All of New York magazine's Grub Street sites outside of New York will disappear later this evening. That means no more Grub Street blogs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston. From a post on Grub Street announcing the closures: "This doesn't mean that Grub Street won't be covering these cities anymore: We'll continue to write about openings and other news from there and, indeed, the rest of the country." Current and former Grub Street editors first spread the news on Twitter.
New York Media's Director of Public Relations sends a statement to Eater National that notes:
Grub Street is being refocused as a national food website with its home base in New York, but will continue to cover big stories wherever they originate on the map...Since the 2011 sale of MenuPages to Seamless, New York Media has been evaluating the best way to grow Grub Street and decided to shift resources away from the non-NY blogs.The new version of Grub Street will debut tomorrow morning.
· A Grub Street Announcement [GS/NYM]
· Grub Street Shutting Down Non-NYC Sites [~EN~]