New York’s Margaritaville Restaurant Won’t Open After All

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Anyone still struggling to process the news that an Escape to Margaritaville musical is crashing Broadway in 2018 has at least been saved from the more immediate Jimmy Buffett-related crisis: The Post’s Steve Cuozzo reports today that despite being in the works since last year and its lease “all but signed,” Margaritaville the restaurant will not be opening its first New York outpost anytime soon. The island-y chain based on the “lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett” was slated to serve margs and cheeseburgers in the food paradise of Times Square, but insiders tell Cuozzo the deal fell through when its would-be landlord — the famous Brill Building — gave pharmacy chain CVS “the entire second floor,” a floor Margaritaville required, along with the ground level and rooftop. After the loss of Señor Frog’s, this one stings.