Washington Spaces Closes
Parent company, like so many others, blames the economy.
Washington Post Co. subsidiary Greater Washington Publishing has decided to stop publishing Washington Spaces magazine. The November/December issue, which is out now, will be its last.
In an e-mail to clients, Greater Washington Publishing CEO and president Becky Loker attributed the closing to the â€ścurrent economic climate,â€ť calling it a â€śvery difficult and painful decision.â€ť
It was not immediately clear how many layoffs might have been associated with the closing, or what might become of the magazineâ€™s Web site. Loker did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.
LaunchedÂ five years ago, Washington Spaces was a shelter magazine the served the metro Washington, D.C. area. It published six times a year and carried a circulation of 80,000.
Greater Washington Publishing produces several other titles, including the New Homes Guide, Apartment Showcase and the Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook.