Fans of Jimmy Buffet and/or the Margaritaville restaurant chain may be able to enjoy their favorite dining spot in midtown Manhattan after all. According to a recent Grub Street article, two real estate companies have been in negotiations to open a branch of the famous chain in New York City.
A plan to open a Margaritaville restaurant in NYC’s Times Square was stopped in January 2017 when the building’s landlord rented part of the desired space to CVS.
The proposed site for the Margaritaville outpost is 560 Seventh Avenue, which would be convenient for Broadway theater patrons. Speaking of the entertainment district, the Grub Street article mentions the “Escape To Margaritaville” musical that will be making its Broadway debut in 2018. The musical premiered in May 2017 in California and also embarked on a short national tour.
The developers of the proposed Margaritaville want to bring more than just cocktails, quesadillas, burgers and shrimp to the Seventh Avenue property. Rumored to be more than 100,000 square feet in size, this facility will likely include a 29-story hotel. The whole facility is supposed to be dedicated to the lifestyle and the music of Jimmy Buffet.
The developers of the project are moving ahead with their plans, and have already secured a $180 million loan. With its interesting decorations, hip yet relaxed image and appealing menu, a new Margaritaville hotel and restaurant would probably be very popular with tourists and NYC residents alike.
Having enjoyed the Margaritaville experience more than once, I can say that I found the food offerings there to be consistently fresh, tasty and well-presented. The service is usually very good and the prices are what I would call average.
If you have the opportunity to eat at a Margaritaville restaurant anytime soon, please let me recommend their fish tacos, beach club sandwich, BBQ Ribs and their homemade cole slaw. They also feature an absolutely scrumptious key lime pie that is made from scratch every day.