Rumors again are swirling that Eneliko “Liko” Smith is poised to become the next owner of shuttered Sugar Loaf resort near Cedar, rumors Smith himself spurred with a Facebook post (link to post) that stated his intentions to acquire the property and turn it into a snowboarding resort.
Las Vegas-based Smith occasionally — and oft-boisterously — voiced interest in the resort since 2010, and occasionally claimed impending ownership, but he’s yet to deliver. His most recent Facebook post was removed a few days after it appeared, and Leelanau county officials said they’ve seen no indication that Smith could wade into the Sugar Loaf scene anytime soon. Rock Investment Advisors, LLC, a company that lists former resort owner Remo Polselli as its principal, remains Sugar Loaf’s owner of record.
“Nobody’s talked to me or I haven’t heard anything yet,” said Steven Haugen, building official with the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority who regularly is in contact with Polselli.
John Peppler, a real estate agent who holds the property listing, dismissed Smith’s Facebook claims. “It’s absolutely not true,” Peppler said.
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