WATCH: Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey Details the City’s Planned Margaritaville Multiplex On U.S. 1
By Space Coast Daily // December 7, 2021
NEW MULTIPLEX EXPECTED TO BE PREMIER MELBOURNE WATERFRONT DESTINATION
WATCH: Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey details the city’s planned Margaritaville complex that will include a hotel, marina, two restaurants and an outdoor event venue along the Indian River Lagoon in Melbourne in the former Shooters, Coral Bay and Intracoastal Marina location on U.S. 1. Space Coast Daily’s Ron Lighthall is with Mayor Alfrey on location, Introducing what is to become the “Premier Destination” resort on the Space Coast.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey was live on Space Coast Daily TV to detail the city’s exciting planned Margaritaville multiplex that will include a hotel, marina, two restaurants and an outdoor event venue on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon.
This game-changing project will be built on the site of the former Shooter’s, then Skipper’s, then Dixie Crossroads, then Coral Bay and Intracoastal Marina on U.S. 1 next to the Marina Towers office building, north of NASA Boulevard. The project developer Harry Mirpuri said the hotel is scheduled to open by late 2024.
The project’s more than four-acre waterfront development calls for a Compass by Margaritaville hotel, which will include 145 rooms and suites.
Atop the hotel will be the Salty Rim Bar & Grill, and additional amenities will include a swimming pool, a 225-slip marina featuring live-aboard and transient dockage, two restaurants, a 20,000 square-foot outdoor entertainment venue, a boardwalk and a parking garage.
Space Coast Daily’s Ron Lighthall interviewed Mayor Alfrey on location, who predicted the new $65 million multiplex will become the “premier destination” resort on the Space Coast.
“I grew up in the Eau Gallie area and we were always known as ‘Mel-boring’,” said Alfrey. “When you wanted to do something you would have to go over to Orlando or down to South Florida and we are looking to change that.”
The multiplex is strategically located in Melbourne’s high growth market and boasts dramatic views of the Indian River Lagoon. It is positioned midway between the Eau Gallie Causeway and the Melbourne Causeway, with the property directly fronting one of Brevard’s most traveled commercial corridors—US 1.
Businesses and residents alike are excitedly anticipating the redevelopment of this iconic riverfront location, formerly known as the Intracoastal Marina and Shooters/Coral Bay restaurants.
“Situated in Melbourne’s vibrant commercial market this is a wonderful destination for residents, businesses, and travelers alike,” said Mirpuri.
“We really want to make this a real destination within the marketplace, knowing there’s a demand for it. This is a key component of any metropolitan environment.”
The site is located minutes from Historic Downtown Melbourne, as well as the Eau Gallie Arts District, beaches, and is less than two miles from Melbourne Orlando International Airport.
“This development really puts us on the map as we are looking at quality growth,” said Alfrey. “In conjunction, we have numerous infrastructure projects underway as part of our rebranding efforts of the city.”