Buffett’s restaurant in Waikiki to remain open

From KHON 2: “Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber to stay open under local management

Outrigger Enterprises Group announced Tuesday that it has leased the restaurant space to JB Waikiki, LLC, a new entity created by Handcrafted Restaurants, LLC, operators of Hawaii’s Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman.

The restaurant, located on the upper lobby level of the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, will continue to operate under the Jimmy Buffett’s brand following a one-week closure from September 1-7 while the space and menu undergo a refresh.

“We are honored to carry on Jimmy Buffett’s great operation in Waikiki and look forward to expanding on its popularity with a few changes to the facilities and new additions to the menu that highlight Hawaii local flavors,” said Bill Terry, partner at Handcrafted Restaurants LLC. “The interview process is currently underway with restaurant management and staff and we expect a quick and easy transition.”

Barbara Campbell, vice president of retail leasing at Outrigger Enterprises Group, said, “We are pleased to have reached this agreement that allows Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber restaurant to remain open under the direction of Hawaii’s JB Waikiki, LLC, and continue to serve up the great food and drinks people have come to expect from the restaurant.”

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Buffett performs in Bristow VA & Camden NJ

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed two recent shows for 2014 This One’s For You Tour.

The set list from the shows are now available:
Saturday 8/16/2014 – Bristow, VA
Tuesday 8/19/2014 – Camden NJ

From Philly.com: “Jimmy Buffett turns the Susq into a Parrothead Paradise

Jimmy Buffett participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS (he was nominated by his daughter Savannah Jane). Jimmy nominated Kelly Slater, Betsy Whitten, and Don Johnson.

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PubClub review of the Hermosa Beach Show

PubClub.com has a review of Saturday’s show: “Jimmy Buffett Concert Fin Fest Hermosa Beach Parrothead Review

Come Monday, I supposed we will all calm down.

But I doubt it. This will take a while to get over, the fact that Jimmy Buffett played right here, right in my town, right out my door, right on the beach, isn’t something that is soon going to fade in the memory.

It’s going to stick around for a while.

That is, if I can even get over the fact that it actually happened, that it was not some sort of Havana Daydreamin’ moment.

But there he was, on stage practically right in front of me with the entire Coral Reefer band (minus the Coral Reeferettes). My feet were in the sand and my orange juice beverage was in my hand. I was livin’ and dyin’ in 3/4 time.

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Buffett performs at FinFest

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed a free show for The Discovery Channel’s FinFest as part of Shark Week. The set list from the show is now available.

From EasyReaderNews.com: “Jimmy Buffett performs free in Hermosa Beach

Rumors that began Friday morning of Jimmy Buffett performing a free concert on the sand in Hermosa Beach proved true Saturday night. The legendary Margaritaville mogul performed a solid, one hour concert on a stage designed to look like a shark’s mouth for an estimated 6,000 parrotheads and surprised passersby.

“The Discovery Channel said, ‘Hey, Jimmy, do you want to play Shark Week?” Buffett told the crowd. “And I said, ‘Duh!’”

Buffett and his Margaritaville Coral Reefer Band took to the stage just after 6 p.m. and ignited an already spirited crowd.

“Whoa, land sharks,” Buffett said, holding his hands together over his head like a shark fin. His fans returned the greeting. “Welcome to Fin Fest. It’s great to be in the neighborhood.”

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Buffett to perform Saturday in Hermosa Beach CA

From PubClub.com: “Jimmy Buffett at Fin Fest Shark Week In Hermosa Beach

Fins Up Parrotheads, Jimmy Buffett is playing a FREE show, on the sand of Hermosa Beach, CA. He will take the stage – which is in the shape of a shark’s mouth – on Saturday August 9th at the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier at 6 p.m. Expect him to play for at least an hour.

This is part of “FinFest“, a two-day event put on by the Discovery Channel to kick off it’s 2014 Shark Week. It features three bands on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon.

Buffett may be joined by Jack Johnson, but that’s just a guess. We do expect most, if not all, of the Coral Reefer band to be with him on stage.

The show is also confirmed by “The Beach Reporter” and “SurfSideSam.com

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Buffett sells minority stake in Margaritaville

From ColumbusCEO.com: “Raine Takes Stake in Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

In its four years of existence, the Raine Group has kept plenty busy with media and telecommunications deals. But its latest investment will tie the firm to a company best known for promoting lazy, boozy afternoons on the beach.

The firm disclosed in a letter to investors on Sunday night that it had taken a minority stake in Margaritaville, the restaurant operator and brand licensing company named after the hit song by Jimmy Buffett.

According to the letter, Buffett’s company generates more than $1 billion in annual gross sales.

Now it has bought a stake in Margaritaville, which runs restaurants in nearly two dozen resorts where one would reasonably find tourists kicking back with tequila, and which licenses out the name its majority owner made famous.

The company has had a few setbacks, including the recent announcement that it will close its casino and hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. But Raine told investors that it believes its latest acquisition has “an incredibly strong built-in audience” and has room to grow.

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