Gawker Media ends search for new address

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Peter Sterne

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Gawker Media has decided to abandon its search for a new office building, and instead lease a third floor in its current building at 210 Elizabeth Street, Capital has learned.

As Capital reported last month, Gawker—which currently occupies the 3rd and 4th floors of an old commercial building in Nolita—has been looking to move to a larger office. Its plans to lease space in one building were scuttled when other tenants in the building objected to its presence.

On Friday, editorial director Joel Johnson mentioned the company's decision to lease another floor in its current building in his weekly "editorial wrap-up" email to staff.

"Our long search for a new office is over, and it turns out what we were looking for was right beneath our noses the whole time," Johnson wrote. "It was just rented by other people. And ugly."

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"We’re going to be taking over the 2nd floor at 210 Elizabeth," Johnson continued. "Renovations should start in March or so, with additional construction and tweaks to 3rd and 4th floors to be rolled out as well."