The building and property owned and occupied by the Bradenton Herald in downtown Bradenton are being put up for sale in an effort to operate the business more efficiently, Publisher Bob Turner said Thursday.
Turner stressed to employees that the newspaper itself is not for sale.
Absolutely not,” Turner said. “The Bradenton Herald, Bradenton.com, the Lakewood Ranch Herald and LakewoodRanchHerald.com are extremely strong businesses, even in a down economy.”
Turner said less space is needed after the newspaper outsourced its printing staff late last year.
“Since we outsourced our printing, we now use less than half of the square footage in the building,” Turner said. “So we’re essentially paying for twice the size of the office space that we need. Any business in that situation would find it inefficient.”
The roughly 89,000-square-foot building sits on about 9 acres at 102 Manatee Ave. W., across from Manatee Memorial Hospital.
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