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SUN SENTINEL: Hollywood’s Margaritaville still on track to open this summer

That cheeseburger in paradise and its accompanying Jimmy Buffett-themed resort are on the way…

They may just take a tiny bit longer than expected.

The $147 million Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort broke ground in August 2013 and was initially scheduled to open in mid-July this year.

But Wednesday, developer Lon Tabatchnick told city commissioners he couldn’t give them a concrete opening date yet. All he can promise is that it will open sometime this summer.

The 349-room resort is nearly complete, but still must pass numerous inspections by the city and several regulatory agencies, Tabatchnick said.

The 17-story property, situated on five city-owned acres at Johnson Street and A1A, will include seven restaurants and bars, oceanside pools, a FlowRider wave ride, spa and fitness center and 35,000 square feet of convention space.

Commissioner Patty Asseff pressed Tabatchnick for a specific date, noting the commission would be on its summer break in late July through mid-August.

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