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War is over at Colony Resort

War is over at Colony Resort

Chuck Whittall closed last Thursday on the 75 units of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort that were owned by Andy Adams.
The sale marks the end of a more than five-year-long struggle by Whittall to consolidate ownership of the 237-unit former Longboat Key resort that closed more than a decade ago.

May 2, 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 »

Colony sale decision stalled until May

Colony sale decision stalled until May

Sarasota Circuit Court Judge Hunter Carroll asked for each attorney to write memos and briefs relating to the issue of Force Majeure, and whether the pandemic rises to the level of an unforeseen event sometimes referred to as an act of God.

April 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Colony latest victim in Coronavirus pandemic

Colony latest victim in Coronavirus pandemic

The pandemic is threatening the final agreement – more than 10 years in the making – that would consolidate ownership at the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat Key.

April 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony consolidation dominates courtroom as ownership battle continues into 2020

Colony consolidation dominates courtroom as ownership battle continues into 2020

The operation and control of the once famous Colony Beach & Tennis Resort unraveled over years — first out of court, and then in perpetual litigation. The Colony, once firmly controlled by Chairman Murf Klauber, has gone through countless legal undulations, various redevelopment proposals and yet over the past four years, one outcome has emerged […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Resolution grows near for Longboat’s Colony meltdown

Resolution grows near for Longboat’s Colony meltdown

“I believe Adams is a ‘die on the sword’ kind of guy. The problem is the handwriting is clearly painted on the wall and this will come to a finish very soon.”

September 25, 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 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 »