The Daily Tar Heel staff and community members gathered Wednesday to cut a long Carolina blue ribbon commemorating the newspaper’s downtown office.
Officials and staff from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce sponsored the celebratory event.
“It’s very exciting and great news for downtown,” said Aaron Nelson, president and CEO of the chamber. “It will bring more than 100 students downtown, enliven the area and have a positive effect on area restaurants.”
The office moved in June from a space in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union — its location of 40 years — to 151 E. Rosemary St.
The move more than doubled the space to almost 6,500 square feet and features a multimedia studio, conference room and a larger space for advertising staff to help the paper expand.