Staff of The Modesto Bee arrive for work Monday morning to a gleaming new workplace in the center of downtown Modesto.
The third flooring of the Metropolis Middle constructing – which sits on the nook of 11th and J streets – now serves as dwelling base for all of The Bee’s operations. The deal with is 948 11th St., #300, Modesto, CA 95354.
The previous few days have been busy for The Bee’s employees, to say the least.
On Friday, we formally ceased operations at 1325 H St., which had served as the headquarters of The Bee for nearly 70 years. At 5 p.m., movers swept in and commenced a fast however cautious sprint to the new location, transporting quantity-coded bins and packing containers crammed with computer systems and different essential gadgets to the corresponding areas in the new workplace.
Regardless of the entire upheaval, members of all departments of The Bee are enthusiastic about this transfer. The earlier location served us effectively for a long time however had grow to be a dank and dingy reminder of our enterprise’ previous, which was centered on doing one factor – producing a printed each day newspaper. Right this moment, The Bee is a true digital-first operation – a newsgathering powerhouse with the area’s largest viewers and a digital advertising and marketing and promoting company that helps join companies with clients. The new location – with fashionable furnishings, flooring-to-ceiling glass and video boards displaying the most recent analytics – befits this actuality.
Writer Ken Riddick labored tirelessly to ensure The Bee remained the place it belongs – in the center of downtown Modesto. The Metropolis Middle constructing is even nearer contained in the downtown core, with eating places and nightlife choices inside a simple stroll.
Right this moment can be a busy day of unpacking and getting acquainted to new environment. And there’s nonetheless a lot to be executed, together with including signage inside and out of doors the constructing.
When the mud settles, we plan to host a neighborhood open home to indicate off our new digs. And as we arrive Monday, we'll share photos of the new house on modbee.com and on social media.
As at all times, thanks for studying The Bee.
At a look: The Modesto Bee’s new location
Bodily deal with: 948 11th St., #300, Modesto, CA 95354
Mailing deal with: P.O. Field 3928, Modesto, CA 95352
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