The building is for sale … but not the business.
That’s the message 209 Multimedia – Central Valley Group owner/publisher Hank Vander Veen wants to share, the building that houses the offices for The Oakdale Leader/The Riverbank News/The Escalon Times at 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale is up for sale. The businesses that reside within the building, however, are not for sale and are not closing down.
Vander Veen said the former owners, Morris Corporation, which is based in Georgia, still owns the building and is attempting to sell it. The papers currently lease the building back from Morris and ideally, said Vander Veen, would be able to stay in a portion of the building when it sells.
But, he said, the newspapers are fully open and operational and if the sale of the building requires it, will move to a new location within the city.