The founders of The Greensheet are looking to part with their defunct printing complex at I-45 and the N. Loop after selling the publication earlier this month to MVR Publishing — a newly-formed partnership whose majority owner Jonathan McElvy also publishes The Leader. From 1998 onward, the facility cranked out all Houston editions of the classified paper (it’s also got versions in Dallas and Fort Worth), along with other publications like the New York Times — which Greensheet agreed in 2006 to start printing for local distribution.
Delivery trucks loaded with bundles of The Greensheet’s own reading material rolled out of the parking lot pictured from the north in the aerial above.
Here it is at ground level:
For much of its time in operation, 1690 N. Loop pressroom operated 24-7, staffed by employees who showed up for their shifts on the other side of the building:
They then stepped into this scene (captioned with some explanatory text in the video below):
Production’s shifted north to The Bryan-College Station Eagle‘s press facility, putting the N. Loop property out of print.
To the south, the it includes a decent-sized lawn which backs up to the edge of the planned-to-be-redone Houston Farmers Market, shown below in blue:
- McElvy Media Group Enters Into a Preliminary Agreement to Acquire Greensheet Media [The Leader]
- McElvy Media, owner of Fort Bend Star, buys Greensheet [Fort Bend Star]
- Greensheet to print New York Times in Houston [HBJ]
Photos and maps: Avison Young. Video: The Greensheet