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Newsday signs 15-year lease on new Melville headquarters

6 Corporate Center Dr. in Melville, part of

6 Corporate Center Dr. in Melville, part of a two-building complex for which Newsday has signed a 15-year lease. Credit: Google Maps

Newsday Media Group has signed a 15-year lease to relocate to a new headquarters in Melville, executives of the company said Thursday.

Newsday plans to move to 130,000 square feet at 6/8 Corporate Center Dr., a two-building complex connected by an inside walkway, around Labor Day, the executives said. The buildings are owned by The We’re Group.

The new location is about a mile from the paper’s longtime offices at 235 Pinelawn Rd. in Melville.

“Newsday’s new state-of-the-art headquarters will be a bright, comfortable, energized environment,” Newsday Media Group owner Patrick Dolan said in a statement.

“We’re looking forward to our next chapter and continuing Newsday’s long-standing commitment to the region and to journalism,” Newsday publisher Debby Krenek said.

Hartz Mountain Industries, a Secaucus, New Jersey-based real estate developer, purchased Newsday’s 413,500-square-foot Pinelawn Road building from property owner Tribune Media Co. for $54.5 million last fall.

The new owner plans to knock down the current facility and build two industrial buildings — one 600,000 square feet and the other 200,000 square feet — on the site, Gus Milano, president of Hartz, said in November.

Milano said then that he didn’t expect to begin construction on the 48.3-acre site before 2020.

Newsday, formerly printed in Melville, is now printed by The New York Times Co. at its production facility in College Point, Queens.

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