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Murf Klauber talks Colony ‘best outcome’

Murf Klauber talks Colony ‘best outcome’

You don’t need any more condominiums on Longboat Key. That doesn’t do one thing for our Key. It needs a tennis resort on the beach that is great for families and visitors. Ninety percent of the people who built houses on Longboat Key either stayed at the Colony or Key Club. We’ll get nice stores on this island eventually when it grows up.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders

Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders

“I do not know where we are going here – we sound like the Colony. We say we have a consulting agreement with the University of Florida, but to what end? I am not sure what the processes are, and what steps or of the timeline for those steps. I think we need to make this a tighter strategy with stricter timelines.”

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony Unit owners sued for $5 million in Sarasota County Circuit Court; Complete suit posted

Colony Unit owners sued for $5 million in Sarasota County Circuit Court; Complete suit posted

Colony Lender filed suit against each and every Colony Resort unit owner to collect more than $5 million it says is owed for back rent and interest on the recreational facilities it owns.

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Unicorp’s Whittal presents plan to five Commissioners

Unicorp’s Whittal presents plan to five Commissioners

“I have learned that the Colony was the genesis of what Longboat Key is today. I take my hat off to Murf for being a pioneer. Now we want to do something new and special.”

September 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions

Longboat Key Commissioners asked Town Manager Dave Bullock what the process and procedure is for any re-occupancy of the resort.

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The Colony: Where King Lear spent his final night

The Colony: Where King Lear spent his final night

When I have grandchildren, I will sit and tell them about this man named Klauber and what he did and how the world he created unraveled. It will be an epic story with a few boring legal interludes and asides that will threaten to put them to sleep. And when it comes close to the finale, they will look up and say, “What happened next grandpa?”

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come

‘Once we get out units fixed up we will take immediate steps to turn the water and sewer back on so that a number of units will be habitable as soon as possible. We are confident that the Town will not stand in our way.’

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony

Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony

Evidence of multi-colored glass strewn throughout the property has been found.

August 31, 2014 | 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 »

Colony Lender demands $5 million from unit owners; Yablon fires back

Colony Lender demands $5 million from unit owners; Yablon fires back

Colony Lender sent a demand letter to each and every Colony unit owner seeking the $5 million in rent and interest and taxes for the recreational facilities at the closed resort they say is legally due under contractual agreement.

August 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »