While some businesses are ditching offices altogether, Evening Post Industries is relocating its offices to three new locations, including a more modern and efficient space at Charleston’s North Morrison District.
“We are excited to welcome The Post and Courier as a neighbor in NoMo district’s Half Mile North and wish EPI continued success,” said David Ingle, partner and broker at NAI Charleston.
President and Publisher P.J. Browning said she does not expect the transition to disrupt service to the newspaper, which was founded in 1803. Currently, the newspaper employs 92 journalists and photojournalists.
The family-owned Post and Courier will begin moving the company’s business and operations from 134 Columbus St. in mid-July. The move will allow the company to house its newsroom, advertising, marketing and circulation customer service departments all in one space, allowing for future growth.
The Evening Post’s executive offices have relocated to 174 Meeting St., where the company has leased 15,039 square feet.
In the fall, The Post and Courier’s pressroom, packaging, distribution and transportation departments will relocate to the World Trade Center Charleston at 4500 Leeds Ave. in North Charleston. The company’s press, a recently purchased 2008 Goss Magnum Single Width Press, will be located at the site, which is centrally located in a multi-tenant manufacturing property. The facility is owned by LRC Properties.
“This press will allow us to grow well into the future and provide a quality printed product worthy of the award-winning news we publish,” Browning said.
Allen Brown, asset manager for LRC shares, said he was pleased the oldest newspaper in the state and the second-oldest in the U.S. decided to move into the World Trade Center Charleston.
“They’re a Charleston staple with a great history,” he said. “When we acquired WTC Charleston, our capital plan was to target this type of user requiring heavy infrastructure that also wants the office amenity environment with great accessibility.”