New Margaritaville Casino plans moving forward

Published 5:22 pm Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Jimmy Buffett-backed Margaritaville Casino in Mississippi has new life.

The site has changed. Motorists won’t see it on the beach along U.S. Highway 90.

Planners say it will moved to the Back Bay of Biloxi.

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They hope to have all the paperwork and license approvals so the proposed 68,000-square-foot, $48 million Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant will open by year’s end.

Margaritaville needs approvals from the city of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

The master plan for Margaritaville includes shops, casino and the restaurants that will have an outdoor dining area and an events center and a marina.