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Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall

Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The opposition to the Lido Beach Pool & Pavilion plan continues to mount with more than 5,000 signing a petition opposed to the City allowing the public beach site be transformed into a bar and restaurant. The Sarasota City Commission is slated to vote on Jan. 14 at a 1 p.m. meeting […]

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge sides with Unicorp in Colony case Round One

Judge sides with Unicorp in Colony case Round One

Judge Hunter Carroll denied the request by Andy Adams, who owns about 25 percent of the original Colony units, to dismiss Unicorp’s plan. Case is on “expedited” schedule.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Langley withdraws from Town Commission election run

Langley withdraws from Town Commission election run

“I do want to sit on the commission and plan to run but I do not see the wisdom in opposing someone who, in my view, seems to be bringing merit to the board.”

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Sarasota City Clerk Nadalini asked to resign

Sarasota City Clerk Nadalini asked to resign

Clerk offered 90 days pay if she agrees not to litigate.

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Colony ownership showdown heads to court

Colony ownership showdown heads to court

Unicorp owner Chuck Whittall hopes to terminate once and for all the Association of Unit Owners and compel the sale of the remaining units.

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Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall

Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall

It’s a vote that will shape both the atmosphere and experience of the Lido Beach Pool, Pavilion and surrounding neighborhood for the next three decades.

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Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

The Lido Beach Public Pool and Pavilion was the focus of community consternation throughout 2018. The City of Sarasota, which operates the publicly-owned facility that sits on an expanse of beach in the center of Lido Key, approved a contract to allow the owners of the Daiquiri Deck to add a waterfront restaurant, tiki bar, […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

For years, it appeared as if the legal battles between the ownership interests of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort were eclipsing any real progress toward redevelopment. This situation changed dramatically in 2018. On March 16, the Longboat Key Town Commission approved a plan to allow 166 St. Regis Hotel rooms and 78 St. […]

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Mote to move aquarium to I-75

Mote to move aquarium to I-75

The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved this year a term sheet for a lease and eventual transfer of public property to Mote Marine Laboratory. The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park within a rapidly growing nexus for […]

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Red tide plagues beaches

Red tide plagues beaches

Red tide was persistent starting in the summer of 2018 in Southwest Florida, from Collier County up through Pinellas County. Longboat Key and Sarasota were no exception. The town not only monitored the situation daily for dead fish and concentrations of red tide, it has done so since Aug. 2, when the effects of the […]

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