Phoenix fetes its future as a glossy magazine

Carly Carioli, left, editor in chief of The Phoenix, and publisher Stephen Mindich at Tico. (Handout)
Carly Carioli, left, editor in chief of The Phoenix, and publisher Stephen Mindich at Tico. (Handout)

The folks at the Phoenix celebrated the first issue of its new free weekly magazine with a party at Tico. (After 46 years as a newspaper, the Phoenix has gone glossy.) Publisher Stephen Mindich made the scene with wife Maria Lopez, as did executive editor Peter Kadzis, editor in chief
Carly Carioli, and assorted other current and former Phoenix staffers. (Mindich’s son Brad, who has left the company, was in the room.) Kurt St. Thomas, who’s been tapped to oversee Phoenix Media’s new online radio station, WFNX.com, flew in from California for the occasion. (In case you’re wondering, St. Thomas won’t be moving back to Boston to do the job.) Tico chef/owner Michael Schlow was there — on the eve of his Italian honeymoon, no less — as was Trade co-owner Eric Papachristos, jazz impresario Fred Taylor, Emily Rooney, and Mayor Tom Menino spokespersons past and present Seth Gitell and Dot Joyce.

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