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Lake Lanier Islands’ Margaritaville Now Includes Two Party Yachts

The Margaritaville and The LandShark set sail on Cinco de Mayo

The Margaritaville party yacht at Lake Lanier Islands Margaritaville
The Margaritaville party yacht at Lake Lanier Islands Margaritaville
Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Lake Lanier’s Margaritaville is getting party yachts
The 1500-acre Margaritaville (formerly LanierWorld) slated to open at Lake Lanier Islands is getting one more addition to its line-up of Jimmy Buffett-inspired attractions—party yachts. A small fleet of booze cruisers, Curbed Atlanta reports. In addition to restaurants and bars like the Sunset Cove Cafe, Frank and Lola’s Pizzeria, and License to Chill Bar, up to 80 people can climb aboard either The Margaritaville or The LandShark for a ride around the lake. Both come equipped with well-stocked bars. The “excursion yachts” set sail this Saturday—on Cinco de Mayo. [CurbedATL]

The Local Pizzaiolo may not be coming to Sandy Springs?
Questions arose recently as to whether the Neapolitan pizza restaurant might have pulled out of the Modera Sandy Springs development on Roswell Road. This, according to a report by Tomorrow’s News Today. Eater Atlanta reached out for confirmation and was told by a representative for the restaurant they are still on board in Sandy Springs. The Local Pizzaiolo is open in Westside and will be opening in Toco Hills on May 8. A location is also planned for Madison Yards in Reynoldstown. [ToNT] This story has been updated to reflect the confirmation by The Local Pizzaiolo.

Del Taco planning seven more Atlanta locations
The Mexican fast food chain Del Taco plans to open seven more restaurants in the metr nta area, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The company is eyeing locations in south central Atlanta. Del Taco currently operates nine restaurants in metro Atlanta—the majority of which are in the northern suburbs. [ATLBizChron/paywall]