Herald moving to new location

Published 5:57 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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After nearly 53 years in downtown Austin, the Austin Daily Herald will be moving to a new home at the beginning of the month.

On June 1, the Herald, currently located at 210 Third Avenue in downtown Austin, will be setting up shop at its new location located at 1511 Oakland Avenue West.

“Our team is eager to start this new chapter and continue providing Austin with the best source for local news,” said Herald Publisher Crystal Miller. “Our new location will fit our needs to perfection and reduce the abundance of extra space we have been caring for.”

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In the works for the last five years, Miller said the move will have little impact on the day to day operations of the Herald.

“The relocation process will be seamless and well-managed to ensure uninterrupted services and operations. Our leading priority is to uphold our customer dedication without any delays.”

“There are many moving pieces to relocate our services and staff,” she continued. “Fortunately, Austin businesses that specialize in each area have been great to work with and have provided amazing guidance and service.

Founded in 1891, the Herald has been a fixture in downtown Austin since Oct. 2, 1971 when it moved its operations from its location on First Drive NW to where it is today. At the time, the move came as a result of a fire in the pressroom in 1969.

Throughout its run, the Herald has remained a community newspaper for Austin,  Mower County and several communities in our area. It’s been dedicated to local government, high school sports, business happenings and more.

Alongside the news department has been the advertising department offering several options to customers by specializing in print and expanding to targeted digital advertising that can set up a direct line to customers.

That will continue in the new location.

“We appreciate your understanding during this transition period and look forward to serving you even better from our new location,” Miller said.

City Administrator Craig Clark said the most likely course of action for the building will be to tear the existing structure down, though what will go in the space has not been decided upon yet.

“At present there is not a specific project for the ADH site,” Clark said. “We anticipate moving for demolition of the building in a timely, but cost-effective way in the near future.”

“The mayor and council are committed to continued prosperity of the downtown and this property, in time, will play an important part of that future,” Clark added.