The final downtown press run for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald took place Wednesday afternoon. Both newspapers will now be printed out of the company’s new location in Doral.
The newspapers are among some 20 publications that presses originally housed at One Herald Plaza print, including El Pais, The New York Daily News and The Wall Street Journal.
As of Thursday, the printing presses will operate out of a plant adjacent to The Miami Herald Media Company’s new home at 3511 NW 91st Ave. Employees are scheduled to move to the state-of-the-art facility by end of the month. The current 50-year-old building is expected to be demolished by new property owners The Genting Group to make way for a luxury hotel and high-end condos.
This will be the second big move for the 110-year-old company. Prior to its bayside location, The Herald operated out of a building at 200 South Miami Ave.
The last Miami Herald section to be printed Wednesday from its downtown facility? Travel.
“How appropriate is it that the last Miami Herald section to print at our old building is the Travel section? Because that’s what we’re doing now: traveling from downtown to Doral,” said Dave Wilson, a senior editor who is helping to coordinate the move.