UTICA, N.Y. (UPDATED) -- The Utica Observer-Dispatch building on Oriskany Street will be up for auction at the end of November.
The starting bid for the four-story building is $150,000.
The paper stopped printing locally about 10 years ago, but the staff still used the 50-year-old building as an office after that change.
It is not yet clear what changes, if any, may be in store for the nearly 200-year-old publication after the auction.
A spokesperson for the paper’s parent company, Gannett, sent NEWSChannel 2 the following statement:
"Like many other businesses, our office needs have evolved, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many changes in how and where we work. The Utica Observer-Dispatch remains firmly committed to serving our readers and advertisers, as the community's preeminent source of news and information."
The auction is set for Nov. 29 - Dec. 1.