“USPS is negotiating with a buyer to allow retail operations to downsize and remain in the current location,” Karen Mazurkiewicz, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service, said. “USPS would lease back a smaller footprint.” She had no further details.
The Postal Service had proposed closing the post office in 2013 as a means to cut costs. At the time, the agency was in a fiscal crisis, but that has passed.
The building was constructed as a post office in the late 1930s and dedicated early in 1940, according to newspaper records. It also housed the U.S. Weather Bureau office from 1940 to 1969. Read more.