October 31, 2018

Mohegan Sun's Margaritaville closing

PHOTO | Margaritaville via Twitter
PHOTO | Margaritaville via Twitter
A Margaritaville location.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant will close its two-floor dining space at Mohegan Sun in January, resulting in 59 layoffs, according to a Department of Labor filing.

Restaurant owner IMCMV Connecticut LLC said it will permanently close its facility at 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard on Jan. 2 after deciding not to renew its lease, the company said in a WARN notice filed Monday with the Labor Department.

The 59 employees who will be terminated in January are not part of a union, the company said.

The closure will affect numerous servers, bartenders, cooks, bussers, dishwashers, hosts and others. They have all been notified, the filing says.

The tropical-themed restaurant, with multiple bars and a concert stage, opened its Mohegan location in Sept. 2008.

Margaritaville will no longer have a presence in New England, as it maintains over 30 international locations.

"We have enjoyed a 10-year relationship with Margaritaville, and while we don't have specifics to share at this time, we continuously explore fresh and exciting offerings to enhance our guests' experience and will provide details as soon as we are ready to announce," said Ray Pineault, Mohegan Sun's president and general manager.

This story has been updated to include comments from Ray Pineault

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