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Can Colony property be divided? Court to hold key trial in January

Can Colony property be divided? Court to hold key trial in January

Adams told Whittall that the Colony units need to go to auction. Whittall
countered that the property cannot be redeveloped if ownership is divided.
Longboat Mayor George Spoll then said it could be subdivided.
“No; I have a letter from the Town Attorney saying it cannot,” said Whittall.

December 18, 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 »

Murf Klauber: Building a legacy through family, passion and fun

Murf Klauber: Building a legacy through family, passion and fun

The energy, passion and imagination of Murf Klauber made an impression on generations of Longboaters. All along, he worked with the family he loved.

December 2, 2018 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

St. Regis Longboat Key wins final approval to replace Colony

St. Regis Longboat Key wins final approval to replace Colony

“If you cut it down more, we will not have a St. Regis on Longboat Key. I have no more pounds of flesh to give you,” said Whittall. The Commission then voted 6-1 to approve his plan.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

St. Regis Hotel moves ahead as attorneys battle for hours

St. Regis Hotel moves ahead as attorneys battle for hours

It was contentious. It was harrowing. But after two days of deliberations, Unicorp’s application to build a St. Regis Hotel and Residences received a 5-2 vote of approval for the first of two readings by the Longboat Key Town Commission last week.

March 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

We’ve seen defeat, but what will victory look like at the Colony?

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Colony seeks to keep 237 units

Colony seeks to keep 237 units

An obvious determinant of the value of the Colony is the number of units that will be allowed to be rebuilt.

September 25, 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 »

Courts help decide key Colony litigation in 2015

Courts help decide key Colony litigation in 2015

If one were to judge the progress or lack thereof at The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort by driving by the site on south Longboat Key, it would appear that nothing happened in 2015. But in fact, several key court rulings have moved the resort, which has been closed since Aug. 2010, closer to resolution. […]

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