Cessnock Advertiser building is up for sale, but business will continue as usual

ON THE MOVE: Advertiser senior journalist Krystal Sellars with Michael Cleaves from Sternbeck's Real Estate, the selling agent for the building.
ON THE MOVE: Advertiser senior journalist Krystal Sellars with Michael Cleaves from Sternbeck's Real Estate, the selling agent for the building.

TheAdvertiser has been a cornerstone of the Cessnock community since 1960.

While a lot has changed in the Coalfields - and the media - during that time, our commitment to the region has not.

Our long-time office at 155 Vincent Street, Cessnock, is on the market.

The Advertiser, as part of Australian Community Media, is seeking new premises for your favourite local newspaper in or around the Cessnock CBD.

The newspaper has been located at 155 Vincent Street since 1972, after spending its first 12 years in a small downstairs room in the former Commercial Bank building on the same block.

Former managing editor Bruce Wilson, who worked at The Advertiser from 1970 to 2012, said the building was previously a bike shop, and once had a small flat at the rear.

"When the office moved to its present location the Advertiser was owned by the Packers' Australian Consolidated Press," Mr Wilson said.

"It was a smaller footprint, with a taxi office where the journalists now occupy.

"Originally the journalist worked from a small office on the left-hand side where you enter the building.

"The company carried out renovations on just the front section because at the rear was a flat usually occupied by young professionals including bank clerks and the like.

"The second stage opened up the rear section where the ad people worked."

Since the transition in ownership from Fairfax Media to Nine Entertainment last year, then to ACM in July this year, TheAdvertiser has continued to provide trusted local news in print, online and via social media.

"The Advertiser has been proudly serving Cessnock and the surrounding areas for almost 60 years," ACM's NSW Central managing editor Chad Watson said.

"We are selling our building at 155 Vincent Street with a view to moving to new premises where we can continue to champion the city and its people.

"It will be business as usual for us and business as usual for our readers and advertisers, only from a new location.

"Our editorial and sales teams remain devoted to connecting with our local residents and local businesses through ways that best meet their needs.

"We will keep you up to date with the building sale and our change of address."

The building is on the market with Michael Cleaves at Sternbeck's Real Estate.

A freehold commercial property offered with vacant possession, it sits on a 853 square-metre block frontage to Vincent Street and Charlton Street.

Mr Cleaves said the property could suit offices and medical or similar businesses. Call him on 0499 901 855 for inquiries.

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