Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant Opens First California Location

by Katie Lee

Universal City, Calif. — On March 30, 2017, Universal CityWalk toasted the official arrival of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant. It also marks the first-ever Margaritaville restaurant to open in California.

“I walked onto the site of CityWalk when it was still under construction, and my first thought was ‘I want a Margaritaville here,’” says the legendary singer, songwriter and bestselling author, Jimmy Buffett. “Thanks to the great folks at Universal, we made it. I look forward to visiting regularly on my journeys to the West Coast. Fins up!”

“Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is a perfect complement to Universal CityWalk,” says Karen Irwin, president and COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. For a preview of Margaritaville, click here.

The more than 20-year-old Universal CityWalk, located in Hollywood, Calif., recently invested in an extensive revitalization. Enhancements currently underway include new restaurants, shopping experiences and visually aesthetic design features to its multi-million dollar Universal Cinema renovation. This significant undertaking coincides with Universal Studios Hollywood‘s recent epic transformation in which 75% of the world-class theme park was completely reimagined.

Introduced in 1993, CityWalk was constructed in collaboration with visionary architect Jon Jerde as the prototypical one-stop leisure destination that redefined the mall of yesteryear as a vibrant multi-sensory outdoor complex. For more information, visit www.CityWalkHollywood.com.

Margaritaville launched its first restaurant location in Key West, Fla., in 1987. Today, Margaritaville features nine destination resorts/hotels across the Southeast United States and Caribbean and eight additional locations in active development; four gaming locations; and more than 60 food and beverage locations including signature concepts such as Margaritaville Restaurant, award-winning JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill and LandShark Bar & Grill, among others.

SOURCE: Universal CityWalk

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