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Klauber was our driving force in so many ways

Klauber was our driving force in so many ways

Dr. Murray Klauber and his early decisions and astute leadership made our area the great restaurant and hospitality destination we know today.

December 2, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | 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 »

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 »

Town pursues code tweak for St. Regis condo sales

Town pursues code tweak for St. Regis condo sales

Town Commission voted unanimously Monday to have town staff work on possible changes to the code to allow the
temporary sales structure for the St. Regis. Condominiums.

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

Planning Board says ‘No Sale’ to St. Regis developer’s request

Planning Board says ‘No Sale’ to St. Regis developer’s request

Whittall said that the sales office is intrinsic and instrumental to facilitate pre-sales of the condominiums he won approval to build last March.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony fire ruled “Suspicious,” investigation closed

Colony fire ruled “Suspicious,” investigation closed

A fire on the top floor of the mid-rise building at the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort on Saturday, Sept. 22, will not be further investigated and has been ruled “suspicious” by the Longboat Police Department. Police Chief Pete Cumming said he believes either it was intentionally set or workers cutting wires in the […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony demo starts slowly as Unicorp buys final 5%

Colony demo starts slowly as Unicorp buys final 5%

Contractors ripped off a few dilapidated wooden balconies mainly as a symbolic gesture for the crowd of reporters and interested onlookers. On Tuesday, Unicorp did consolidate final ownership of the outstanding commercial interests at the Colony.

September 2, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

PattiGeorge’s demolished; Colony clearing comes next

PattiGeorge’s demolished; Colony clearing comes next

The demolition is to make way for a new waterfront restaurant by the owners, the Columbia Restaurant Group.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge agrees: Colony must be demolished

Judge agrees: Colony must be demolished

Fire Marshal Lou Gagliardi provided testimony of termite and water damaged walls and support beams, delaminating roofs, collapsing structures and mold so prevalent that firefighters have a standing order to not enter Colony structures.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Holdout sells interest as Colony demolition, new resort inch closer

Holdout sells interest as Colony demolition, new resort inch closer

  STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Yet another hurdle has been cleared by Unicorp President Chuck Whittall on Longboat Key. Whittall plans to build a 166 room St. Regis Hotel and 78 condominiums on the 17.3-acres that what once home to the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. On Friday, Whittall bought all of the interests owned by […]

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »