Impassioned crowd protests sale of historic post office in Topeka KS


Topeka Capital Journal: Dozens of people delivered impassioned pleas or registered concerns and questions Tuesday afternoon to the U.S. Postal Service regarding its intentions to vacate and sell its historic downtown building and lease a smaller space as a cost-saving maneuver.

An open forum was held at 4 p.m. in the third-floor courtroom of the U.S. Post Office at 424 S. Kansas Ave., attracting about 50 people at the outset and several more as the proceedings progressed….

Angela Kuhl, real estate specialist for USPS’s western area, said the postal service will look for about 4,100 square feet of rental space as close to its current downtown location as possible.  “If you’re in the business to move mail, your money is very much better spent on your business as opposed to owning real estate,” Kuhl said. Read more.