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One Daytona, Bringing New Jobs and New Opportunities at Every Turn

Daytona Beach is a city expanding, and that is good news for residents and visitors alike. New places to shop, more job opportunities, great new investments, and exciting new tourist destinations, the city is definitely on the move.

Recent projects have underscored the importance of economic development to the region, and the upcoming opening of a new sporting goods store and hotel complex. Every outdoor enthusiast is no doubt familiar with the Bass Pro name, so the opening of a brand-new Bass Pro Shops is certainly cause for celebration.

Daytona Beach residents are blessed with warm weather and every opportunity to get outdoors, and they take advantage of those blessings. From fishing and water sports to hiking and camping, Daytona Beach is definitely the place to be for outdoor activities. When the new Bass Pro complex opens, there will be plenty of short-term excitement, but that is only the beginning of the benefits.

The new project is happening near the Daytona Speedway, and when the entire complex is open, it will encompass three buildings stretching along the main promenade of Daytona Boulevard. Bass Pro Shops will arguably be the crown jewel of the project to create new eateries and shopping spaces, and at 70,000 square feet, the sporting goods retailer is certainly the largest.

The project as a whole goes by the name of One Daytona, encompassing some 300,000 square feet of retail, entertainment, and dining space. The project is on track and underway, and it is expected to open for business in the fall of 2017.

That fall opening should position One Daytona well for the upcoming 2017 holiday shopping season, making its economic impact even greater. It is safe to assume that One Daytona will draw plenty of outsiders, including tourists with money to spend, as well as thousands of locals anxious to check out the new hotel, new restaurants, and brand new Bass Pro Shop.

The jobs the One Daytona project is expected to create will be varied. The new retail and entertainment spaces will obviously need hundreds of customer service workers, and those in the hospitality industry can expect plenty of opportunities in the associated hotel space.

With eateries and entertainment venues as diverse as P.F. Chang’s Asian restaurant, GameTime Bowling, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, and Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ, the workforce should be just as eclectic and unique, which means opportunities for all kinds of workers. From after-school jobs for high school students, summer work for college students, to steady management positions for experienced workers, the Daytona One project is expected to spread the opportunities around. All in all, it should add up to thousands of new job opportunities for Daytona Beach residents, and excellent growth prospects for the entire region.

The employment surge from One Daytona is already underway, with hundreds of construction workers already on the job. Those workers are already busy transforming raw blueprints and design plans into the future reality of a 21st-century dining, retail, and hotel complex that will attract shoppers and tourists from throughout the region and around the country.

Those construction jobs may be temporary, but they are also high-paying and stable. Even better, this will likely not be the last construction project in the area, so those experienced workers can look forward to plenty of work in the future. Daytona Beach continues to be a city on the move, and that is good news for everyone who lives here.

 

 

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Daytona Beach Area Movie Theaters: Each is a different Experience

With flat-screen televisions dropping in price and Netflix putting a world of entertainment just a mouse-click away, movie theater owners are searching to find new and compelling ways to fill their seats and encourage film lovers to venture out. Daytona Beach theater owners have done just that in a big way, creating a world of entertainment and building a new type of experience into every property.

Daytona Beach is home to some of the most unique and innovative movie theaters in the nation, with convenient ways of doing business, exciting new options, and even more choices at the concession stand.

There has been a veritable movie theater-building boom in the Daytona Beach region lately, and that is positive for the economy and the area. Here are some of the most interesting filmic options in the Daytona Beach area.

Paragon Ocean Walk 10

The Paragon Dream Walk 10 is one of the most popular theaters in the Daytona region, and for good reason. Located at 250 N. Atlantic Avenue #300, this magnificent theater features breathtaking views of Daytona Beach, and plenty of night-life for after the show.

There is plenty to love about the Paragon Dream Walk 10, but what really sets this theater apart is its menu. Instead of being stuck with the same old candy and popcorn, theatergoers can dine on food inspired by the movie’s theme, from nachos and pizza to wine and beer. If you want your night at the movies to be an experience, this is the place for you.

Cobb Daytona Luxury 12

At the Cobb Daytona Luxury 12, the name says it all. If you want your night at the movies to include lots of pampering, this is the place for you. The Cobb Daytona Luxury 12 is a popular destination for first dates, but it is also a wonderful venue for couples on their regular date nights.

Whether you want to get away from the kids, enjoy some alone time, or just catch the latest flick, you can do so in style at the state-of-the-art Cobb Daytona Luxury 12. This luxury theater includes all the high-end amenities you would expect, including a full-service bar, a barista bar, and even fresh homemade pizza. There are also comfy seats for a more pleasant moviegoing experience and assistive listening devices for those with disabilities. Located at 1850 Legends Lane in Daytona Beach, this is a great theater for the entire family.

Regal Diamond Beach Cinema 12

Located at 215 Williamson Boulevard, the Regal Ormond Beach Cinema 12 is making its mark on the Daytona movie scene. This state-of-the-art movie theater features plush seating, Dolby surround-sound for the ultimate in realistic sound reproduction and a spacious environment in which to kick back, relax and unwind.

The Regal Ormond Beach Cinema 12 features other modern amenities as well, including a full-service bar with wine and beer on tap. Whether you want to enjoy your favorite adult beverages while you watch the movie or just relax with friends, you can do it all at the Regal Ormond Beach Cinema 12.

 The Regal Pavilion Stadium 14

The Regal Pavilion Stadium 14 is quickly becoming one of the must-visit entertainment venues in the Daytona region. Featuring true stadium seating, comfortable chairs, and plenty of room to stretch out, this state-of-the-art theater has everything modern film lovers are looking for.

With 14 screens to choose from, there is always something good going on at the Regal Pavilion Stadium 14. Whether you all agree on a film or split up and meet for drinks later, you are sure to enjoy your time at this Daytona institution. Located at 5547 S. Williamson Boulevard, the Regal Pavilion Stadium 14 is centrally located and easy to reach from anywhere in the area.

Carmike New Smyrna Lux 12

The Carmike New Smyrna Lux 12 is a favored destination for first dates, date nights and everything in between. From couples and groups of friends to teenagers enjoying the weekend, this Daytona area institution is busy every night of the week.

This thoroughly modern theater features all the amenities you would expect, plus a few you might not. Concession stations scattered throughout the theater make it easy to grab a quick snack without missing any of the action, wall-to-wall screens draw you into the film and make the filmmakers vision come alive, DLP digital projection puts you in the heart of the film and one-stop ticketing makes getting in fast and easy. Located at 1401 S. Dixie Freeway, the Carlike New Smyrna Lux 12 is easy to get to and easy to enjoy.

 

Going to the movies should be an adventure, not simply a better version of watching TV at home. If you are looking for a true filmic experience, you will find plenty of great theaters to choose from. Each one of these Daytona movie palaces has its own special set of features, its own unique amenities and its own benefits for movie lovers of all ages.