Notified on Thursday that Harris Publications is shutting down, employees have until 6 p.m. tonight to clear out their desks. The family-owned publisher, located at 1115 Broadway, had been in business for over 35 years.
Per Keith J. Kelly, chairman Stanley Harris is blaming a familiar terrible twosome: the rise of digital media and the decline of newsstand sales. From Kelly’s item:
Said Danny Seo: “There were signs… They were slowly folding titles every week, including Rides, Small Business Magazine, Juicy, the beauty titles.”
Seo said his own magazine was turning a profit, “but one magazine can’t lift one company, and I’m saddened to hear about their closure.”
Other publications affected besides Naturally, Danny Seo include Real Gardens, Paint It, Rides and Celebrity Hairstyles. Harris Publications should not be confused with Harris Publishing, another niche magazine publisher based in Idaho.
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