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Could marina project turn back the clock for New Smyrna?

From the Daytona Beach News Journal:

NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Several decades ago, crowds would flock to the banks of New Smyrna Beach’s North Causeway to see fishermen offload their day’s bounty — boxes, sometimes hundreds of them, teeming with fish or shrimp.

That atmosphere has long since disappeared as the commercial fishing industry has significantly waned in this city as well as all of Volusia County.

Tim Phillips hopes that scene from a bygone era can be re-created and some of the city’s rich fishing history preserved at the $10 million development he and his brother Todd are building on the North Causeway.

The project, which the Phillips brothers have named New Smyrna Marina and also will feature 21 Key West-style cottages and a restaurant and tiki bar, is part of a recent development boom on the North Causeway, which links New Smyrna Beach’s two distinct downtown districts — Flagler Avenue and Canal Street.

Read the full article here.