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Garden & Gun's parent company is cutting the magazine off, and forcing it to seek alternative funding. No layoffs have yet been announced.
Evening Post Publishers Co. [sic] — which had been publishing G&G — will cease to do so on January 31. Originally, EPP had made a five-year commitment to publishing the magazine, but Darwin assured us (as did Pierre Manigault, EPP's chairman of the board, who was also on the call) that this decision had more to do with the dire economic situation surrounding the newspaper world than with the magazine's success.
Evening Post Publishing is the parent company of The Post and Courier.
We hear that the shakeup with G&G comes from a shift in the leadership of the company, and Pierre Manigault's promise of five years of financing being effectively nullified.
It's a hard time for all publications, hopefully G&G can turn this into an opportunity to grow.
Thanks to The Charleston City Paper for tipping us off.