After public outcry, downtown Boca Raton, FL post office won’t close or relocate


Palm Beach Post: A five-decade-old post office in downtown Boca Raton will not close and relocate, as was once the plan, after downtown residents and city officials pushed back against the effort.

The U.S. Postal Service had a lease dispute with the owners of the building at Northeast Second Street and Northeast Mizner Boulevard that has housed downtown’s only post office since the 1960s, USPS officials said in March. The postal service explored closing the location in favor of finding a bigger one, downtown if possible.

The U.S. Postal Service has since negotiated a long-term lease with the landlords, James and Marta Batmasian, according to a letter USPS sent to Mayor Scott Singer on Tuesday.  Read more.