Sacramento’s long-standing alt-weekly newspaper, the Sacramento News & Review, has sold its office after more than a decade in North Sacramento. But the building won’t remain vacant for long.
The LEED-certified building at 1124 Del Paso Boulevard was sold to the city of Sacramento for $3 million this week, and is now set to become the new site of the Hagginwood Library.
The Sacramento News & Review had occupied this building since its move from its Midtown offices in 2009. During the pandemic, the paper stopped printing due to a drop in advertising revenue. It resumed briefly in the fall, but stopped again at the end of last year.
Owner Jeff Von Kaenel has said he hopes selling the building will keep the publication viable with a digital-focused model.
“The ability for us to do more online and get more reporting is made a lot easier [by] not maintaining the cost of a…