Tiger Oak Ends Publication of Metro Magazine

The publisher of Metro said it will reallocate resources to its community, business, and bridal magazines.

The final issue of Twin Cities Metro magazine will hit newsstands in September, the publisher of the six-year-old lifestyle magazine announced Wednesday on its website.

Minneapolis-based Tiger Oak Media, which publishes about 30 magazines in the Twin Cities and other markets, said that it is “turning its attention to the company’s many other products that have seen success in the past few years” and will allocate resources to its community, business, and bridal magazines. The company publishes Minnesota Bride, Minnesota Business, Edina Magazine, and Maple Grove Magazine, among others.

Tiger Oak said that it “has strategies in place for current and prospective advertisers and for staff reorientation.”

“It is with mixed emotions that we make this decision,” Tiger Oak President R. Craig Bednar said in a statement. “Obviously, we love the vivacity and urban flair this magazine brought to the market, and we’ll miss that. Yet at the same time our company is coming back from the recession poised for growth, and we’re excited to be focusing our efforts on the successes we’re seeing.”

Metro isn’t the only print publication to disappear from Twin Cities newsstands this year: Satirical newspaper The Onion, along with its local arts and entertainment coverage The A.V. Club, recently ceased publication in the metro area.