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Ground breaking rites set in Vilano

VILANO BEACH – Farid Ashdji, Project Manager for the new Hyatt Place and Holiday Inn Express, is coordinating with Vilano Beach Main Street, Inc. welcoming dignitaries to a ground-breaking event in front of the properties located at 140 Vilano Road and 125 Vilano Road. The new construction will support many new jobs during the building process and will generate a large number of ongoing jobs in support of 170 new hotel rooms in Vilano Beach. The hotels will include mixed-use retail shops and restaurants for the public and other amenities for large and small conferences and special events.  This comes after several years of planning, design and permitting.

Vilano Beach Main Street leaders welcome attendance at this Town Center economic development milestone at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.16. Opening of the Hyatt Place, in the Art Deco Style, is planned for 2020 and the Holiday Inn Express, in a Florida Vernacular Style, will open in late 2019. Additional projects by other property owners are in the works for the approximate one quarter of vacant land remaining in the 23-acre Vilano Beach Town Center.

Vilano Beach Town Center is a walkable half mile area between two waterfronts with a unique sense of place, located two miles over the Intracoastal Waterway from St. Augustine. Vilano Beach became a Waterfronts Florida Community in 1999, a Florida Main Street Community in 2003, and was recently designated as a Florida Trail Town. Continuous coordination between the citizens and government has allowed this public-private partnership to thrive for over 20 years. For more information about the community, visit


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