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After months of speculation, the 84-year-old building on Allen Parkway near Waugh Drive that has been home to Gulf Publishing Co. for as many years is being put on the block.
The sale comes just off the heels of Gulf Publishing's recent acquisition. In January, two venture capital firms - Houston-based SCF Partners. and Battery Ventures of Wellesley, Mass. - purchased the energy publisher in a $20-million deal and have since spun off a new e-commerce site dubbed WorldOil.com.
Prior to the buyout, the publishing house had been one of the city's oldest family-owned businesses. For decades, Gulf Publishing has put out oil and gas industry trade news, including …