Mankato, MN post office makes long-delayed move from historic home

SteveBlog It was May of 2014 when the U.S. Postal Service announced it would sell its historic downtown Mankato home and move postal boxes and retail services to a smaller leased space. Nearly 6½ years later, the relocation happened. “It’s a shame they moved,” an elderly woman said Tuesday as she prepared to walk into the new “Main Post Office” … Read More

Historic Reading, PA post office has a potential buyer


Reading Eagle: The downtown Reading, PA post office might come under new ownership.  The building, on the east side of Fifth Street from Court to Washington streets, is at the center of negotiations between a prospective owner and the national mail carrier. “USPS is negotiating with a buyer to allow retail operations to downsize and remain in the current location,” Karen … Read More

Postal Service has officially declared its intention to move the historic Rutland, VT Post Office next door


Rutland Herald: The U.S. Postal Service has officially declared its intention to move the post office in Rutland, Vermont, sell the historic building to the GSA, and relocate next door to another historic building, the Post Office Annex. The USPS informed city officials in April that it was exploring selling the post office building at 151 West St. to the … Read More

Historic downtown post office in Richmond, Calif., is listed for sale, upsetting residents


Richmond, Calif., Mayor Tom Butt bemoaned the pending sale of the downtown Richmond Main Post office building while sharing the property’s real estate listing. The mayor was among the public officials and residents who fought to keep the post office from closing. “Despite valiant attempts to stop it and generous offers by the City of Richmond to acquire it, the … Read More

USPS to close historic post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and sell the building


The Garden Island: The historic Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, will be closing its doors. The U.S. Postal Service made the announcement Friday, after it spent nearly a year considering the decision. They did not give a date of the closure. “It’s a shame, but I can see why they’re doing it, especially with the parking,” said Karen … Read More

Local tech company to occupy historic Union Square post office in Somerville, MA

SteveBlog The historic Union Square Post Office building in Somerville, MA, will soon be home to RightHand Robotics, a local technology company that grew out of a team of researchers from Harvard, Yale and MIT. RightHand Robotics is a leader in end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment across industries, bringing the latest technological developments from the lab … Read More

Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid


Daily Record: The town of Morristown, New Jersey has submitted a $1.5 million bid to buy the century-old U.S. Post Office, a decaying, 19,000-square-foot facility by The Green that is listed on state and national historic registers. “We want to preserve it and possibly use it for town functions or partner with some non-profits and bring it back to its glory. We have … Read More

Push to save – and rename – Richmond post office continues


Richmond Standard: The U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that it will sell the historic Main Post Office building at 1025 Nevin Ave in Richmond, Calif. has not slowed Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s attempt to rename the 1938-built structure after a former Richmond postmaster. “Mark will continue to push for the passage of the renaming legislation in tandem with his efforts to … Read More

Meeting scheduled on USPS plans to “relocate” and sell historic Lihue, Hawaii post office

SteveBlog United States Postal Service representatives will return to Kauai on Oct. 11 to bring the community up to speed on the potential relocation of the Lihue post office. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at War Memorial Convention Hall, and USPS real estate specialist Greg Shelton will be there to answer questions. The Rice Street post office’s … Read More