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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Key Way RV Park sold to Chiles, Whitehead

The Key Way RV Park at 12316 Cortez Road W. has been sold to a group headed by local restaurateur Ed Chiles and contractor Brent Whitehead.

Chiles confirmed he and Whitehead closed the deal on the six-acre facility Sept. 10. "Our intention is to improve the property and continue to run it as an RV park," he pledged.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Chiles is the owner of the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria, the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach and the Mar Vista restaurant on Longboat Key.

Whitehead owns Whitehead Construction Co. in Cortez, across the road from Key Way.