Historic Princeton post office to become restaurant brewpub

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centraljersey.com: Princeton’s crowded and competitive dining scene will add a restaurant/brewpub that a developer has proposed for the historic former post office in Palmer Square.The entity 20 Palmer Square East LLC, owned by an executive with the company that won the bidding war for the property in 2013, last week filed with the town plans to redesign a now vacant 1930s-era … Read More

Developer is buying Chicago’s Old Main Post Office

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Crain’s Chicago Business: The owner of two high-profile downtown Chicago properties is set to buy a notorious one: the sprawling Old Main Post Office.Developer 601W has a contract on the 2.7 million-square-foot colossus along the Chicago River in the West Loop, according to a broker who is representing Monaco-based owner Bill Davies in the sale.Led by Mark Karasick, 601W is … Read More

Historic Reno NV post office to become major retail outlet & food marketplace

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A major retailer may soon be coming to downtown Reno. And officials say it’s going to be a big game changer for the area. The national retail chain will be going on the first floor of the former Main U.S. Post Office off Virginia Street.  “We’ve tried to slowly release information and keep that secret, almost like a speak easy is … Read More

Historic Bethesda MD post office to become fitness center

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The new yoga and fitness studio that will eventually call the historic Bethesda U.S. Post Office home is setting up a temporary pop-up studio at the Bethesda Crescent building at 7475 Wisconsin Ave.  Bridges Fitness & Yoga owner Alain Cohen said in an email Monday the business plans to use the pop-up studio to teach a range of classes and to inform … Read More

NYC’s Historic Farley Post Office is now Fashion Week’s central hub

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New York Fashion Week has made the historic James A. Farley Post Office in NYC its central hub.  That means what while the most discerning style icons in the world are shuffling in and out the back doors on their way to fashion shows, the rest of the city will be using the front of the building to mail packages. Here’s how the massive structure across the … Read More

Under lock and key: The New Deal post office art of Palm Beach County

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Three New Deal post offices in Palm Beach County, Florida, feature important murals painted in the 1930s.  But one of the buildings isn't serving as a post office anymore, and the art is "under lock and key."  The former Palm Beach post office buidling on N. County Road now serves as the offices for billionaire real estate tycoon Jeff Greene, who purchased … Read More

Joel Silver’s Dream Venice Post Office Project Is Stalled and In Debt

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Nearly two and a half years after an elaborate rollout, Joel Silver's repurposing of the historic Venice post office as his film production headquarters has stalled. The project has been beset by multiple design changes, unpaid bills and taxes that are past due,  interviews and public filings show. The future headquarters of Silver Pictures— covered in scaffolding and scarred by graffiti — appears … Read More

Historic Topeka post offices nominated to National Register

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In January 2014, the Postal Service announced its intention to sell the historic post office in Topeka, Kansas.  It's a controversial decision, not simply because the community doesn't want to lose a post office.  The building housed the courtroom where the Brown v. Board of Education case challinging school segregation was heard in 1951.  The City of Topeka received word this … Read More

Sale of historic Princeton post office moves forward

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The sale of the historic Palmer Square post office in Princeton, New Jersey, is moving forward.  Earlier this week the Princeton Packet revealed that the post office would be relocating a few blocks away to a former West Coast Video building on Nassau Street.  The Postal Service will share the leased property with a 7-Eleven.  The move will take place … Read More

Historic Plymouth MI post office to become specialty food market

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The historic post office in Plymouth, Michigan, was sold earlier this year, and now the new owner has announced that the space will be leased to the Westborn Market, which will be opening a specialty grocery store.  Westborn is working with state and local officials, including Plymouth’s Historic District Commission, to make sure renovations are in keeping with the building’s original … Read More

Historic York PA post office to become event venue

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The historic post office in York, Pennsylvania, was sold to developer George Sacarello for $350,000.  The sale  was controversial because in 2012, City Council members and several city officials voiced concern because he owed thousands in back property taxes and back sewer and refuse fees.  Now Sacarello is all paid up, and he’s working on the post office makeover.  He doesn’t want to … Read More

Historic Somerville post office sold to Live Nation impresario Don Law

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The Union Square Post Office has been sold to Boston rock music promoter Don Law  for $2.75 million.  Plans are vague at this point, but it looks like the building will be repurposed to serve an arts-related function.  Read more.  The City's press release is here.  ("Union square post office" by Swampyank me) 

CBRE arranges sale of Bronx GPO to one of its clients

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The New York Daily News is reporting that the Postal Service has sold the Bronx General Post Office to Youngwoo & Associates.  Back in February, The Real Deal had reported that Youngwoo was proposing to use the site to build a marketplace in the vein of the company’s unsuccessful plan for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. The founder and … Read More

Historic Greenwich CT post office soon to be a Restoration Hardware

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The historic post office in Greenwich, Connecticut, will be reopening on May 16 as a Restoration Hardware Design Gallery of upscale home furnishings.  The post office was sold in 2011 to real estate magnate Peter Malkin, owner of the Empire State Building and a Greenwich resident.  The building is on the National Register for Historic Places.  The renovation required a complete gutting … Read More

Two historic post offices in Connecticut get gutted

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  When the Postal Service sold two historic post offices in Connecticut, there was probably a general sense that they would be protected by preservation laws.  But over the past few weeks, the post offices in Fairfield and Greenwich have been totally gutted, and a good portion of the Fairfield exterior has been destroyed as well.  About all that will … Read More