KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The sale of The Kansas City Star's 106-year-old headquarters in downtown Kansas City is expected to be completed Thursday.

Star Publisher Tony Berg announced the scheduled closing to employees on Wednesday. The building will be sold to Kansas City-based 3D Development, through an entity called 1729 Grand Boulevard LLC. It is led by developer Vince Bryant.

The Star reports about 200 employees will move across the street into paper's Press Pavilion. The move is expected within a year.

Berg says The Star will rent space in the headquarters and build a modern newsroom during the year before the move.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com