Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
(1104 Decatur St., 504-592-2565) will close at the end of the month and reopen at a new location on upper Decatur Street later this year, says Director of Domestic Operations Bret Brown.
The Margaritaville space will be occupied by a B.B. King’s Blues Club, Brown said.
Margaritaville's employees and regular musicians were notified of the closing Thursday.
“We’re re-locating to a new location on upper Decatur Street,” Brown said.
“The new venue is currently in the design stage, with construction scheduled to begin later this year,” Brown said. Brown would not specify where on Decatur the new location will be and said more information would be available "once the design work is done."
“We will always have a presence in the city that gave Jimmy his start. Margaritaville has had an awesome 22-year run on Decatur Street and we are not done yet,” Brown said in a prepared statement.
Margaritaville’s last day of business in the historic building is June 30.