The New Orleans Advocate has opened a prominent new office on St. Charles Avenue, creating a more visible downtown presence for the city’s only seven-day, home-delivered newspaper.

The building, located at 840 St. Charles Ave., will house about 50 New Orleans-based journalists and advertising sales staff, as well as offices for the owners and publisher.

“Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, The New Orleans Advocate is on its way to becoming the dominant source of print and online news in New Orleans,” said John Georges, who with his wife Dathel, purchased The Advocate in 2013 and dramatically expanded its New Orleans operations. “We are very proud to restore a historic building to its splendor and make it a vibrant community center in the heart of downtown.”