‘The Improper Bostonian’ is ceasing publication

“While this news might be surprising, the company has had a great run and we’re hopefully leaving this incredible city better and brighter since our inception in 1991.”

The publisher of “The Improper Bostonian” announced Thursday that the magazine is closing, effective immediately.  

Wendy Semonian Eppich, who became publisher of the lifestyle and entertainment magazine in 2003, made the announcement in a post online.

“After nearly 28 years in business, we are closing The Improper Bostonian effective today,” she wrote. “While this news might be surprising, the company has had a great run and we’re hopefully leaving this incredible city better and brighter since our inception in 1991.”

Through the years, Improper Bostonian has featured a range of celebrities on its covers, from Patriots coach Bill Belichick and other big names in New England sports to the late chef Anthony Bourdain. Founded by Eppich’s brother, Mark Semonian, the magazine published 24 issues a year and had more than 426,000 readers.

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Eppich thanked current and past staff at the magazine for all their work over the years, saying their “fingerprints have left a lasting impression on The Improper brand.”

She ended her announcement by addressing the magazine’s readers.

“Thank you for picking us up every two weeks and putting us on your coffee tables—or in recent years, for also clicking on our website,” Eppich wrote. “It has been a pleasure to entertain, inspire, inform and amuse you. Our staff was always delighted when you shared your love and passion for the brand. Your feedback gave us a lot of pride in what we did and motivated us to continue doing it.”