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After Nearly 100 Years, South Seattle’s Only Print Paper Calls It Quits

SOUTH SEATTLE – Last week, Pacific Publishing announced that – after nearly a century – it will stop publishing the South Seattle Beacon, the South-End’s only print newspaper.

The company has also eliminated the North Seattle Herald-Outlook, and will instead focus on producing  City Living — a weekly print and on-line publication focusing on arts, food and wine, entertainment, schools and families, health and wellness and other topics.

The South Seattle Beacon and North Seattle Herald Outlook had been published on alternating weeks. Each had a circulation of approximately 6,000.

“We mourn the passing of those publications,” said Publisher Mike Dillon. “In one form or another, they have been around for generations, but they could not — in the current state of the economy — make it to the 100-year mark.”

He added that the company is expanding its geographical reach to include Montlake, Eastlake, South Lake Union, Ballard, Belltown and other neighborhoods adjacent to the downtown core.

“We remain committed to covering issues important to our neighborhood while featuring writers and columnists who have vital things to say,” he said.

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