Historic Sheboygan post office heads for the auction block

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

Last week the Postal Service issued a news release announcing the proposed relocation of retail services at the historic post office on North Ninth Street in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. According to the news release, the post office suffers from a “space deficiency” — whatever that is. The announcement doesn’t say it explicitly, but the clear implication is that the historic building … Read More

Post Office in Corte Madera, CA, to close

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The Postal Service is closing the post office at 7 Pixley Ave. in Corte Madera, Calif., sometime over the coming months. The town manager was informed earlier this summer that the Postal Service planned to “bifurcate” window services and the delivery operation. Carriers will be relocated to other offices, and the retail operation will be relocated to a smaller facility. … Read More

Post offices relocating over lease issues

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

The Postal Service has announced plans to relocate the Olpe Post Office in Olpe, Kansas, the Pineville Post Office in Pineville, North Carolina, and the Benning Station Post Office in Washington, D.C. The Olpe office was “temporarily suspended” in May 2022 over a lease issue. The mayor said the Postal Service told him that it wanted to do a “de-post-ification,” and a cluster … Read More

Lease dispute over an Alexandria, VA post office goes to court

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The Community Branch post office in the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center in Alexandria, VA (22306), is set to close at the end of February. The owner of the property has filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service, and both sides are telling the media that they can’t talk about the case due to the pending legal action. A local … Read More

Bloomington IL post office relocation gets mixed reviews

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Pentagraph: The Eagle Station post office on Towanda Avenue will close permanently at noon Friday and the main Bloomington post office will return to its original location on Empire Street, opening at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 12. Customer service operations were transferred from the facility near Eastland Mall to Eagle Station, a former grocery store at 1211 Towanda Ave., in 1999. … Read More

Postal Service to Host Public Meeting on Proposed Relocation of the Cartwright, ND Post Office

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roundupweb.com: The U.S. Postal Service is hosting a public notification meeting regarding the Cartwright Post Office that is located at 204 Main Street, Cartwright, ND 58838-9998. USPS Real Estate Specialist Greg Shelton will be speaking on October 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Cartwright Community Center located at 305 Main Street, Cartwright, ND 58838. Due to loss of leasehold, … Read More

Portsmouth, NH adjusting to post office at new address

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Seacoastonline.com: Residents got their first look at the new Heritage Avenue post office in Portsmouth, NH, the Tuesday after Labor Day. Patty Svoleantopoulos, the officer in charge, said crews worked for eight months getting it ready to open. During an interview Thursday, Svoleantopoulos stood in front of 1,500 new post office and parcel boxes where conference rooms used to be … Read More

San Simeon post office closes due to safety concerns

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New Times: The San Simeon, Calif., post office that was inside the Hearst Corporation-owned Sebastian building stopped providing services on Aug. 1 due to safety concerns. Dean Cameron, a leasing real estate specialist for the U.S. Postal Service, said the Postal Service was already proposing to relocate the retail office last year, due to expected building renovations and the imminent … Read More

Town of Washington, VA, wins fight to keep its historic post office

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insidenova.com: After a long hard fought battle, the Town of Washington, Virginia, has preserved its centuries-old post office. Rather than issuing any formal statement regarding its decision to reverse course and keep the circa 1804 post office within the county seat, the U.S. Postal Service simply allowed developer Tim Tedrick of Mid Atlantic Postal Properties to appear at Washington Town … Read More

Historic post office in Old San Simeon Village, CA, to be relocated

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The Tribune: Some changes are coming to a historic building in Old San Simeon Village, Calif., in mid-August. Sebastian’s building, owned by the Hearst Corp. since 2009, will undergo a total renovation, resulting in the relocation of the Hearst Ranch Winery tasting room and the tiny town’s 140-year-old U.S. Postal Service branch. The tasting room’s relocation is expected to be … Read More

Lafayette, NJ, Post Office closing in Aug.; P.O. box mail to be sent elsewhere

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New Jersey Herald: Township residents with a post office box at the Lafayette, NJ, Post Office have just over a month to continue picking up their mail there before the building temporarily closes, with an uncertain future ahead for the post office. The United States Postal Service announced in a press release Friday that operations at the building on Route … Read More