San Diego Union-Tribune to Move Downtown

The newspaper has occupied its Mission Valley location since 1973

The San Diego Union-Tribune will move downtown after spending more than 40 years at its Mission Valley location.

Newsroom staffers are scheduled to move to 600 B Street in May 2016, according to the company that manages the downtown high rise building.

The paper will occupy four floors of the building, the Lincoln Property Company announced Thursday.

It will be a big change for those San Diegans who are used to seeing the newspaper's building on Camino de la Reina, just north of Interstate 8 near the junction with State Route 163.

BBL Commercial Real Estate purchased that 13-acre site, with its five-story office building and printing plant, in September for an estimated $50 million, according to the newspaper.

Tribune Publishing Co. purchased the only daily print newspaper in San Diego from real estate developer Douglas Manchester for $85 million in May.

The company immediately announced the elimination of 178 positions, many from the UT’s printing and delivery divisions. Employees at the company’s Los Angeles printing facility handle those duties for San Diego County customers.

Manchester initially purchased the newspaper and its real estate holdings in 2011. In an interview with voiceofsandiego, Manchester said he paid above $110 million for the newspaper which he reportedly said was less than the asking price.

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