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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 »

Can Andy Adams be shamed into selling his Colony units or will the courts decide?

Can Andy Adams be shamed into selling his Colony units or will the courts decide?

From the mid-rise Klauber ran the operation like a benevolent dictator with his Sperry Topsiders, snug white shorts and shirts that even a Fauvist on LSD could not envision.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key and the Colony are the greatest shows on Earth

Longboat Key and the Colony are the greatest shows on Earth

We are right now the land of two divine spectacles: The Town Commission election and the approval of the St. Regis Hotel and Residences. This past week was especially exciting since at long last a new vision was approved to replace the morbid and moribund Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Town, Unicorp give life to St. Regis plan

Town, Unicorp give life to St. Regis plan

Without an epidural and with numerous suitors claiming ownership rights to the offspring, Unicorp President Chuck Whittall, his attorneys and the members of the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board came together this past week and consummated the first signs of new life at the decrepit 17.6-acre site.

February 28, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Can Longboat Key really offer a fair hearing to the Colony redeveloper?

Can Longboat Key really offer a fair hearing to the Colony redeveloper?

Politicians are a lot like babies: they must be changed often and for the same reason.

February 18, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Colony drama unfolds on several Key fronts

Colony drama unfolds on several Key fronts

Unicorp submits revised site plan minus 24 units after contentious meeting. Final site plan heading to P&Z for review.

January 29, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

The Colony: How did paradise on the beach devolve into lawsuits, bizarre plans and inaction?

The Colony: How did paradise on the beach devolve into lawsuits, bizarre plans and inaction?

I find it hard to get on bandwagons. I do not wave flags for developers, but at the same time I see the rallying cry of Preserve Longboat Key as short sighted. Both are right and wrong.

January 21, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

When it comes to the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment a bizarre form of land use porn has emerged and I hear otherwise sane people getting caught up in images and feelings that have little or no basis in anything resembling reality.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How Marijuana, Trump and Clint Eastwood can make the Colony Resort great again

How Marijuana, Trump and Clint Eastwood can make the Colony Resort great again

We do not need to wonder how this will play out. We do not need to analyze how well Trump will do or what the future of the Republican or Democratic party will be in America. All we have to do is lay down in bed, turn on a network or read on the Internet and we will know what to think.

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »