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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 »

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

The Town, the voters and Colony unit owners all have a say in the outcome.

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Colony goes to vote

Colony goes to vote

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The future redevelopment of The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat Key has officially gone to a vote. Last week, Unicorp National Development executed a development and settlement agreement with the Colony Board of Directors. It took months, albeit years, for such an agreement to come to fruition [...]

September 4, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Closing in on Colony vote

Closing in on Colony vote

Andy Adams, who owns more than 25% of Colony units, remains true to cliché of playing his cards close to the vest. Meanwhile, Unicorp to execute contract with Colony Lender for acreage and assets through 1031 exchange.

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending

Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending

The judge also said he will soon schedule auction of $23 million judgement.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The Colony chess game coming to a painful close

The Colony chess game coming to a painful close

The world is tired of watching the game. The rooks and the horses are closing in inexorably on the Association’s last few pieces. The Association is studying esoteric moves through their attorneys wherein a few Russian masters escaped when in the same position. But they are growing tired.

July 22, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Unicorp buys Colony assets at auction

BREAKING NEWS: Unicorp buys Colony assets at auction

Colony Lender in agreement with Unicorp placed the high bid of $15,200,100 and bought several pieces of collateral including the common property, tennis courts, restaurant, spa, swimming pool and other assets critical to the consolidation and eventual redevelopment of the resort which has been closed since August 2010.

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony trustee considers sale of assets; legal landscape shifting

Colony trustee considers sale of assets; legal landscape shifting

William Maloney is considering an offer to sell the estate, including the $23 million ruling against the Colony unit owners, to Unicorp President Chuck Whittall.

May 4, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony closing arguments loom

Colony closing arguments loom

Judge May said in court last week that while he does have concerns regarding the settlement plan, he believes there are “elements of a deal.”

December 1, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Whittall seeks to build $500 million resort at former Colony property

Whittall seeks to build $500 million resort at former Colony property

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Chuck Whittall wants to build what he calls the epitome of a high-end luxury resort at the site of the former Colony on Longboat Key. He calls it “The Armand” and projects on spending $500 million realizing his plan to develop about 210 condominium residences, a 110 to 120 [...]

October 7, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »