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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 »

Zota Beach Resort to open in 2016 on Longboat in place of former Hilton

Zota Beach Resort to open in 2016 on Longboat in place of former Hilton

Once complete, the new resort will feature a 84 room tower in addition to the 103 completely renovated rooms with a modern design.

July 13, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Proposed height code changes to allow units at Hilton and other Tourism properties

Proposed height code changes to allow units at Hilton and other Tourism properties

Longboat Key town commissioners approved changes to the town regulations controlling the height code that will allow expansion at the Hilton property and other tourist zoned districts to accommodate additional tourism units. Town Manager David Bullock said the change allows additional height to be granted through a site plan process rather than an outline development […]

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

2012 Year in Review — Longboat Key Club’s General Manager Mike Welly leaves post

2012 Year in Review — Longboat Key Club’s General Manager Mike Welly leaves post

In October the Longboat Key Club sold the resort to an affiliate of Ocean Properties, Ltd. Michael Welly who had managed the Club for the past eight years and had overseen the resolution of several challenges and helped position the club for redevelopment, said that he would leave his position. But before he left, several […]

January 2, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Town attorney sums up significance of court case

Town attorney sums up significance of court case

The following letter was written by Town Attorney David Persson and is a detailed analysis of the meaning of the Town’s defeat in the Key Club actions, as well as steps needed moving forward.

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

IPOC President on court ruling

IPOC President on court ruling

The attitude and philosophy is night and day from Loeb’s. Loeb was never willing to do anything. There position is “we are going to do what we are going to do and we don’t care what you want.”

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Club officially sold to Ocean Properties, new General Manager named

Longboat Key Club officially sold to Ocean Properties, new General Manager named

The sale of the Longboat Key Club to Ocean Properties is final; Jeff Mayer named new general manager of resort.

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Club sold to Ocean Properties

Longboat Key Club sold to Ocean Properties

Key Club Associates announced today that it has agreed to sell the Longboat Key Club & Resort for an undisclosed price to an affiliate of Ocean Properties, Ltd.

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

UPDATE: Key Club’s joint venture with hotelier Ocean Properties could spell synergy

UPDATE: Key Club’s joint venture with hotelier Ocean Properties could spell synergy

Sarasota attorney John Patterson told Longboat Key News Tuesday, Aug. 1 that the contract is in the due diligence phase. Sources say the deal is likely to close by year-end

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Key Club joint venture could usher in new era

Key Club joint venture could usher in new era

Better that than watching the infighting at Islandside and the Colony conundrum go on ad infinitum.

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »