There are always snags when you move. Moving bins, broken items, misplaced belongings, miscellaneous computer power cords, mishandled packages, no coffee machine. Heck, you might even forget to forward the mail. The Houston Press made its move into its new building (2603 La Branch at McGowen) over the weekend and is almost settled in. Most of the moving bins have been emptied and all the wrinkles are being ironed out.
The new building was built in 1972. The two-story structure most recently housed a bank vault. A total renovation of the current office included brand-new windows, reminiscent of Walter White's 99.1 percent chemically pure crystal meth. It also boasts concrete floors similar to the old office's.
"The decision to move here was an easy one. The energy in Midtown is young, exciting and dynamic," says Houston Press Publisher Stuart Folb. "We needed a place that was both a convenient destination for our advertising clients as well as a good base of operations for our reporting staff."
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The Midtown Management District welcomed us to our new ZIP code with open arms. "We're thrilled to have another wonderful Houston institution move to the Midtown community," said Cynthia Alvarado, managing director of the Midtown Management District. "We have a great working relationship and now they are neighbors. How fun is that?"
This story continues on next page. As tribute, here are some photos from the old building at Milam and Pease.
Photos from the new building continue on the next page.