Historic Carnegie post office repurposed as cafe

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The historic post office in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, got repurposed this week as the Carnegie Coffee Company.  The post office closed in 2008, and retail services were relocated to smaller quarters in the back of a Family Dollar store.  At that time, postal officials cited "competition from private mail firms, a need to keep costs in line with services and a desire to move away from building ownership as reasons they decided to sell the building. They also noted that most of today's mail is sorted by automation, using ZIP codes, so less space is needed."  (Postal officials didn't mention that over a hundred thousand jobs have been outsourced to mail consolidators under the workshare program.)  Read more.

 

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