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Judge agrees Colony Condo will be dissolved; victory for Whittall and St. Regis Hotel plan

Judge agrees Colony Condo will be dissolved; victory for Whittall and St. Regis Hotel plan

Sarasota Judge Hunter Carroll has decided the Colony Condominium will be terminated.

July 18, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge sets key dates in Colony case

Judge sets key dates in Colony case

As the rye grass pokes its head out of the empty 18-acre site on Longboat’s Gulf of Mexico Drive, the only movement toward redevelopment is the ebb and flow of pleadings and arguments in the courtroom. And the same words spoken as a humorous refrain by Longboaters a few years ago are now shadowed by resignation — “Do you think I will live long enough to see the Colony property ever get redeveloped?”

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

What is the value of 17.2 acres situated on Longboat Key and boasting one of the best Gulf-front beaches in Florida?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Final battle over Colony ownership rages in court

Final battle over Colony ownership rages in court

Nothing has died more slowly and with more waves of litigation than the once world-famous Colony Resort.

February 11, 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 »

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.

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

Final check-out at Colony Resort

Final check-out at Colony Resort

Demolition contractors are set to demolish the final building — the mid-rise — as it was known at the site of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.

November 19, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fate of St. Regis Hotel plan in hands of Longboat leaders

Fate of St. Regis Hotel plan in hands of Longboat leaders

The proposal to build a St. Regis Hotel and residences on the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort site hits the Town Commission on Monday.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’

“It’s the chicken or egg. If the town turns us down to build this, why would I want to buy Andy’s property?”

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

When it comes to the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment a bizarre form of land use porn has emerged and I hear otherwise sane people getting caught up in images and feelings that have little or no basis in anything resembling reality.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »