CHARLOTTE — The owners of Business North Carolina magazine have acquired SouthPark Magazine from the Charlotte Observer for an undisclosed amount.

The transaction closed Friday.

SouthPark Magazine is a Charlotte-based monthly magazine founded in 1996. It distributes over 30,000 copies per month in Charlotte’s SouthPark, Myers Park, Eastover, Dilworth, Cotswold and Elizabeth neighborhoods.

SouthPark Magazine

The acquisition will add the magazine to a group of magazines owned by the Southern Pines-based newspaper The Pilot. The others are PineStraw in the Sandhills, O.Henry and Seasons in Greensboro, Salt in Wilmington and Business North Carolina in Charlotte.

The Pilot was named the best community newspaper in America in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the National Newspaper Association.

“We envision a magazine with a soul. We want SouthPark Magazine to surprise its readers and to delight in bringing them the stories of Charlotte they never knew or have long since forgotten,” said David Woronoff, president and publisher of The Pilot, in a statement.

“We look forward to making sure SouthPark develops an authentically Charlotte voice.”

SouthPark Magazine takes a broad view of the arts, featuring everything from architecture and interior design to the performance arts and literature to bartending and beer making.

“David and his team are wonderful partners and have great vision for their magazine and digital business. We have worked with them on other fronts in the past and I couldn’t feel more confident that we are putting SouthPark Magazine in good hands,” said Sara Glines, regional publisher for McClatchy’s Carolinas Region.

SouthPark’s staff will move into Business North Carolina’s offices on West Morehead Street, just a few blocks away from The Observer in downtown Charlotte.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism