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Whitney Beach Plaza will receive a complete renovation overhaul, according to its owners. A new roof could be start to be placed on the shopping center as early as next week.
Longboat Key Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 5 years ago

Whitney Beach ownership modified

by: Kurt Schultheis Senior Editor

Whitney Beach Plaza’s ownership has been modified and a $2 million renovation overhaul is in the works for the aging and mostly vacant shopping center eyesore on the north tip of Longboat Key.

While a recent transaction shows that a former Whitney Plaza limited liability corporation was sold to a new corporation called Whitney Plaza LLC for $3.64 million, one of the plaza’s partners said the transaction was not a sale and was more about bringing in a new investment partner that can help bring about the plaza’s revitalization.

“This was just about bringing in a new partner,” said Rich Juliani, principal of the Boston-based JKI Investment Capital LLC, which owns the plaza along with a new Bradenton attorney that’s made an undisclosed investment in the property.

Bradenton attorney Ryan Snyder, along with Juliani, have pulled permits for a $2 million complete renovation of the plaza and already have plans for a liquor store and other interested tenants. Permits for some of the work have already been pulled at the Planning, Zoning and Building Department and a new roof is expected to be put on parts of the plaza starting next week.

For more information, pick up a copy of Thursday’s Nov. 29 Longboat Observer.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at [email protected].

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