The sale of The Kansas City Star’s 106-year-old headquarters at 1729 Grand Blvd. is expected to be completed Thursday.
Publisher Tony Berg announced the scheduled closing of the transaction to employees and staff on Wednesday. About 200 people, including members of the news, advertising, audience, technology and human resources departments, will move across the street into The Star’s Press Pavilion at 1601 McGee St.
Berg said the move is expected within a year, during which The Star will rent space in the headquarters and build a state-of-the-art newsroom.
“We’ve been in this building more than 100 years, and a lot of great memories and great journalism have been created here,” Berg said. “But it’s not the building, it’s the people that make The Star what it is.”
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The buyer is Kansas City-based 3D Development, through an entity called 1729 Grand Boulevard LLC, led by developer Vince Bryant.