Moving In: Pacific Northwest Inlander Finds New Home, Editor
Yang, Nu, Editor & Publisher
After signing rent checks for 19 years, Pacific Northwest Inlander publisher Ted McGregor decided it was time to build the free alternative weekly newspaper its own headquarters. Located in Spokane, Wash., the Inlander was founded in 1993 by McGregor and his family. The paper is published every Thursday and available in more than 1,000 locations and online at inlander.com.
McGregor said he started looking for a new home for the paper about three years ago. He checked out existing buildings but realized he would rather buy a piece of land and build on it. Construction on the 13,000-square-foot building in downtown Spokane has already begun, and McGregor said he hopes to move in by February 2013. The project will cost about $1.3 million.
The plans for the new building maintain the traditional "wall" between business and editorial departments. The first floor will house operations, circulation, and design, while the sales team will work on the second floor, and the third floor will hold the newsroom. About 1,800 square feet of the space will be leased.
McGregor said the paper's new home shows the community that it is "an institution that's not going anywhere. …