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End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis

End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis

Now, more than a decade since the Colony closed and more than six years since Chuck Whittall became involved, the entire situation has changed…

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key

Perhaps I am an optimist, but we have finally traveled through the looking glass and Klauber, Andy Adams and the Association of Unit Owners are quickly turning to images from a fantastical past.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

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 »

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 »

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The Colony is long gone, Murf Klauber has dies and the St. Regis Hotel plan was approved by the Town. When will the future come and what does it hold for this property?

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

A Happy Easter in wake of Notre Dame

A Happy Easter in wake of Notre Dame

In a sense, Notre Dame was sadly victim to a general state of disrepair. It is the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort of cathedrals.

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, 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 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. […]

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

Commission to decide on St. Regis sales office

Commission to decide on St. Regis sales office

Longboat Town Code does not allow sales offices on site without a building permit. Developer Chuck Whittall seeks to amend the rules so sales can begin at former Colony.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Colony demolition delayed

Colony demolition delayed

The Town has found 25 of 26 Colony structures in imminent danger to the public as well as close to structural collapse.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in z | Read More »