HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Jimmy’s Buffett’s island-themed paradise on Hollywood Beach becomes a reality Thursday as developers of the Margaritaville Resort break ground on the project.

The ground breaking is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at the Hollywood Bandshell on Johnson Street.

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Buffett will not be able to attend because he’s on tour.

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Most of the demolition to make way for the project has been completed and the Johnson Street parking garage closed in July.

The complex will include a 349-room hotel, seven restaurants, shops and a pool with a wave ride.

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The resort is expected to open in 2015.