Boca Raton, FL, residents worried over post office move

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WPTV: The downtown post office in Boca Raton, Florida, is moving. The United States Postal Service posted the news outside the building and notice of a public meeting.

The news has some local residents worried that the easy access to a post office might go away.

“I live in this vicinity and it is very convenient,” said Steven Sarashon.

“I can come get my mail and it only takes a few minutes,” added Erv Fleishman.

Petitions have started to keep the location at the NE 2nd, and even some protestors showed up with “Save Our Post Office” signs on Wednesday.

“I don’t like the idea, I hate it, this is a very convenient location,” said Fleishman.

There is a post office a few miles away, but people would like to see a location closer to the current one and in downtown. USPS didn’t say where the new location will be yet but they will keep it in the same area.

“If there were ever a time for a post office to be in our downtown, it is now,” said Boca Raton City Councilman Scott Singer.   Read more.  (More here.)