February 26, 2010

Newspaper moving to space in One City Center

— From staff reports

PORTLAND — The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram will move its headquarters to One City Center over the next several months, company officials announced Thursday.

The Press Herald will leave its longtime location at 390 Congress St. for a more modern multi-tenant building one block away on Monument Square, in the heart of the city.

''Our goal has been to stay not only in Portland, but also in the center of the city,'' said Richard Connor, CEO of MaineToday Media. ''Everyone we worked with and all the landlords worked hard to help us stay downtown.''

Built in 1923, the Press Herald building was sold to a developer in July, shortly after MaineToday Media bought the newspaper from the Seattle Times Co.

The Press Herald's circulation department will move this weekend to the company's printing plant on Gannett Drive in South Portland. Maine Media Federal Credit Union also will move to the printing plant.

The newspaper's executive and finance departments will be located in temporary offices at One City Center starting Feb. 8.

Other departments at 390 Congress St. will relocate to One City Center in a series of moves ending this summer. 

''In the end,'' Connor said, ''we found a building with a food court, an athletic club and the chance to improve the working environment for our employees while maintaining high visibility for our media company.''

MaineToday Media owns the Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal in Augusta and Morning Sentinel in Waterville.

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