A Hard Rock Hotel and café is coming to Daytona Beach. It will be built on a ten-acre plot of land right next to the beach, just south of Sun Splash Park. It's the company's fourth location in Florida.
Tudy Tabasky owns the Sand Box Store. She has been selling beach ware in the same location for more than thirty years. She believes she will see a boost in business when the hotel opens just down the street from her.
"I'm thinking it will help revitalize the area. I think it will make people put money into the town again and believe in Daytona."
Hard Rock says the new hotel and café will create 300 full time jobs. The project features 250 hotel rooms, 100 condominium units, plenty of ball room and banquet space. It will also include a spa, a shop filled with hard rock items and a studio where guests can record music and take it home with them.
Tabasky adds, "I believe that we do have a beautiful beach. Obviously, the Hard Rock believes in our beach and I think it will make our community believe in it again."
The hotel and café are scheduled to open in February, 2016 in conjunction with the 58th running of the Daytona 500.
Daytona Beach Commissioner Carl Lentz tells FOX 35 News he is confident the city will approve the project, based on the support from residents.