Site for proposed Margaritaville in Gatlinburg. (Source: City of Gatlinburg)
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Sources say Margaritaville has turned its attention to Pigeon Forge to open a new location in Sevier County.
Sources say Margaritaville has pulled plans to open in Galtinburg, in favor of Pigeon Forge now that liquor by the drink has been approved by voters. There's been no official announcement at this point according to Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear.
According to the website affiliated with the Island at Pigeon Forge, they are promoting the project as a "POSSIBLE New Location For A Popular Margaritaville (Subject To Change / Update)." The Island at Pigeon Forge is under development at this time.
In August, the company told Local 8 News, that they are considering Sevier County as a possible expansion area.
"We are considering the possibility of coming to the area, and we would like to see it happen. At this point in time, it's too premature to give any further details but we are considering bringing the Margaritaville experience to the area," said Mike Stommel, with Margaritaville Management Group.