- Brian Chilson
- Future location of the Oxford American
On Tuesday, the Oxford American signed a five-year lease on the buildings at 1300 Main Street in Little Rock that formerly housed Juanita’s. The business staff of the magazine will move into the second story office space at 1300 Main at the end of November or early December, publisher Warwick Sabin said. Under an agreement with the Central Arkansas Library System, the business operations resided in the Arkansas Studies Institute rent-free for two years. That span ended in August; the OA has been paying rent since.
The editorial offices, which have been housed on the campus of UCA since 2004, will remain on campus, Sabin said.
“The Oxford American editorial staff is very happy at UCA, and UCA is very happy to have the Oxford American on campus,” he said.
Sabin said he’s been searching for a multi-use space for the OA for several years.
“I’m looking to continue to develop the Oxford American as more than just a magazine, to establish it as a cultural institution dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Southern culture in all its expressions.”