "Why Don't We Get Drunk," Buffett's sold-out performance Thursday night at the Waterfront Entertainment Centre in Camden was not about nuance.
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August 21, 1995 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
They gathered in Camden to pay their respects by filling votive melons with sacramental vodka. Like L.A. gangs, they wore colorful clothing to prove their alliance. They shimmied in St. Vitus fashion. No, these tribal gatherers were not leftover mourning Deadheads. These were Parrotheads, the ultimate Jimmy Buffett worshipers. What brought them out - with their leis, their baseball caps marked with lobsters, parrots, toucans, sharks and citrus fruits - was Buffett's SRO show at the Waterfront Centre Saturday night, the only show at that venue to sell out immediately.
NEWS
August 18, 1995 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
What could possibly inspire a grownup professional - say, for example, a 38-year-old cardiopulmonary specialist with a wife and three beautiful kids - to button up a garish Hawaiian shirt, stick a foam parrot face on his head and fill the car trunk with beach sand? At times this eccentric behavior can be directly traced to the unfortunate affects of hallucinogens. Most often, though, it's Jimmy Buffett's fault. Buffett, the folk-rock artist who sings about getting wasted on tequila, has inspired a huge following to call themselves Parrotheads, to put wild hats on their heads, to wear weird clothes and to - at least one night a year - smooth into a let's-just-kick-back-on-the-beach-with-our-margaritas attitude.
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August 20, 1998 | By Fred Beckley, FOR THE INQUIRER
With all due respect to James Brown, Jimmy Buffett may be the hardest-working man in show business. At 8:15 Tuesday night - after a carnival-clad conga line led by a stiltwalker wended its way through the crowd, shooting streamers and stirring up an ocean of airborne beach balls - a lei-dispensing Buffett and his 14-piece Coral Reefer Band took the stage of Camden's Waterfront Entertainment Centre to preside over a 2 1/2-hour party. Buffett isn't a tour phenomenon for nothing. (His shows Tuesday and last night sold out in 50 minutes back in March.
NEWS
April 14, 1992 | By David O'Reilly, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Twenty-five years ago, a Berkeley dropout went fishing for the Zeitgeist of the Sixties. He caught it, too, in the pages of Rolling Stone. Today, it is a mainstream magazine fat with ads for cigarettes and Amaretto, but in its day Rolling Stone was the essential journal of American counterculture. Now, in the Nineties, publishing whiz kid Jann Wenner has gone fishing again, but tales of rock music and dope and communes won't snag the Zeitgeist this time. Men's Journal, which premieres today, is all about hunting lodges in Nova Scotia, golfing in Bermuda, killer tennis camps and deep-sea kayaking.
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June 14, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THE JERSEY SHORE isn't only "Stronger than the Storm," it's merry as Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett will replace the gulls on the sand with Parrotheads when he performs this Saturday as part of a free concert on the beach outside of the Resorts Casino Hotel on North Carolina Avenue. Yes, he's going to DO A.C. The concert is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Boardwalk, and will also feature performances by pop royalty trio Wilson Phillips , plus Andy Grammer and Mac McAnally . The event page states that Buffett will make a special appearance sometime during McAnally's set, which begins at 4 p.m. Resorts opened Buffett's Margaritaville, a 40,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment complex, on Memorial Day weekend.
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September 19, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services and the New York Post contributed to this report
Wondering what Johnny Carson's been up to since his 1992 retirement as host of "The Tonight Show"? Oh, enjoying his millions, keeping a low profile, and, this week, keeping his promises. Carson, 70, returned to his hometown of Norfolk, Neb., Monday night to help celebrate the 100th birthday of one of his grade-school teachers, Faye Gordon. He had long promised the penmanship instructor he'd come back for the occasion. The star arrived at Gordon's nursing home bearing the gift of a music box (it plays "Unforgettable")
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August 22, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In Jimmy Buffett's Parrothead paradise, it's always 5 o'clock (somewhere), an eternal happy hour with cool breezes, cold drinks (preferably his Land Shark Lager, brewed for his Margaritaville restaurants?), and warm feelings among himself, his paramours, and his beach-bound drinking companions. An extended Parrothead family, dressed in hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts, and toting kiddie pools and barbecue grills, sold out Camden's Susquehanna Center on Tuesday night to hear their hero.
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June 14, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THE JERSEY SHORE isn't only "Stronger than the Storm," it's merry as Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett will replace the gulls on the sand with Parrotheads when he performs this Saturday as part of a free concert on the beach outside of the Resorts Casino Hotel on North Carolina Avenue. Yes, he's going to DO A.C. The concert is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Boardwalk, and will also feature performances by pop royalty trio Wilson Phillips , plus Andy Grammer and Mac McAnally . The event page states that Buffett will make a special appearance sometime during McAnally's set, which begins at 4 p.m. Resorts opened Buffett's Margaritaville, a 40,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment complex, on Memorial Day weekend.
