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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 sets key dates in Colony case

Judge sets key dates in Colony case

As the rye grass pokes its head out of the empty 18-acre site on Longboat’s Gulf of Mexico Drive, the only movement toward redevelopment is the ebb and flow of pleadings and arguments in the courtroom. And the same words spoken as a humorous refrain by Longboaters a few years ago are now shadowed by resignation — “Do you think I will live long enough to see the Colony property ever get redeveloped?”

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

What is the value of 17.2 acres situated on Longboat Key and boasting one of the best Gulf-front beaches in Florida?

March 9, 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 »

Town says ‘yes’ to sales office for future St. Regis residences

Town says ‘yes’ to sales office for future St. Regis residences

The majority of the condos will cost between $4 million and $7 million and penthouses about $10 million.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

St. Regis sales office meets approval from Longboat Planning Board

St. Regis sales office meets approval from Longboat Planning Board

“The code was written in the 1970s before the collapse of Lehman Brothers and changes in lending rules. It will accelerate the reconstruction of the Colony site by 12 months.”

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony ownership showdown heads to court

Colony ownership showdown heads to court

Unicorp owner Chuck Whittall hopes to terminate once and for all the Association of Unit Owners and compel the sale of the remaining units.

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 »

Town says ‘No’ to sales office at Colony site with 4-3 vote

Town says ‘No’ to sales office  at Colony site with 4-3 vote

“If you deny this, I will not be able to start until Spring of next year. If you delay this, and your code is unlike hundreds of other cities in the state of Florida, it will delay us by one year,” said Whittall.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »