Daily Breeze will stay in Torrance
The Daily Breeze announced today it will move its headquarters to the South Bay Tower building on Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance. The paper has signed a 10-year lease and will make the move sometime in late 2008 or early 2009.
The memo from Publisher Mark Ficcara follows:
I'm extremely pleased to announce that The Daily Breeze has found a new home. It took longer than we expected but it will be worth the wait.
Late this year, we'll be moving into the first floor of the South Bay Tower building (formerly known as Computax) near the intersection of Hawthorne and Torrance blvds. There are few South Bay locations better than our current one but I'm convinced our new offices will be even more advantageous for our employees, customers and overall presence in the community.
South Bay Tower is a first-class facility with great food, shopping and business amenities within walking distance. There's an adjacent parking structure and we're steps await from the Marriott, where many civic and business functions take place. We've signed a 10-year lease and are planning for a December or January move. We'll keep you posted as the project moves along. In the coming days, we'll have some photos and other information available.
You'll be hearing more about the specifics from department managers in the next few weeks. We're going to need your cooperation as we transition to our new facility. There are many logistical issues that need to be addressed so I ask for your patience and cooperation in advance. One thing is clear: We're going to travel lightly when we make the move down Torrance Boulevard. We'll be doing some major cleaning this summer and fall. The clean-out of our current building has already started and needs to move quickly.
Our current building has decades of history and has become a Torrance landmark. But things change and now we have found a superb location to help move us forward. I'm looking forward to working together with all of you at our new home.