NEWS
May 26, 2013
IT SURE IS a funny world. Take the performances singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett did at the legendary Bryn Mawr coffeehouse, The Main Point, in 1974 and '75. It's hard to fathom that anyone at one of those gigs would have looked at the solitary guitar-strummer with the shoulder-length hair and walrus mustache and thought, "Almost 40 years from now, that guy will be a crucial player in the revitalization of Atlantic City's gaming industry. " First, it would be another couple years until Atlantic City even earned the legal right to host casinos.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Margaritaville, the sprawling Jimmy Buffett-inspired dining and entertainment complex at Resorts Casino, was unveiled Thursday, with Gov. Christie cutting the ribbon. "This place is an example of the fun and entertainment that Atlantic City can be all about," said the Republican governor, who was introduced by Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority chief executive officer Mitchell Etess. The authority became co-owner of Resorts with majority owner Morris Bailey last year, and the 40,000-square-foot Margaritaville project was among the first announced by the partnership.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With its big reveal slated for Memorial Day weekend, Resorts Casino Hotel has $60 million in renovations under way, including its Margarita-themed entertainment complex. In addition to the $35 million Jimmy Buffett-themed venue, the casino announced today that it is spending $25 million to renovate hotel rooms. It will also recarpet the entire casino floor, regut 259 bathrooms at the Ocean Tower, add a food court, redo the parking garage and the entrance onto the main floor from the parking garage.
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July 27, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - This town's oldest casino is heading to Margaritaville. Under a sweltering, tropics-like sun Tuesday, Gov. Christie and Jimmy Buffett, creator of the iconic 1970s tune, appeared on a stage on the Boardwalk to announce a new partnership between Resorts Casino Hotel and the singer/songwriter/entrepreneur to create a Margaritaville-themed restaurant, bar, and surf shop. "Margaritaville will help transform Atlantic City," said Christie, wearing a lei over his dark suit.
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July 26, 2012 | By CHUCK DARROW
THE LONG-AWAITED marriage between musician-turned-hospitality industry titan Jimmy Buffett and Atlantic City was officially consummated Tuesday as the pasha of Parrotheads and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unveiled plans for a business partnership between the singer-songwriter's Margaritaville empire and Resorts Casino-Hotel.   Buffett's signature Margaritaville restaurant will take over the Boardwalk-fronting real estate occupied by Breadsticks Cafe & Grill and Club 1133, a high-roller retreat, while a LandShark Bar & Grill will be erected on the refurbished Steeplechase Pier on the Boardwalk at Pennsylvania Avenue.
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May 30, 2008 | By Suzette Parmley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Buffett and the Jersey Shore - perfect together? Trump Marina Hotel Casino, beaten down by age and competition in Atlantic City, will be in the hands of a New York gambling company that will rebrand and rename it Margaritaville Casino & Resort. The new owner, Coastal Marina L.L.C., is buying the casino from Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., the casino company under Donald J. Trump, for $316 million, Trump officials said yesterday. In acquiring Trump Marina, Coastal will be faced with trying to turn around the worst performer among Trump's three casinos, one that sits next to the formidable Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Harrah's Resort in the city's Marina district.
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June 5, 1999 | By Fred Beckley, FOR THE INQUIRER
It's not every cultural event at which you can debate vocal timbre with a man wearing a grass skirt and Hawaiian shirt while waiting in line to urinate in a sink. The man argued that the new Beach House on the Moon lacks the nuance of Jimmy Buffett's earlier work. But that could have been the $6 beers talking. No matter. As one might expect from someone who water-skis behind a seaplane and shows footage of it while playing "Why Don't We Get Drunk," Buffett's sold-out performance Thursday night at the Waterfront Entertainment Centre in Camden was not about nuance.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1998 | By Fred Beckley, FOR THE INQUIRER
With all due respect to James Brown, Jimmy Buffett may be the hardest-working man in show business. At 8:15 Tuesday night - after a carnival-clad conga line led by a stiltwalker wended its way through the crowd, shooting streamers and stirring up an ocean of airborne beach balls - a lei-dispensing Buffett and his 14-piece Coral Reefer Band took the stage of Camden's Waterfront Entertainment Centre to preside over a 2 1/2-hour party. Buffett isn't a tour phenomenon for nothing. (His shows Tuesday and last night sold out in 50 minutes back in March.
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