Newspaper soon will move from longtime riverfront location, a candidate for redevelopment

The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville will move its news, advertising and accounting staff within 6 months from a riverfront location the newspaper has occupied since 1967

Sep.September 15, 2018 03:00 PM

The Times-Union building and Wells Fargo Center (upper left), the newspaper’s future home.

The Florida Times-Union staff will move within six months to a new downtown location in Jacksonville from riverfront offices the daily newspaper has occupied for 51 years.

The Times-Union reported that its news, advertising and accounting staff will move into 27,000 square feet of second-floor space at a 35-story office building called the Wells Fargo Center by the end of March.

The newspaper has operated since 1967 at 1 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, which is owned by the Morris family of Augusta, Georgia.

The Morris family acquired the Times-Union and its 18-acre property along the St. Johns River in 1982.

Last year the family sold the newspaper to Gatehouse Media but retained the property and intends to redevelop it.

The Times-Union closed its printing operation at 1 Riverside Avenue early this year and moved production of weekday editions to Gainesville and the Sunday edition to Daytona Beach. [Jacksonville Daily Record]Mike Seemuth

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