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The Colony brought us a generation of memories

The Colony brought us a generation of memories

The charismatic, larger-than-life Colony founder, Murf Klauber, welcomes us with his radiant smile. Dressed in casual chic with his signature Etro shirt and white shorts, he regals us with his latest visionary idea with martini in hand- straight from a Sinatra scene.

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

End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis

End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis

Now, more than a decade since the Colony closed and more than six years since Chuck Whittall became involved, the entire situation has changed…

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, 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 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 »

Town says ‘yes’ to sales office for future St. Regis residences

Town says ‘yes’ to sales office for future St. Regis residences

The majority of the condos will cost between $4 million and $7 million and penthouses about $10 million.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

St. Regis sales office meets approval from Longboat Planning Board

St. Regis sales office meets approval from Longboat Planning Board

“The code was written in the 1970s before the collapse of Lehman Brothers and changes in lending rules. It will accelerate the reconstruction of the Colony site by 12 months.”

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

For years, it appeared as if the legal battles between the ownership interests of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort were eclipsing any real progress toward redevelopment. This situation changed dramatically in 2018. On March 16, the Longboat Key Town Commission approved a plan to allow 166 St. Regis Hotel rooms and 78 St. […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town says ‘No’ to sales office at Colony site with 4-3 vote

Town says ‘No’ to sales office  at Colony site with 4-3 vote

“If you deny this, I will not be able to start until Spring of next year. If you delay this, and your code is unlike hundreds of other cities in the state of Florida, it will delay us by one year,” said Whittall.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »