Former Ardmore Station post office in Winston-Salem is being demolished

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journalnow.com: The former Ardmore Station post office at 229 Miller St. in Winston-Salem, NC, is being demolished, but property owner Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has not detailed its plans for the site. “While the building demolition is underway, we still have programming, planning and design to complete,” said Mac Ingraham, a spokesman for the medical center. The Ardmore Station … Read More

Passaic County renovating old Paterson, NJ, post office for $8 million

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Paterson Times: The old downtown Paterson post office is expected to undergo a massive restoration, according to Passaic County records. The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded an $8 million contract to Elizabeth-based H&S Construction & Mechanical for asbestos removal, general construction, renovation, and installation of a new elevator. Constructed in 1899, the Flemish style building, housed the main … Read More

Swedish contractor to turn famous New York post office into train hub

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Global Construction Review: Swedish contractor Skanska has signed a contract with Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) and developers Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust to rehabilitate the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building in New York City. The design-build contract is worth $1.26bn which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter 2017. The renovated … Read More

Rio Nido, CA, Post Office closure surprises longtime customers

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sonomawest.com: Postal customers were buzzing on Saturday over the sudden closing of the post office in Rio Nido, Calif., a small town near Santa Rosa.  (It’s a contract post office, so the Postal Service does not hold a public meeting or follow any of the other steps in a normal discontinuance process.)  “This is upsetting to all of us,” said … Read More

Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market, may sell for $13 million more than the USPS got for it

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Santa Monica Daily Press: Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market. SkyDance Productions purchased the property in 2014 for about $27 million and has received entitlements to modify the building. However, the company has already outgrown the space and won’t occupy the site. The application to reuse the building included a remodeled interior and construction of … Read More

Residents resist closure of landmark post office in Richmond, Calif.

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East Bay Times: Closing the main post office in Richmond, Calif., would strike a serious blow against the city’s neediest people as well as to a downtown business district on the brink of a boom, participants at a town hall meeting on Thursday agreed with virtual unanimity. It also would disconnect the city from an important piece of its architectural heritage … Read More

PRC dismisses appeal to stop relocation of the downtown post office in Grand Island, NE

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The Postal Regulatory Commission has dismissed an appeal to stop the relocation of the downtown post office in Grand Island, Nebraska.  In an order issued on June 15, 2017, the Commission explains that “the Postal Service’s actions regarding the Grand Island MPO constitute a relocation of postal services, over which the Commission has no appellate jurisdiction.” The relocation has been … Read More

Developer readies proposal to put restaurant in old Post Office in Princeton, NJ

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centraljersey.com: A developer is on track to go before the Princeton Planning Board next month with a proposal to put a restaurant in the old Post Office in Palmer Square, in reusing a 1930s building in the heart of an upscale shopping and dining district. David Eichler, a California-based real estate businessman, was the winning bidder to obtain the parcel by … Read More

Postal Service plans to close the downtown post office in Mahwah, NJ, and relocate to carrier annex

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Mahwah, NJ Patch: The Postal Service is planning to relocate its downtown East Ramapo Avenue location in Mahwah, New Jersey,  to its other township facility at 46 Industrial Avenue — a move that township officials would rather not have occur. The East Ramapo Avenue retail location is a about 8,200 square feet, which the USPS has leased since 1966, Post Office … Read More

Historic post office in Wrightsville, Georgia, closes for emergency suspension

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According to WMGT, the Postal Service has closed the historic post office in Wrightsville, Georgia, for an emergency suspension.  The news item does not say what caused the suspension or how long it might last.  A mobile unit near the post office will serve as a retail outlet, and delivery operations will be relocated to the Sandersville Post Office. Emergency suspensions typically … Read More

Hearing on planned Richmond CA post office closure set for Wednesday

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Richmond Standard: A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 on the U.S. Postal Service’s controversial proposal to close the historic Main Post Office branch at 1025 Nevin Ave in Richmond, California. USPS is considering relocating services to the Richmond McVittie Detached Delivery Unit at 2100 Chanslor Ave. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Richmond City Council … Read More

Morristown NJ may buy its historic post office

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Morristown Green: It’s not your typical fixer-upper. Walls are crumbling. Ceilings have gaping holes. Once-shiny brass fixtures hide under coats of paint. Bathrooms look like they have not been used–or cleaned–since the Wilson Administration, when the Morristown Post Office opened. Still, town officials saw possibilities when they toured the place on Friday. “I’m excited about the prospect of restoring this … Read More