Dear Borderstan readers:
It’s time to say goodbye again.
After 19 months of covering local news, Borderstan will cease publication today and for the foreseeable future.
We’ve had some great times together, haven’t we? Since relaunching the site last year, co-editors Tim Regan and Andrew Ramonas have written about the good, the bad and the odd things that happen around the District.
Going forward, we will archive our old stories on this site. That way, you can still read about the time we found out Guy Fieri was coming to Dupont Circle or the story of when local alcohol regulators fined Madam’s Organ for a drummer’s fart.
To all our friends and readers, thank you for making this possible. We’ve had a blast, and we hope to see you around the neighborhood soon!
Andrew Ramonas and Tim Regan
To our readers: we have some bad news, unfortunately. Borderstan will cease publication this Friday, Dec. 23.
Since relaunching the site in June 2015, we’ve brought you the latest local news, with original reporting about development, crime, restaurants and other happenings. We’re sorry we have to go, and we hope that we’ve helped to inform and, at times, entertain you over the past 19 months.
While we envisioned a professionally-staffed (Borderstan has two full-time co-editors) online local news publication for the dynamic mid-city neighborhoods of D.C., it has become clear our business model here is not working. Borderstan and publications like it rely on advertising sales to local businesses, and we simply have not received the traction we need to stay in business.
We’d like to thank the advertisers that did support us, including VIDA Fitness, MakeOffices, Kevin J. Wood, Price Benowitz LLP, BakeHouse, Lee Murphy of Washington Fine Properties, Spotluck, AnytimeK9, CFS Events, DC Bocce League, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Paintzen, Insomnia Escape Room and Cove. These are the companies that helped to support independent, local journalism for your community — please join us in thanking them for their business.
Borderstan’s sister websites, ARLnow.com and Reston Now, will continue on as usual in Northern Virginia. Borderstan’s Tim Regan will be moving over to ARLnow, while Andrew Ramonas is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.