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Baltimore magazine closes Harbor East office, but production moves ahead

Baltimore magazine is the oldest, continuously published city magazine in the continental U.S. and was first printed in 1907 by the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce. (File illustration)

Baltimore magazine’s offices became a COVID casualty, but the publication will soldier on.

Officials with the magazine’s parent company, Hunt Valley-based Geppi Family Enterprises, announced to subscribers and advertisers in an email Monday that the magazine covering food and drink, arts and culture, lifestyle and home, news and business and travel and the outdoors in the Baltimore metro area vacated its office in Harbor East in favor of remote publication amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Like many companies, Baltimore magazine has worked remotely for the past 18 months and, much to our surprise, we were highly productive and actually liked it. Journalists and sales people are usually out and about anyway — interviewing sources, going on sales calls, pounding the pavement — so we were never truly cleaved to our desks. Thanks to Zoom, we can now meet and brainstorm regularly. And thanks to the cloud, we can layout and design our magazine virtually,” the email stated.

Baltimore magazine is published monthly by Rosebud Entertainment LLC, a company owned by Steve Geppi and led by its President Michael Teitelbaum. It is the oldest, continuously published city magazine in the continental U.S. and was first printed in 1907 by the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce.

In 1977, Philip Merrill’s Capital-Gazette Communications purchased Baltimore from the Chamber; Merrill sold the magazine to a group of investors in 1992. Geppi acquired the magazine in 1994 and it is a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA).

In addition to the monthly print publication, Baltimore magazine publishes daily content on www.baltimoremagazine.com and produces more than 20 events per year.