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Colony demo starts slowly as Unicorp buys final 5%

Colony demo starts slowly as Unicorp buys final 5%

Contractors ripped off a few dilapidated wooden balconies mainly as a symbolic gesture for the crowd of reporters and interested onlookers. On Tuesday, Unicorp did consolidate final ownership of the outstanding commercial interests at the Colony.

September 2, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony demolition delayed

Colony demolition delayed

The Town has found 25 of 26 Colony structures in imminent danger to the public as well as close to structural collapse.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in z | Read More »

PattiGeorge’s demolished; Colony clearing comes next

PattiGeorge’s demolished; Colony clearing comes next

The demolition is to make way for a new waterfront restaurant by the owners, the Columbia Restaurant Group.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge agrees: Colony must be demolished

Judge agrees: Colony must be demolished

Fire Marshal Lou Gagliardi provided testimony of termite and water damaged walls and support beams, delaminating roofs, collapsing structures and mold so prevalent that firefighters have a standing order to not enter Colony structures.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Holdout sells interest as Colony demolition, new resort inch closer

Holdout sells interest as Colony demolition, new resort inch closer

  STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Yet another hurdle has been cleared by Unicorp President Chuck Whittall on Longboat Key. Whittall plans to build a 166 room St. Regis Hotel and 78 condominiums on the 17.3-acres that what once home to the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. On Friday, Whittall bought all of the interests owned by […]

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Judge strikes appeal of St. Regis Hotel project

Judge strikes appeal of St. Regis Hotel project

One unit owner filed a Writ or Certiorari saying that Unicorp did not have standing and Town did not follow its own rules. Judge is allowing Writ to be amended and refiled.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Fleetwood files to overturn St. Regis approval

Fleetwood files to overturn St. Regis approval

The Town has a month to respond. Plan to redevelop Colony at stake.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

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 »