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Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020

Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020

The Sarasota County ‘Bed Tax’ set a new record for January bringing in a total of $3,059,972. The occupancy rate for hotels also set a record at 78.6%.

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 13, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 13, 2020

New condo proposed at the Quay Construction at the Quay Sarasota now includes a Kolter Group plan to build an 18-story, 150-unit condominium on the southeast corner of the bayfront tract. If approved, the condo will mark the third project on the site. The proposed condo will sit on the eastern edge of the 14-acre […]

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 13, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 13, 2020

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Longboat Key Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues as well as Sarasota City Hall that address Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to […]

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Lido Beach building bids to soon be opened

Lido Beach building bids to soon be opened

The estimated cost is just shy of $20 million.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Restaurant parking rules face revamp

Restaurant parking rules face revamp

The proposed ordinance will require one parking space per 150 square feet of building space in a restaurant.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 6, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 6, 2020

The Kress Building in Downtown Sarasota sells The Kress Building at 1440 Main St. sold for $5.8 million to Sarasota real estate investor and entrepreneur Eric Baird. The building was built in 1932. Baird plans to recruit high-end retail tenants to the first-floor space and to move the offices of his company, EB Kress LLC, […]

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 6, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 6, 2020

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Longboat Key Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues as well as Sarasota City Hall that address Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to […]

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Manfred Welfonder claims he was insulted and treated rudely and that the Colony Association breached its financial duty in choosing Unicorp over his redevelopment proposal. The attorney for the Colony Association of Unit Owners says Welfonder’s claim is baseless, without merit and evidence and that he was given every opportunity to submit a viable plan and he simply was not chosen.

March 4, 2020 | Posted in z | Read More »

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Manfred Welfonder claims he was insulted and treated rudely and that the Colony Association breached its financial duty in choosing Unicorp over his redevelopment proposal. The attorney for the Colony Association of Unit Owners says Welfonder’s claim is baseless, without merit and evidence and that he was given every opportunity to submit a viable plan and he simply was not chosen.

March 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending February 28, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending February 28, 2020

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Longboat Key Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues as well as Sarasota City Hall that address Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to […]

March 2, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »