On Anna Maria Island.... the Layby Hotel Resort on Holmes Beach was recently sold for $8.825 million, it is one of the largest ever property sales on Anna Maria Island.
The sale was between two corporate entities. However, the rumor is the purchase may have been made by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
Of course Garth is a huge Pittsburgh Pirates fan and spent part of last spring training with the team at Pirate City. When we talked to him, he said he loved the area... and... his wife Trisha Yearwood, loved walking on our beaches. Incidentally, this property is two acres, with beach frontage.
Watch our interview with Garth, when he was in Bradenton this past spring....