Motel

What’s next for Magic Beach Motel after developer pulls out

Developer pulls out of the deal to buy motel and develop resort in Vilano Beach. Much of the community is relieved but also wants to help the motel owners.

VILANO BEACH, Florida — A proposed resort in Vilano Beach just got nixed. It’s a loss for the developer. It’s seemingly a win for the community who did not want it, but what about the mom-and-pop owners of the vintage motel that the developer is no longer going to buy?

They have to re-open and fast.

Earl and Remy Jensen own the retro-looking Magic Beach Motel. On Monday, there were doing

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Magic Beach Motel getting set to close its doors for good

The Magic Beach Motel owners wrestle with health issues and travel desires.

VILANO BEACH, Fla. — It’s an end of an era for an iconic piece of the First Coast.

The Magic Beach Motel in Vilano Beach is going to be sold, and most likely it will be torn down to make way for a much larger resort hotel.

Earl and Remy Jensen are the magicians at the Magic Beach Motel in Vilano Beach.

“We put a lot of our money into this,” Earl Jensen said. “And sweat. A lot of it.”

In 2011, they bought the run-down motel and

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