Postal Services moves forward on sale of historic Plant City post office


In late January 2015, the Postal Service discontinued the post office in Plant City, Florida.  As reported in this previous post, it was the first discontinuance in over 16 months.  The community had until Feb. 27 to file an appeal with the Postal Regulatory Commission, but no one did so, and now the Postal Service is reviewing the property for sale.  There's little doubt how the review will end.  The Postal Service has been planning to sell the building at least since June 2013, when the post office was closed for an emergency suspension due to a leaky roof and some mold — not unusual conditions for a post office built in 1935, especially when the owner (the Postal Service) doesn't bother with upkeep.  Read more.