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

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

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


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

SteveBlog 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

SteveBlog 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


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

SteveBlog 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


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


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

Congressman to Postmaster General: Washington, VA Post Office should stay put


Rapp News: Virginia Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman has weighed in on the potential move of the U.S. Post Office outside of the town of Washington, saying if that were to happen then “Washington would be the only county seat in the Commonwealth of Virginia without a post office.” In a letter dated March 1 addressed to Megan Brennan, Postmaster General … Read More

USPS seeking feedback on potential post office relocation in Live Oak, Florida


Suwannee Democrat: Seeking a new home for the Live Oak Post Office, the United States Postal Service presented the process that goes into a relocation in front of a packed Live Oak City Hall on Dec. 11. Approximately 50 residents were attendance for the presentation from Sandra Rybicki to the council on the next steps the USPS would take before … Read More

USPS discussing possible return of Norfolk’s Milan Station Post Office

SteveBlog The U.S. Postal Service is proposing the reestablishment of the Milan Station Post Office in Norfolk, Va., nine months after the location was closed. USPS says the new location would be close to the former site, which was located at 3800 Colley Avenue in Norfolk until February 23.  The relocation project would provide full continuity of service and would consist of finding … Read More