Philadelphia (September 30, 2015) – Metro US, the most-read free daily newspaper nationwide, announced today that it has decided to cease publication of the Philadelphia City Paper effective with its last publication on October 8th, 2015.
“When we acquired City Paper, we wanted to explore its potential within our product portfolio. However, due to the recent performance of City Paper, we have decided refocus our efforts on the continued success of our core Metro brand,” said Yggers Mortensen, Publisher and CEO of Metro.
“I would like to thank everybody involved in this project especially our advertisers for their trust and employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.”
The rights of City Paper have been sold to Broad Street Media, publishers of Philadelphia Weekly magazine, Northeast Times and South Philly Review.