Historic Post Offices

Historic Reno NV post office to become major retail outlet & food marketplace

January 6, 2016

A major retailer may soon be coming to downtown Reno. And officials say it's going to be a big game changer for the area. The national retail chain will be going on the first floor of the former Main U.S. Post Office off Virginia Street.  “We've tried to slowly release information and keep that secret, almost like a speak easy is the vibe, there is one door to get into the entire place right now, we want to kind of spoon feed the excitement,” said Brianna Bullentini, Lead designer of the Post Office.  On Monday, a marketplace called The Basement, which includes a variety of locally owned shops, opened underneath the first floor.  Read more.

Historic Bethesda MD post office to become fitness center

January 6, 2016

The new yoga and fitness studio that will eventually call the historic Bethesda U.S. Post Office home is setting up a temporary pop-up studio at the Bethesda Crescent building at 7475 Wisconsin Ave.  Bridges Fitness & Yoga owner Alain Cohen said in an email Monday the business plans to use the pop-up studio to teach a range of classes and to inform people about the new fitness club that will open up across the street in the post office building.  Read more.

Mankato MN post office listed for sale at $1.65 million

December 23, 2015

Those private developers and groups with dreams of how to reuse the downtown Mankato, Minnesota, post office now know the price tag on the historic property.  The Postal Service has just listed it for $1.65 million on the USPS-CBRE webstie (uspspropertiesforsale.com).

The two-story 61,555-square-foot building sits on 1.5 acres, taking up much of a city block. There is a large parking lot in the rear of the building and some parking on the side of it.  The 1896 Kasota stone building is on the National Register of Historic Places. That designation does not put any restrictions on what is done to it after it is bought. The only exception would be if the future owner received any federal funds, such as grants for the project.  Read more.

Historic Mankato Post Office Up For Sale

The historic Mankato MN post office will seeon be listed for sale.  The Post Office has been an icon in the Mankato downtown since 1896, and it served as a hub for mail distribution for decades, even earning a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.  But by the end of this year, the local United States Postal Service will be leaving that location.  Pete Nowacki, the USPS Spokesperson says, "In Mankato and many other communities we now have an excess of space that we have in order to do our jobs so we look to sell some of these facilities and maybe move into a smaller footprint."  Read more.


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