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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 »

Can Colony property be divided? Court to hold key trial in January

Can Colony property be divided? Court to hold key trial in January

Adams told Whittall that the Colony units need to go to auction. Whittall
countered that the property cannot be redeveloped if ownership is divided.
Longboat Mayor George Spoll then said it could be subdivided.
“No; I have a letter from the Town Attorney saying it cannot,” said Whittall.

December 18, 2019 | 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 agrees Colony Condo will be dissolved; victory for Whittall and St. Regis Hotel plan

Judge agrees Colony Condo will be dissolved; victory for Whittall and St. Regis Hotel plan

Sarasota Judge Hunter Carroll has decided the Colony Condominium will be terminated.

July 18, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The Colony is long gone, Murf Klauber has dies and the St. Regis Hotel plan was approved by the Town. When will the future come and what does it hold for this property?

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | 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 »

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

What is the value of 17.2 acres situated on Longboat Key and boasting one of the best Gulf-front beaches in Florida?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Final battle over Colony ownership rages in court

Final battle over Colony ownership rages in court

Nothing has died more slowly and with more waves of litigation than the once world-famous Colony Resort.

February 11, 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 »