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Old 10-13-2010, 09:38 PM  
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Anyone in the Daytona Beach area?

I live in PA but I used to vacation in Daytona Beach all the time but haven't been down in a few years. I used to stay at the Beachcomer on North A1A, it was across from the Bel Air plaza and beside Aliki Tower. I heard it was torn down due to hurricane damage. I'm sad that it is gone as I have lots of memories there from family vacations growing up. I was wondering what is going up in its place and what is there now?
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:19 AM  
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The thing to understand about Daytona Beach now....is it's dead. All construction in this area have been effectively ended. The mall on the pier has been foreclosed on. So, although I don't know for sure, I'm fairly certain that there has been no real construction after 2005. I doubt that there was a significant rebuilding between the hurricanes and now. It's sad.

Biketoberfest appears to have been a bust this year as well. This depression is killing all businesses. DB has resorted to towing vehicles for funds.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:28 PM  
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Yeah... Biketoberfest seems to be way smaller this year. Nowhere near as much stuff up at Destination, and otherwise dead.

Oh well, I am still out riding the Harley...
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:39 PM  
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The thing to understand about Daytona Beach now....is it's dead. All construction in this area have been effectively ended. The mall on the pier has been foreclosed on. So, although I don't know for sure, I'm fairly certain that there has been no real construction after 2005. I doubt that there was a significant rebuilding between the hurricanes and now. It's sad.

Biketoberfest appears to have been a bust this year as well. This depression is killing all businesses. DB has resorted to towing vehicles for funds.
I've noticed the same thing - Daytona is nowhere near what it once was for tourists. I'm in DeLand every other week usually so I try to take a drive on the beach... at least we can still drive there
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:50 AM  
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I have to agree with everyone else. Daytona is pretty dead now. It has been for the last few years. I'm from the Palm Coast area BTW.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:56 AM  
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Panama City, Florida
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Isn't Jeep Beach held there every spring?
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:06 PM  
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Yes it is. It brings in a little bussiness for the local shops but it isnt anything huge.
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:28 AM  
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Dang, I haven't been to DB since the late 90's but this sounds terrible. That pier and beach was packed and there was a little hole in the wall bar on the beach just south of it if I remember right that was a blast. Guess I'll just remember it as it was.
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