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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville coming to Navy Pier

Jimmy Buffett. (John Fitzhugh/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT)

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant is sailing into Navy Pier for a 10-year run.

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates the pier, announced the lease Wednesday morning.

“So, we’ll have the Caribbean in February on Navy Pier,” said David Mosena, chairman of the authority, known as McPier. The authority is hoping the restaurant and entertainment venue will serve as an attendance magnet year-round. Get the full story »

David Mosena named chairman of McPier

David Mosena, a former chief of staff to Mayor Richard Daley who currently is president and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry, was elected Wednesday as the new chairman of the agency that runs McCormick Place and Navy Pier.

Mosena’s was selected unanimously by the newly appointed interim board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the state-city agency known as McPier that owns and operates the convention complex and the pier.

Prior to joining the museum in 1997, Mosena served as president of the Chicago Transit Authority. He also has served as the city’s aviation commissioner and its planning commissioner. Get the full story »