Goodbye, 102 Manatee Ave. W.
Hello, 1111 Third Ave. W!
The Bradenton Herald has moved downtown, right smack in the middle of things, as promised in my column Sunday. and in this 1A overview by Business Reporter Charles Schelle. We just survived our first full day of business here, amid a sea of moving crates and stacks of belongings. Other than the typical moving glitches and the challenge of a new phone system, we're not missing a beat in the news business. (Here's a photo gallery by Grant Jefferies chronicling the move.)
The newsroom certainly has its moving heroes: Ken Larrabee, who led the technical nightmare of seamlessly moving our computers overnight; Barry Call, whose muscle saved all of our backs and rescued stranded furniture today; and our "mom", administrative assistant Angie Monroe. I hate to think where I'd be if she hadn't taken charge of this move!
Here she is, proudly at the helm as the newsroom takes shape again:
There's no sign out front yet, but here's my view: City Hall and Police Chief Radzilowski's crew. And Snooty's right around the corner. We've joined quite a neighborhood.
Stop by and say hello.