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

Another post office gets annexed: North Platte to relocate from downtown to industrial tract

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The Postal Service is continuing to close downtown post offices and move retail services to inconveniently located postal facilities on the outskirts of town.  While it may be efficient for carrier annexes and mail processing plants to be located where there's plenty of room for parking for postal workers and easy access for delivery trucks, these facilities were never intended … Read More

Youngwoo reveals plans for Bronx Post Office space

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Youngwoo & Associates has filed permits to convert the recently purchased Bronx General Post Office to a mixed-use building, including space for retail, dining and offices. The renovated building, located at 558 Grand Concourse by East 149th Street would add 7,500 square feet to its existing 143,000, according to New York YIMBY. The refurbished space would host retail on the … Read More

The Post Office in Black and White, 1935-1944

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For many photographers, taking pictures of post offices is a passion, and for good reason.  Our country has are over 32,000 post offices, and they come in all shapes and sizes and vintages.  Many of them may seem rather modest and nondescript at first glance, but in the eye of a collector, there's always something interesting to see. Many post offices … Read More

Postal Service workers and rural communities fear post office closures

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Aljazeera America has an article today about POStPlan and the threat of more post office closures.  It features an interview with Mark Jamison, who writes regularly for Save the Post Office.  Leave it to a news outlet based in the Middle East to provide a thoughtful explanation of the roles of the post office and postmaster in a small town. … Read More

Prez throws PRC Chair under the bus, WaPo misses the bus completely

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Josh Hicks has a piece in yesterday’s Washington Post about the announcement that Ruth Goldway has stepped down as Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, to be replaced by Commissioner Robert Taub as Acting Chairman.  It's entitled “Jet-setting postal regulator replaced amid scrutiny of travel habits.”   Hicks begin his article like this: “President Obama replaced the globetrotting chairman of the Postal … Read More