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Crabby’s Oceanside restaurant to replace Cocina 214 in Daytona

Crabby’s Oceanside eatery to take over soon to be former Cocina 214 restaurant in Daytona Beach on an oceanfront Consolidated-Tomoka owned property that’s also home to LandShark Bar & Grill. Operators of new restaurant also own several Crabby’s restaurants in Clearwater-St. Petersburg area as well as St. Cloud.

DAYTONA BEACH — The operators of several restaurants in the Clearwater-St. Petersburg area have agreed to take over the soon-to-be former oceanfront Cocina 214 building here where they will open a new eatery called Crabby’s Oceanside.

The new restaurant at 451 S. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach will feature fresh local seafood.

The new restaurant operator is a St. Petersburg-based company called Beachside Hospitality Group that currently runs seven eateries, mostly on Florida’s west coast: Crabby’s Dockside, Crabby’s Bar & Grill, The Salty Crab Bar & Grill and Salty’s Island Bar & Grille in Clearwater Beach, Crabby’s Beachside Bites at Tropicana Field Stadium in St. Petersburg, The Salty Crab Bar & Grill in Fort Myers and Crabby Bill’s in St. Cloud.

The company also plans to open a Crabby’s Dockside restaurant in Fort Pierce in April 2020.

Beachside Hospitality Group will take over the lease for the standalone Cocina 214 Tex-Mex restaurant here on Aug. 4. The new eatery is next door to LandShark Bar & Grille, just north of Sunsplash Park and the Volusia County Lifeguards Headquarters. The landlord for the two side-by-side restaurants is Daytona Beach-based Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.

“Our goal is to hold on to as many current Cocina 214 employees as we can,” said Jason Zelenak, who will serve as acting managing partner for Crabby’s Oceanside. “We want to make this transition over to Crabby’s Oceanside as quickly as we can.”

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Daytona’s Latitude Margaritaville ‘town center’ to open June 8

DAYTONA BEACH — Latitude Margaritaville will hold an open-to-the-public grand opening celebration for the first phase of the new Latitude Town Center amenities complex at the Jimmy Buffett-themed 55-and-older community here next Saturday.

The June 8 event, from noon to 4 p.m., will include live music, dancing, food and refreshments, games, prize giveaways and model home tours.

The nearly 25-acre residents-only town center next to the gated-community’s entrance includes a Latitude Bar & Chill restaurant and Changes in Attitude Bar, a Fins Up fitness center, a resort-style community pool, a bandshell stage that includes a large-screen television and outdoor dance floor, pickleball and tennis courts as well as a multi-purpose sports court, and a walking trail with outdoor fitness stations.

“Latitude Margaritaville is redefining the approach to active adult communities with a no-worries lifestyle of fun, food and music for those 55-and-better who are growing older, but not up,” said Bill Bullock, president of Minto Communities’ Latitude Margaritaville division.

Minto is developing the planned 3,400-home community along the north side of LPGA Boulevard, west of Interstate 95, in partnership with Margaritaville Holdings, the global lifestyle branding company co-owned by singer-songrwriter Jimmy Buffett.

The sales center for Latitude Margaritaville is at 2400 LPGA Blvd.

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Daytona Dave & Buster’s set to open March 11

DAYTONA BEACH — Hiring is underway for the Dave & Buster’s that’s set to open March 11 at Tomoka Town Center.

The daily job fair at the Holiday Inn-LPGA hotel north of Daytona International Automall began Feb. 6.

More than 2,000 people have already applied, counting both in-person walk-ins as well as online applicants, said Dave Joy, the restaurant/video arcade’s general manager.

The hiring event to fill 220 full- and part-time positions runs through Feb. 23.

“Not including today (Monday, Feb. 11), we’re at 69 (hires),” said Joy.

The 30,000-square-foot Dave & Buster’s at Tomoka Town Center, just east of Interstate 95, will be the Dallas, Texas-based chain’s seventh location in Florida. Its two closest locations currently are in Jacksonville and Orlando.

Construction of the standalone restaurant/video arcade is nearly completed, but the video and arcade games have yet to be installed, Joy said.

When it opens, the Daytona Beach Dave & Buster’s will offer more than 150 of the “latest and greatest” video and arcade games, including some that will offer a “unique VR (virtual reality) experience,” Joy said.

It will also offer a sports lounge and a full-service restaurant and will have dozens of flat-screen televisions, including three with 181-inch-wide screens.

“We’ll show every sporting event on some of the area’s largest screens,” Joy said.

The restaurant will offer “moderate-priced fare,” with entrees ranging in price from $10 to $20.

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