So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Just days before Live 8, in late June of 2005, the inimitable John Carroll, Phillyist's first editor, let the world know that Phillyist was live and online. Now five years, six months, three days, and nearly 13,000 posts later, it is my official duty to provide one last post for Phillyist.
We've already explained our reasons for shutting down, both on our site and on others, and this post is not the place to re-hash our departure. Rather, it's a place to say thanks, to you, our readers—and to the many, many people who have helped make Phillyist sustain for so long. I would especially like to thank Jim Genzano and the late, great, Star Foster—whose presence I still feel when I sit down to blog, as well as the current editorial team: Andy Johnston, Ross Currie, Allison Krumm, and Joe Ross.
For those of you who will miss Phillyist's everyday occurrences on your RSS feed, take heart: Gothamist assures us that our archives will be left intact for the forseeable future, so you'll be able to take a stroll down memory lane whenever the spirit moves you. Our Twitter account will also remain up and running, at least for a little while longer, and we promise to post updates about where you might find some of your favorite Phillyists after today. (Here's a hint.)
It's been a wonderful few years, friends. We couldn't have done it without you.
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