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SF Weekly Shutting Down for “Indefinite Hiatus”

After a 40+ year run, San Francisco’s last alt-weekly announced it will cease publishing at the end of the month
By - posted 9/11/2021 No Comment

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for letting us know the sad news that the alt-weekly SF Weekly is going on indefinite hiatus starting the end of September 2021.

Funcheap is super bummed, especially after the rival Guardian shut down and Johnny Funcheap used to write a weekly column for the SF Weekly and Funcheap was named “Best Local Website” by the SF Weekly multiple times.

We know it’s virtually impossible for print newspapers and weeklies to make money anymore, but we hope that indefinite doesn’t mean permanent and that their website stays active.

Please note that as of 9/11/21 we still haven’t seen anything written about the closure on SF Weekly’s website or social media pages, but it’s been written about by Broke Ass Stuart at the SF Gate.


Well, SF Weekly is shutting down. Maybe not permanently, but certainly indefinitely. The unfortunate news came down from management on Friday. The paper will stop printing at the end of this month and it’s not clear at the moment what will happen with its website.

Carly Schwartz, Editor in Chief of the weekly paper gave us this official statement: “We are putting SF Weekly on hold while we invest all of our resources in revitalizing and growing the SF Examiner. SF Weekly has been a vital part of the city’s discourse for years and we are looking for ways to maintain the brand in the future.”