Retail service temporarily suspended at Milan Station PO in Richmond, VA

Retail service temporarily suspended at Milan Station PO in Richmond, VA

13NewsNow: Retail services have been suspended at the Milan Station Post Office in Norfolk, Virginia, on Wednesday. The Postal Service is working with the landlord to reopen the building located at 3800 Colley Avenue as soon as possible. Delivery services will not be impacted. Until service can be restored, customers can pick up their Post Office Box mail at Norfolk ... Read More
Postal Service Workers Are Shouldering the Burden for Amazon

Postal Service Workers Are Shouldering the Burden for Amazon

Nation Magazine: Every day postal trucks drop off about 4,000 packages at a US Postal Service station in central Tennessee, where they’re unloaded by a team of around six USPS employees. Each person grabs a box, rushes to the only scanning machine, runs the bar code, and then places it in the proper gurney for its route. The process takes ... Read More
Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

PoliticusUSA: Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to respond to criticism from lawmakers, security experts and election integrity watchdog groups that ... Read More
USPS is mum on plans to reopen Zanoni, MO, post office

USPS is mum on plans to reopen Zanoni, MO, post office

Ozark County Times: Thursday, Feb. 8, was the deadline for area residents to submit proposals and offers for a site to be leased for the Zanoni, MO, post office “alternate quarters” being proposed by the U.S. Postal Service. But USPS personnel involved with the matter declined to provide any information about the USPS plan Monday. USPS real estate specialist Vic ... Read More
University looks to renovate historic post office in Florence, SC

University looks to renovate historic post office in Florence, SC

Renovations planned for an old post office in downtown Florence, SC, are on hold after Francis Marion University announced the multi-million-dollar project last February. University officials said they expected to start moving into the old post office building this year, but they’re still waiting on the funds to move forward with the project. FMU President Dr. Fred Carter said with the ... Read More
As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure

As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure

New York Times: The Postal Service moved out of its longtime main post office in downtown Chicago in 1997, but ideas for remaking the Art Deco behemoth never gained traction. The huge building sat vacant, a far cry from the time when workers could sort up to 35 million letters a day there and residents posted mail in its elegant lobby, ... Read More
New Haven, Conn., post office in jeopardy of closing

New Haven, Conn., post office in jeopardy of closing

nbcconnecticut.com: One of the few postal facilities in New Haven, Conn., might soon be closing.  The United States Postal Service has circulated a notice to post office box users that the Federal Station facility on Chapel Street in downtown New Haven is being considered for closure, due in part to a lack of use. That notice said in part, “… ... Read More
Postal Service finalizes decision to relocate downtown post office in Muskogee, OK

Postal Service finalizes decision to relocate downtown post office in Muskogee, OK

Stillwater News Press: U.S. Postal Service officials issued a final decision to relocate its downtown retail service center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In a letter dated Jan. 31, officials said the post office will move from its West Okmulgee Avenue location to a suite at Arrowhead Mall. The planned relocation — a process that was made public in July 2015 — was ... Read More
Reasnor, Iowa, post office closed for emergency suspension

Reasnor, Iowa, post office closed for emergency suspension

The Postal Service announced Wednesday what it’s calling a temporary closure of the post office in Reasnor, Iowa, but the Postal Service said there is no timetable to reopen the location.  In a press release, the postal service said all postal operations at the Reasnor office will be relocated to the U.S. Post Office in Monroe at 117 W. Marion ... Read More
How to rent a piece of history: JLL's USPS Properties for Lease

How to rent a piece of history: JLL’s USPS Properties for Lease

Last summer Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) replaced CBRE as the Postal Service’s exclusive provider of real estate services.  As stated on the USPS page on its website, JLL is "the transaction manager and exclusive broker for USPS’ 280 million-square-foot U.S. portfolio."  JLL is responsible for negotiating leases on 25,500 properties the Postal Service leases from private owners, brokering the sale of USPS ... Read More
The Postal Service gets a new real estate provider

The Postal Service gets a new real estate provider

The Postal Service has ended its contract with CBRE as the agency’s exclusive real estate provider.  A few months ago, the Postal Service awarded a contract to a new broker, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Los Angeles-based CBRE (aka CB Richard Ellis), the world’s largest commercial real estate firm, became the sole provider of real estate services for the Postal Service in ... Read More
USPS considers relocation of Green Street post office in Gainesville, FL

USPS considers relocation of Green Street post office in Gainesville, FL

With the U.S. Postal Service considering a move from its Green Street location in Gainesville, Florida, Brenau University officials on Tuesday publicly declared their interest in the property. “We have long coveted that space,” Brenau President Ed Schrader said during a public hearing on the proposed post office relocation. “We would love to move students into that facility, primarily for ... Read More
USPS says it’s continuing search for new post office site in Zanoni, MO

USPS says it’s continuing search for new post office site in Zanoni, MO

U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist Vee Spikes told the Times Monday that he had no new information related to the $270,000 post office USPS proposes to open later this year in Zanoni, MO. He referred future media inquiries to USPS strategic communications specialist Stacy St. John in Kansas City, who told the Times in a two-sentence email what was ... Read More
Postal Service to hold public meeting on possible relocation of retail services in Cincinnati, Iowa

Postal Service to hold public meeting on possible relocation of retail services in Cincinnati, Iowa

The U.S. Postal Service will be holding a public meeting about possible relocation of the retail services of the post office this week in Cincinnati, Iowa. The meeting will be held at the Cincinnati Community Center at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Cincinnati’s post office was shut down several months ago due to structural and safety issues with the ... Read More
Community fundraises to restore historic post office in Penland, NC

Community fundraises to restore historic post office in Penland, NC

The Penland Post Office and General Store, located at 1162 Penland Road in Penland, NC, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.  An online auction is being held Feb. 1-8 to raise funds for the next step of its restoration. The Penland Post Office and General Store holds a special place for the Mitchell County town ... Read More
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