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Date of Issue: March 29, 2007

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Owners of the Tidemark resorts hosted a party March 15 at the Tidemark Marina sales office by the Wachovia Bank building in Holmes Beach March 15 before adjourning to the Beach Inn for further festivities. From left, Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Pierrette Kelly and husband Paul talk about the project with Tidemark executives Lance McNeill and Ken Dardis. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The merger of the Beach Inn in Holmes Beach and the Tidemark hotel/marina/condominiums into Tidemark Resorts is in full swing, according to shareholder Sean Murphy of the Beach Bistro Restaurant.

Murphy hosted a beach party March 15 in front of the Beach Inn to thank everyone involved in the project, noting that the upscale nature of the units will attract the type of owner and visitor clientele that the Island wants.

“We’re not marketing to spring breakers,” Murphy said.

Units at both properties will be marketed for fractional ownership, but the Tidemark Marina Resort include only 30 of its planned 40 units in fractional ownership.

The Tidemark Marina property will have a full-service restaurant and lounge, banquet facilities and a 60-slip boat marina.

Tidemark Resort developers Ken Dardis and Lance McNeill of Reliance Realty Partners co-hosted the party.

The Tidemark sales office by the Wachovia Bank in Holmes Beach is open daily. People interested in the units or who want more information can call 778-1124, 800-778-8433 toll free, or visit the company’s Web site at