A former Enquirer employee made a pretty penny when he sold the same building in which he spent many evenings and nights rolling out the next day’s newspaper.
Al Bamberger, a 74-year-old Green Township resident who worked as a pressman in Cincinnati and Denver for 42 years, sold the 130,000-square-foot printing plant in March to Wegman Investments for $2.1 million.
The sale came nine months after he bought the printing facility at 1531 Western Ave. in Queensgate for $1.1 million.
Bamberger bought the building in June 2013 after The Enquirer closed the plant in March, when the newspaper shifted to its new page format and began to be printed in Columbus. Last year he auctioned off the equipment in the building, including two printing presses.
Bamberger says he made some modifications to the building and received calls from a number of companies.
Bamberger’s first job in the printing industry was a five-year apprenticeship at The Enquirer during the early ’60s.