Going where the Spirit moves us
The Spirit is on the move.
Of course, I’ve been a clanging gong on that subject all year long to all who’ve checked in on my editor’s notes throughout the year. But, this time I really mean it.
The Spirit, which for each day of its 168-year history has been housed at 210 N. George St., is picking up stakes and moving around the corner to West Charles Street.
We’re all excited about the move, as it lets us to refine operations that have continued to evolve since this newspaper stopped printing on site and laying out pages on boards gave way to digital pagemaking. But those board tables are still in place in the back of the shop — you might still find a burnisher hanging from a wall — the dark room has become a storage closet and stacks of clip art still clutter up the shelves.
The long and the short of it is, we need a lot less space to do what we do here any more.
Nevertheless, there’s history being made. Many a person has stopped by having seen the “For Sale” sign on the railing outside the door to ask what was to become of the Spirit.
We’ll be here at our George Street location for another 10 days and our first newspaper to be produced from the new building will be our post-Christmas edition, which will be published on Thursday, Dec. 27, one day later than usual.
Once we are in the new building, we’ll be planning an open house to allow all of our readers, subscribers and advertisers the opportunity to meet with us, to let us show you our new digs and welcome you into our new home. So, please, watch this space.
As always, thank you for your continued interest in the Spirit of Jefferson.