The Issaquah Press is relocating offices

March 18, 2013

NEW — 12:25 p.m. March 18, 2013

Newcastle News, a member of The Issaquah Press Co., will relocate its offices March 20, leaving historic downtown Issaquah for more efficient office and warehouse space in Cascade Business Park, one block east of the transit center.

The newspaper office has been in the same location on Front Street for about 85 years. Its current building was built 25 years ago when the former building was demolished. The company does not own the building.

“Our needs have changed,” Publisher Debbie Berto explained. “We just don’t need as much space. We no longer need dozens of file cabinets, or the darkroom, or four bathrooms. And the downtown location is not as important now that walk-in customers are rare, not like the days when readers hand-carried in their wedding photos and advertisers came in to pay bills.” Read more