It was on a December day five years ago that we moved into a new Sun Gazette World Headquarters in what, to most of us, was the unfamiliar territory of Falls Church.
“Unfamiliar” in that we did not have a newspaper that covered the city. Come to think of it, we had previous Sun Gazette World Headquarters(es?) in Alexandria and Springfield, and didn’t have papers there, either. Well, we once briefly had an Alexandria paper, but that’s a story for another day. It can be summed up in a two-word phrase that begins with “cluster” …
After these 261 weeks of occupancy in our current locale, we’re moving across the street and down a block, as the time has come for our current building, and several others adjacent to it, to fall to the wrecking ball. Progress, or so they say.
It’s too bad. Just about everybody who had offices here at 131 E. Broad St. thinks highly of the building. But now we are all scattering, although our next-door neighbor at the current office already have relocated to the same office building we will soon be at.
So we bid adieu to our home of five years. And we keep our fingers crossed that the move will go smoothly; our computer equipment, some of which may date from the Eisenhower administration, must be handled like the Mona Lisa while in transit.
Well, we’ll get used to our new digs just as we got used to these. In time.
At least our new offices are facing the other direction instead of toward 131 E. Broad. Would be sad to be reminded of its demise every time we looked outside the window.
- Scott McCaffrey