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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 »

St. Regis Longboat Key wins final approval to replace Colony

St. Regis Longboat Key wins final approval to replace Colony

“If you cut it down more, we will not have a St. Regis on Longboat Key. I have no more pounds of flesh to give you,” said Whittall. The Commission then voted 6-1 to approve his plan.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Fate of St. Regis Hotel plan in hands of Longboat leaders

Fate of St. Regis Hotel plan in hands of Longboat leaders

The proposal to build a St. Regis Hotel and residences on the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort site hits the Town Commission on Monday.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

LBK Planning Board blesses St. Regis plan for Colony site

LBK Planning Board blesses St. Regis plan for Colony site

“This is the opportunity to bring one of the finest brands on the planet to our community,” said Katie Moulton.

February 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat staff recommends approval of St. Regis plan slated to replace closed Colony

Longboat staff recommends approval of St. Regis plan slated to replace closed Colony

Battle of the Ballroom heats up as Unicorp’s plan heads to Planning and Zoning Board this Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Town Hall.

February 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission

Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission

Unicorp is back with plan for 102 condos and 166-room hotel. Height dropped to 65 feet. Commission to decide.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »