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Style Weekly to publish last issue tomorrow

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-07 16:52:02-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Style Weekly, Richmond's alternative newspaper, will publish its last issue on Wednesday, September 8.

Editor in Chief Brent Baldwin confirmed the authenticity of the announcement posted to social media.

"Style Weekly will cease publishing after the Sept. 8 edition," the Facebook post read. "We thank our talented staff for their award-winning efforts and our loyal readers for their support. Thank you, Richmond."

Baldwin declined to answer additional questions about the announcement.

Known for its coverage of Richmond's arts and culture, Style's stated mission was to "make sense of the news; pursue those in power; explore the city's arts and culture; open windows on provocative ideas; and help readers know Richmond through its people. We give readers the information to make intelligent decisions."

Over its nearly 40-year lifespan Style's "Best of...," "You're Very Richmond If...," and "40 under 40" issues were among the most talked about.

"I’m disappointed and frustrated with [parent company] Alden’s decision. But I’m also grateful at the opportunity to work with others in building a community publication," former Style Editor in Chief Jason Roop posted on social media. "I think of its enterprise reporting, profiles, building local connections. I think of the army of freelancers, columnists and contributors. Style had a fun, witty and sometimes irreverent tone. But it was always backed by a love and appreciation for Richmond and its people."

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