944, the magazine for people who find Ocean Drive too challenging of a read, is closing. The chain of glossies with a Miami Beach edition published its last set of issues with the June edition, and then will be no more. The company filed for bankruptcy protection last year, and though it found a new owner in the meantime, it appears it wasn't able to get out of its financial hole.
This shouldn't be too big of a blow to the local media landscape. The magazine featured a mix of local content and national content it shared with the rest of it's regional editions. The free glossy was sometimes nice to look it, but hardly required reading. The Las Vegas edition of the magazine will survive in some form or another, but every other local edition, including Miami's, is dunzo.
I guess locals will have to get their shallow glossy "local" magazine fix now from the likes of Ocean Drive, Miami Modern Luxury and, now, Plum.
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