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Going back to our roots makes sense, a positive move for downtown and The Post

News surfaced last week of our upcoming move to downtown Vicksburg.

Since its inception in 1883, Vicksburg’s hometown newspaper has been published in four downtown locations; one on Washington Street, two on Crawford Street and another on the corner of South and Cherry Streets, in a building that currently is home to the United Way of West Central Mississippi and the Church of the Holy Trinity’s Conservatory of Fine Arts.

We are very pleased to be moving back to Washington Street and to soon be calling the building marked 1106 our home.  Most recently, this space was occupied by Keystone Antiques and is a beautiful unit with wood floors, antique doors and white columns.

Natural light shines from both ends of the building, something that we have lacked in our current office. Post employees, myself included, look forward to the sunlight that pours into the bright room on the main floor.

It’s a warm and happy space, and we’re excited to share it with readers once we move in.

Relocating to downtown Vicksburg makes sense for many reasons.

It gives us the opportunity to move into a space that better fits our needs and opens the door for a tenant who needs the large square footage at Post Plaza to move in. We will be occupying about the same amount of space at 1106 Washington St. that we have used in our current building for some time.

The sale of Post Plaza also allows us to focus on publishing your hometown newspaper instead of managing a commercial building.

Action Properties, the new owner and manager of Post Plaza, is committed to filling the building with tenants. The company is from Yazoo City but is not new to Vicksburg. They also own the building on Halls Ferry Road that is home to Fit-Chef, The Gumbo Pot, Atami Japanese Grill and Caffe Paradiso, among others. They are positioned to maximize the use of the entire Post Plaza building.

Moving downtown gives us the opportunity to invest in the revitalization efforts underway in an area of Vicksburg that is already vibrant but is still in need of growth. It gives us a good opportunity to evaluate our workspaces and technology needs, ensuring we create a workspace that adds to our brand equity and the quaintness of our downtown.

Our plan is to be fully operating out of 1106 Washington St. in the coming 60 days.

We hope you will stop by and take in our new space once we are there.

 

Catherine Boone Hadaway is publisher of The Vicksburg Post. She can be reached at catherine.hadaway@vicksburgpost.com.

About Catherine Hadaway

Catherine Hadaway, as The Vicksburg Post’s publisher, oversees the business operations of the newspaper. She is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Business and Religion. She is a Director of Boone Newspapers, Inc., the family company that owns The Post. Catherine comes from a long line of newspaper publishers, starting with her grandfather, Buford Boone, who served as publisher of The Tuscaloosa News and earned journalism's highest honor when he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his editorial titled "What a Price for Peace." Catherine is a member of The Rotary Club of Vicksburg, Vicksburg Young Professionals, The Heritage Guild and The Vicksburg Warren County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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