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Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier moving to new building

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The Waterloo-Cedar falls Courier is spending this weekend moving into a new home. The Courier's parent company, Lee Enterprises, finalized the deal earlier this fall to move the company into the former Waterloo Industries headquarters on East 4th Street.

The Courier has called the corner of West Park and Commercial Street home since 1923, but soon it will move into a new building, just across the Cedar River.

Boxes are a common site in the old building as employees prepare to leave. Employees are still working hard because the news can't stop, even for the move.

"We've been kind of hoping it would happen since about the floods of 2008. Things really came together within the last few months. There was a lot of negotiating that had to be done and so then it's been a flurry of activity for our move," said Courier Editor, Nancy Newhoff.

Newhoff grew as reporter in the old building, spending 30 years there.

"Those memories don't go away. They'll always be here, the building will still be standing so we'll have that, but we'll just make new memories in the new one," said Newhoff.

The former headquarters for Waterloo Industries will now be known as the Courier Building. The Courier will take up the first two floors, while Waterloo Industries will be located on the third floor.

One of the most exciting things for the staff at the Courier with this new facility is the windows. In their old building they didn't have any on the second and third floors, now they have plenty and a beautiful view of the Cedar River.

"We've worked for years without being able to see if it's raining outside. We can hear it on the roof but we can't even see it. When we took them all over there for their first tout you could hear the gasps of excitement that they could see outside and maybe that will get old later but for right now it's so exciting for everybody," Newhoff said.

There is no word on what's next for the old Courier building. Company officials say its location downtown makes it very valuable.

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