Longboat Key Club and Resort Manager Michael Welly said a decision to re-submit the Islandside application solidifies the commitment club investors have for the resort.
What does North Carolina have that we don't? Tax incentives and a film industry, for starters.
Development officials, including Colony owner and developer Andy Adams, are expected to be in attendance at a Sept. 24 meeting to answer questions about the the Colony's rehabilitation plans.
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Longboat Key bank customers will be diverted to the downtown Sarasota branch location starting Dec. 7. The two branches will be consolidated.
The Florida Legislature will also discuss abolishing such business taxes at its next session this spring in Tallahassee.
A volunteer beach trash pickup program, similar to the Adopt-A-Road program, could be in the works.