Come Monday the Oakland Tribune will abandon its offices on the ninth floor of a building across the 880 Freeway from the Coliseum and return to its historic roots downtown. But not at the iconic Tribune Building that the newspaper left in 2007. (It was bought on the cheap for conversion to a call center.) Instead, it’s moving to 1790 Broadway in the Uptown area, once home to a Wachovia bank branch, says San Jose Mercury News publisher Mac Tully. The Trib publishes as an edition of the MediaNews Group-owned Merc.
Add: One thing that isn’t coming with it is the Tribune’s venerable news archive. The paper had hoped UC Berkeley would accept it, but that didn’t work out. So the archive will be housed at the Hayward Area Historical Society, says former Tribune editor Martin Reynolds. After the Trib was folded into the Merc, Reynolds’ new title is senior editor for community engagement. Oakland Tribune