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Margaritaville Hotel Developer Files Permits To Begin Construction

Buildings at 152 Nassau St. in Downtown Atlanta, recently razed to make way for a Margaritaville Hotel.

A developer has taken a large step closer to letting Atlanta visitors waste away in Margaritaville for the first time.

Landmark Builders filed permits Monday with the city of Atlanta to begin vertical construction on its planned 21-story, 321K SF hotel and timeshare tower licensed by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett.

Charlotte-based Landmark plans to construct the hotel at 155 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, across from Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta. Company officials did not return calls seeking comment, but a Landmark spokesperson previously told WhatNowAtlanta that the hotel should deliver in the middle of 2021.

Plans call for restaurant and retail space on the bottom floors and a pool and fitness center on the 19th floor. The hotel — slated to be operated by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts — has long been in the works.

The developers proposed the project in 2014 and sought to tear down two older buildings on the site, one of which was the site where country music singer Fiddlin' John Carson recorded two of his hits in the 1920s, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Local activists and preservationists fought against the move, but the two buildings at 141 Walton St. and 152 Nassau St. were ultimately demolished earlier this year.